1400 Lake Drive, Eugene, Oregon
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Hours

Main Office
M-F 8a-5p

 

Pool
M-F 5a-9:30p
Sat. 6a-5p
Sun. 1:30p-5p

 

Gymnastics

M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 9a-1p

 

Closures

Pool & Fitness Center

8/25-9/16 Annual Maint.
11/10 Marta Hogard Swim Meet
11/22 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s Day

 

No Classes
8/20-9/4 Annual Maint.
11/10 Marta Hogard Swim Meet
11/22 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s Day

 

Gymnastics
9/3 Labor Day
11/22-23 Thanksgiving
12/23-1/6 Winter Vacation

 

Youth Programs
11/12 Veteran's Day
11/23-24 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year's

 


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Classes & Activities for Seniors

 

Classes & Activities

Preregistration is recommended to avoid full or canceled programs. All activities held at River Road Park unless otherwise noted.

 

Music in the Park

Grab a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and join us in the park for some great entertainment as we welcome back two of Eugene’s favorite bands. Parking is limited. Please carpool, bike or walk to the park if you can. Additional parking is available at both Howard Elementary School and Kelly Middle School.

The Sugar Beets help celebrate the end of summer with their foot stomping traditions of bluegrass, country and pop-inspired music. They have been entertaining audiences with original tunes and inspiring sounds for over 25 years.
9/3 . . . Su . . . 4-7p

OSU Extension Fall Festival - Free Event!

“Lane County Master Gardeners invite ALL to celebrate a day full of harvest fun for the whole family, including kids’ activities. Sample free, fresh-pressed apple cider; taste multiple varieties of tomatoes and apples; attend gardening workshops; browse among many items for sale, including gardening books, hand made goods, garlic, bulbs, fruit trees and other plants, and more.  Fall is also planting time in the Willamette Valley!”
9/22 . . . Sa . . . 10a-4p . . . No Cost

 

Lane Writers Series

We have so much local talent! Enjoy monthly authors’ readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction ... you name it! This FREE reading series is held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. Authors’ books are available for purchase and refreshments are served.
9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/30 . . . Su     4:30-6p . . . No cost

 

Feel Better About Yourself and the Clothes You Wear!

Ever wonder why sometimes you feel good when you wear some clothes, and want to change immediately from another outfit at others?  Understand how fit and proportion of clothes affect your look and how you can apply it to your wardrobe and shape.  Discover tips on how to look leaner in your clothes and the do’s and don’ts for your body type. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
9/24 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD 

 

Organize and Declutter - Now!    

You’ve been telling yourself you need to do this, now is the time!  Understand why getting rid of things is so difficult and learn a method to stay organized. This two-part class provides tips and tools to get started and stay streamlined in the future. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
10/1 & 8 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $16 ID/$20 OD

 

Michael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic Run or Walk

Join us Saturday, February 9, at 9:30am as once again River Road Park presents our annual “Couples Classic” road run. This classic foot race features a flat, fast, 5K course through the neighborhoods surrounding the park. If you prefer, enter the non-competitive fitness walk. There will be plenty of random drawings, prizes for division winners of the run, and Mo’s clam chowder for all participants. Commemorative T-shirts will be available to pre-registered participants ONLY. Child care will also be available at no charge to all pre-registered participants. Team and individual entries are encouraged.

Registration fees:

Pre-registration (before Feb. 7) $15 without shirt  $25 with t-shirt
Late registration (Feb. 8 through day of race) $20 without shirt
2/9 . . . Sa . . . 9:30a

 

Health & Wellness

 

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s - Early Stage

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association and River Road Park District. This class will be held at 1400 Lake Dr.
Please pre-register 541-688-4052. Space is limited. Presenter: Abby Gershenzon.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Part 1

You will learn about symptoms of middle stage dementia, effective communication, relationship changes and practical steps for providing personal care.
9/28 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a

 

Part 2

We will talk about behavioral symptoms, wandering and keeping the person with dementia safe, planning and asking for help and informal care options.
10/5 . . . F . . . 10 -11:30a 

 

Part 3

Finding, engaging and monitoring home care assistance, planning for future care provisions in the late stages, handling behavior issues, medication management and coping as a caregiver.
10/12 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a 

Flu Shot Clinic

It’s that time of the year! Time to get your flu shot, folks. Today we’re teaming up with our local River Road Health Mart Pharmacy to make it easy for you to get your shot. We do not need you to register prior to coming in that day. Appointments are first come first serve.  If you are not certain whether your insurance covers your flu shot or if you have other questions regarding the shot, please call the pharmacy staff directly at River Road Health Mart Pharmacy 541-636-3522. Please bring your insurance card with you on the 5th so the insurance company can be billed directly.
10/5 . . .  F  . . . 10a-12p

 

Step’n Out With Kathy

Get to know members of the River Road Park community by “Steppin’ Out with Kathy.” Group meets twice a week and is designed to promote the benefits of walking and a healthy lifestyle. Walks will last about an hour and will begin and end at the River Road Park Annex. Make sure you wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for variable weather. Walks take place rain or shine. Leader: Kathy Beck.

