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New Facility Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Walk With Ease Program

October 4 - November 10, 2021

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

This is a free program that was developed by the Arthritis Foundation. This program is proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and offers benefits for people managing other chronic conditions. The Walk With Ease class is intended to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and to improve overall health. No matter your fitness level, this program will help you connect with other community members who want to improve their health. This class does meet in-person, three times per week on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday in the Education Center.

This class is offered in partnership with the Newport Recreation Center, Newport 60+ Activity Center, OSU, Samaritan Health Services, National Recreation and Parks Association, Corvallis Community Center and Albany Parks and Recreation Center.

Sign-up online by clicking on the yellow banner and the 60+ Activities tab, or give us a call at 541 265 9617.

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Greetings from the Newport 60+ Activity Center! Fall is here and soon all of the trees will be cloaked in vibrant colors!

Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, new temporary hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 3:00 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday. This change is due to low attendance in the late afternoons.

Your new contact here at the 60+ will be Judy Cook, she can be reached at: j.cook@newportoregon.gov or 541-265-9617 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

The Fall Activity Guide is now online, go to newportoregon.gov, click on departments and select Parks & Recreation, you will see a dark yellow banner that will lead you to CivicRec where you choose programs to sign up for. Under that is a tan banner you click on to view the Fall Activity Guide.

Due to Covid-19 Delta Variant some classes/activities have been postponed: Duplicate Bridge, Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance, and the Grand Re-Opening/Peggy Retirement Party.

For those people that do wish to participate in activities at the 60+, there are 5 exercise classes: Move with Mary, Meditation, Intermediate Line Dancing, Chair Yoga, Silver Sneakers Classic, and Arthritis Exercise. Social classes include: Open Pool Games, Knitting Group, Mahjong, Wii Bowling, Scrabble, Dominoes, and Pinochle.

Mask are required in all City Facilities, including when exercising.

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Walk With Ease

October 4 – November 10, 2021

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Meeting in-person at the 60+ Activity Center

The Walk With Ease class is intended to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and to improve overall health. No matter your fitness level, this program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health. This program was developed by the Arthritis Foundation and is proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and offers benefits for people managing other chronic conditions. This class will meet three times each week for 6 weeks. For the walking portion of this class, the participants will be using the indoor walking track at the Newport Recreation Center. This evidence-based class is offered in partnership with the Newport Recreation Center, Newport 60+ Activity Center, OSU, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis Community Center and Albany Parks and Recreation Center.

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Meet and Greet

60+ Advisory Board Needs You!

The 60+ Center Advisory Committee of Newport has created a rather exciting goal: “The 60+ Advisory Committee will continue to meet the needs of the aging population (focusing on physical structure).” This is a five-year goal.

By June, 2026 they plan to obtain funding to:

Option 1: Increase the size of the current physical building, or

Option 2: Purchase land to build a new building, or

Option 3: Purchase an existing building and complete a remodel.

The 60+ Center Advisory Committee needs your help! The workgroup is seeking two members of the Newport 60+ Activity Center to join their workgroup to help complete this goal. The group may possibly meet once per month, but there may be months when more meetings are necessary. To become a part of this exciting work, please contact Ann Way awayjway@gmail.com or 541-270-6728, or Stu Osborn sdosborn@msn.com or 425-463-5406.

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Newport Parks and Recreation Center

The Newport Parks and Recreation Center offers some amazing activities and classes. A few that I want to highlight are:

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The Newport Parks and Recreation Center Presents

Autumn Fest Art Show

Saturday, November 13, 2021

10:00 – 4:00 pm

Join in on the showcase of local artists! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Autumn Fest Art Show. Keep the kids entertained in the Kids Corner while you browse an amazing array of handmade items. Free admission to the public. Interested in exhibiting? Contact J.remillard@newportoregon.gov for information. Apply by October 27th, 2021.

Tai Chi For Health: Using Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention – This class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program from the Sun style form, emphasizing joint-safe moves and Qigong breathing. Practice will help improve balance, muscle strength, immune function and mental focus. Class will teach 6 basic moves. Class is taught by Susan Cooper

Stretch & Flex Class – This is a fun seated and standing fitness class that includes aerobic intervals, brain fitness, muscle conditioning, and balance, with 15 minutes of stretching at the end. Class is taught by Brenda Luntzel

For more information on these three classes, programs, or aquatics, please call the Newport Recreation Center at 541 265 7783.

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Samaritan Health Services Upcoming Free Virtual Classes

Living Well With Chronic Conditions, A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Friday, October 1, 2021 – free online workshop. Are you ready to gain control, feel better and take charge of your health? The Virtual Living Well Workshop is for people living with on-going physical and or mental health conditions, including persistent pain. We will support each other and work on: Action Planning, Decision-Making, and Healthy Eating. Learn to break the symptom cycle and deal with frustration, pain fatigue, isolation, sadness, and poor sleep. Learn skills to communicate better, make informed decisions, and problem solving.

Freedom From Smoking, Monday, October 4, 2021 – Are you ready to quit smoking? Enjoy the benefits of better health, better relationships and more money by learning how to quit your craving. You will: set a quit date – Week 4 of the program, design a personal action plan, learn new coping skills, plan for dealing with your cravings, work on your new self-image, weight and stress management ideas, get support and support others.

To sign up for either of these virtual programs, www.samhealth.org/HealthEdHub. Contact phone number is 541 768 6811.

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Coast Busters Walk For Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Newport High School Track

About the walk: 3 mile walk held on the track at Newport High School located at 322 NE Eads Street, Newport, OR. Proceeds raised from the event will stay local and benefit the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Women’s Cancer Fund. This is an opportunity to proudly raise awareness in our community and inspire hope for all women who have been affected by breast cancer. Wheelchairs and walkers are allowed. General Registration $35.00 from September 4 – October 1st, and $45.00 On-site, day of the event Registration. Fees include a Coast Busters Walk T-shirt, race bib, pink ribbon pin (while supplies last), and the power in knowing you are supporting women and their families battling breast cancer. To register go to www.coastbusterswalk.com or call Sonia Graham at 541 961 0386.

Workshops — Rothbyrns Creative

At the Newport 60+ Activity Center

Watercolor Art Class

Basic Computer Class with Ron King

Beginning Photography with Paul Calkins

Educational Presentation by Marissa Haner, Youth Mentorship Program

Educational Presentation by David Osti, Songwriting and Home Recording Workshop

Prevent T2 Diabetes, January 2022

Walk With Ease, February 2022

Meals on Wheels – DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels in Newport is looking for a few good volunteers to help cover routes delivering meals to homebound seniors on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you are in need of something fun and community-oriented to do, please contact Charlotte at 541-574-0669.

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Did You Know? Whacky Holidays

October 1st – Balloons Around the World

October 6th – Mad Hatter Day

October 10th – Handbag Day

October 15th – I Love Lucy Day

October 21st – Count Your Buttons Day

October 30th – Candy Corn Day

All of the classes/programs offered at the Newport Recreation Center and the Newport 60+ Activity Center are now available to sign up for online. Go to www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the yellow banner to browse the catalog. Also, the Recreation Center home page has really good videos on how to create an account and sign up for classes. Another option is to give Judy a call and she can sign you up! 541-265-9617.

 

Vision Statement

Created by support groups, volunteers and staff, to make accessible a humane and meaningful center for continued growth and joyful opportunities where everyone is visible.

Mission Statement

To reaffirm the dignity and value of the older adults in our community through caring service with opportunities for social interaction, recreation, support services, education, volunteerism, and community action.