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60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator 541.574.5459
Meals on Wheels 541.574.0669
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Monday 8:30AM − 8:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30AM − 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30AM − 6:30PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:30AM − 5:00PM



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Newport Senior Citizens Association

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Welcome to the 60+ Activity Center!

We're not bragging but the Newport 60+ Activity Center is beyond fantastic!

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Survey Results

The 60+ Center Advisory board is excited to share the results of the survey of the 50-year-old and older residents of Newport and the surrounding communities: Survey Results



The Newport 60+ Activity Center received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association in Sun River. OR.

Distibuished Service Award 2018

On November 5th, the Newport 60+ Activity Center received an award from ORPA at the annual conferences held in SunRiver this year. The award recognized the work the center has done in evidenced-based prevention programs, specifically the Prevention of Type Two Diabetes.



Jewelry Stamping Classes

Sheri Dougan is offering another Jewelry Stanping class

Friday, May 3, 2019 - bracelet

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Hand metal stamping is a quick and easy way to customize and personalize jewelry. Make your own unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry in a Southwest design by using your imagination along with a hammer and assorted metal stamps. Cost for each class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 6 participants. Must pre-pay to register for this class.




Adventures in Literature

Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5, 2019

Class times: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join local author and host lecturer, Bernie Levy, in the "Adventures in Literature." Bernie has compiled a list of over 20 authors to explore. Each individual will choose a book and author to discover or rediscover. Some of the authors on his list are Mark Twain, Ivan Doig, Barbara Kingsolver, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, and Tony Hillerman to name a few. Pre-registration is required for this fun class!




Photography - 3 New Classes

How to Use Your Digital Camera - The Basics: Starts again Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15, 2019. Cost for this class will be $10.00 to cover hand-outs. Must pre-pay to register for these classes. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. The class on May 15th is from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Learn how to use the mode dial and camera menus along with the camera icons to take different types of photographs. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to practice all the topics covered in class. Maximum of 15 participants.

Using Your Digital Camera - Beyond The Basics: Wednesdays, May 22 - June 12, 2019. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. The cost for this class is $10.00 to cover hand-outs.This class is for those who wish to learn more about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) lens camera. You will explore the use of Program, Aperture, Shutter Priority, and Manual Modes. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to apply all of the topics covered in class. Maximum of 15 participants.

Basic Studio Photography - Wednesdays, June 19 - July 10, 2019. Cost for this class is $10.00 to cover hand-outs. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. This class is new for 2019. It will challenge your skills in photography and teamwork while learning hands-on basic lighting patterns. Maximum of 10 participants.

These classes have limited seating, so sign-up now!



Sleep and Lifestyle for Wellness

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Do you have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night? Then you do not want to miss this presentation by Michael Stout, RPSGT, CCSH, Lab Coordinator/Lead, Samaritan Pacific Sleep & Neurodiagnostics Lab, as he shares information on the important subject of sleep.

Mr. Stout will talk about the importance and function of sleep, the restorative action of sleep, an overview of sleep disorders and their treatments, and how changes in our lifestyle can prevent or reverse sleep disorders and related conditions.


scarf art

Scarf Art

Friday, April 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

There are several versions of Scarf Art. In this version, you will be using colorful sharpies to make your own special unique design, then using an eyedropper, apply alcohol. The alcohol will make the colors bleed into beautiful designs! Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so please sign up early. Must pre-pay to register for this class.


Jazz Band Past Forward

Jazz Band, Past Forward

Three Free Amazing Performances!

Three Saturdays: April 27, May 18, and June 15, 2019.

All performance times are 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Past Forward plays tunes from the 1920's through the 1960's with a diverse repertoire that features standards, show tunes, bossa novas and popular hits. Be sure to grab a piece of pie, soft drink, and a partner for some toe tapping music!


Whale Watching Presentation

Thursday, May 2, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Moms and Calves are Here! Have you seen our whale moms and calves in the surf? Ever wonder why these 40’ creatures would be in waters so shallow? Or how a baby whale nurses? Did you know whales can be seen year-round from the Oregon shores?

We invite you to join us for a presentation by Clint and Kathy Perry, who will share their love of whale watching, answering these questions and more. Bring your curiosity, enjoy a few whale artifacts, and hear the latest information about these gentle giants.



Patio Gardens Presentation

Thursday, May 9, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Do you like to garden, but have limited space? Many seniors live in places with small gardens that need little maintenance and for some seniors gardening with containers is helpful.

If you would like to learn how to do container gardening, please come to the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, May 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. as Master Gardener and Oceanview Demo Garden Coordinator Kharizma McAnulty shares about the principles of container gardening and shows how a patio or balcony can be beautiful and productive. She will talk about plant selections for containers and different combinations that can be planted together depending on cultural needs.




Alcohol Inks Class

Friday, May 10, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Alcohol Ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that is a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. Cost for this class is $15.00 per tile, and class size is limited. Sign-up now! Must pre-pay to register for this class.



Pour Art

Friday, May 17, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 pm

The defining characteristic of this acrylic painting technique is that you don’t apply the paint with a brush or palette knife, but rather use gravity to move the paint across a canvas. The results are unlike anything you can get with a brush: fluid flows of paint without any brush marks or texture.

Cost of the class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 10 participants per class. Must pre-pay to register for this class.

watercolor painting


May 28 - July 2, 2019

Class meets on Tuesdays

Watercolor: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Colored Pencil: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Shirley Steinhauer will again be offering two fun art classes for those people interested in learning how to create their own colored pencil or watercolor masterpiece! Class times: watercolor 10:00 - 11:30 am, and colored pencil 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required, so call now to reserve your spot!