Meet at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
TuTh  . . . 9-10a  . . . No Charge

 

 

 

 

Get Togethers

 

Memory Tones Choral Group

The focus is having fun singing old favorites. Experience or ability to read music would be helpful. Newcomers are welcome. Weekly practices and several performances per month. Off from 7/13-8/31.

Weekly . . . F . . . 9:45-11:45a Free

 

Lunch @ the Annex—Cafe 60

River Road Park District hosts Cafe 60, in cooperation with the Lane Council of Government’s Senior Meals Program. Luncheons are served twice a week at the River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road. All meals are prepared fresh daily. Diabetic menus available upon request. Meal calendars available at the park office. People age 60+ pay on a donation basis. (Suggested minimum donation: $3). Those under 60 pay $8. To assure yourself a meal, call Kathy at 541-688-4052. 
Weekly . . . T/Th . . . 12p . . . Donation

 

Fall Holiday Luncheons

All lunches begin at 12p. We will provide the main dish and you bring a side dish to share. Please RSVP so that we know how many people to buy for. 541-688-4052

11/13 . . . W . . . Thanksgiving Turkey . . . Please being a side dish.
12/12 . . . W . . . Holiday Ham . . . Please being a side dish.

We’re still green! Please bring a drinking cup and plate with you. No paper products please.

 

Sewing/Crafting Circle

Come sew and craft with others. We have a bunch of people with a lot of sewing and crafting experience so bring your projects and if you need help with something, you have a group of ladies with a ton of knowledge in the room. You can come and go as you please; there will be no formal structure and no host. If you can’t stay the whole time, no biggy. This is fun time so we don’t want anyone to feel any pressure. We are meeting at what would normally be dinner time so feel free to bring food and drink with you. We are looking forward to many fun evenings creating and producing beautiful things.   
9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4 . . . 1st Tu . . . 5-8p . . . Free

 

Bridge Tournament

55+. Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
9/14 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person

 

 

Cards & Games

We’re green! All card groups are now bringing their own coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, snacks, etc. You will now be required to hand in a roster to the front office so please ask Kat, Kathy or the main office for blank rosters if you need them.  Enjoy!

 

Grumpy Old Men Bridge

Men meet to play contract bridge. Partners change after five hands and play six rounds total, with a brown bag lunch break.  There are payouts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and low scores. 
9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 116, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18     

1st & 3rd Tu . . . 10a-2:30p . . . $3 at the door

 

Happy Lady’s Bridge

Enjoy contract bridge with women on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Partners change after five hands and play five rounds total. Payouts include high, 2nd, 3rd, slam pot and door prize. Bring a sack lunch. Refreshments are furnished. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/26  

4th W . . . 10:30a-2:30p . . . $2 at the door

 

Pinochle

Join fellow pinochle enthusiasts for an afternoon of pinochle play and fun. Singles welcome. Partners change after four hands of play. There are payouts for door prize, high and low scores, etc. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.  We will not be playing on 5/28.
9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10

2nd & 4th M . . . 1-4p . . . $2 at the door


Texas Hold Em’ Poker

Join in on the excitement that has everyone buzzing. Buying into this friendly game will cost you only $5/$7. Each table winner will be awarded a prize at the end of play. Coffee/tea and dessert will be furnished. You must be age 55+ to participate. Register and prepay in advance to get the discounted buy-in. Held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11 . . . 2nd Tu . . . 6:30-9p
9/24, 10/22, 11/26 . . . 4th  M . . . 6:30-9p

Pre-register: $5 ID/$7 OD . . . At the door: $10

 

Bridge Tournament

55+. Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
9/14 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person

 

 

 

Other Fun Activities

Travel E-mailing List

If you'd like to be on our travel e-mailing list, fill out the form that's available in the active 55+ corner or contact Kat at 541-688-4052.

 

Active 55+ Corner

Our active 55+ corner features photos and information for senior activities. If you've taken some fun pictures at a class or on a trip, please drop them off to Kat so that she can post them on the board.

 

Volunteer Opportunities & Outreach

Contact Kathy Beck at 541-688-4052.

Entertainment Scheduler. Help book/schedule entertainment for luncheons.
Special Events Committee. Help plan fun, themed parties through out the year.

 

Outreach

If you know of a senior in the River Road area who would like to get information about how to receive help or would like to get acquainted with other seniors, call Kathy.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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