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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



60+ Advisory

Friends of the 60+ Center

Newport Senior Citizens Association

Ways to Help

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Educational Activities

Living and Learning ...The City of Newport proudly provides and supports the 60+ community with engaging educational opportunities. We at the 60+ encourage new ideas and embrace new educational possibilities. Please share your ideas with us.


Class date: TBA

coffee & cookies

What is a Death Cafe? At a Death Cafe the objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives". This is a discussion group rather than a grief support group.

earrings necklace




Friday, May 3, 2019 - bracelet

1:00 - 2:30 pm

These classes will be taught by local artist, Sheri Dougan. Sheri will be teaching participants how to stamp either earrings, a bracelet, or a beautiful pendant.

Hand metal stamping is a quick and easy way to customize and personalize jewelry. Make your own custom earrings in a Southwest design by using your imagination, along with a hammer and assorted metal stamps. Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 6 participants per class.

Come and enjoy the classes and make something you can wear home.



April 2 - April 23, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm

mahjong tiles

Barbara Bush will be teaching the American version of this fun tile game. She will break the game down into its pieces and parts then quickly put it all together into a gaming format. Plan to be playing by the third class! Pre-registration is required, so be sure to call and save your spot! Maximum 8 participants.



Class dates & times TBA

open art studio

Open Art Studio allows people to come together in a supportive enviornment to create their own unique art pieces, and to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.





How to Use Your Digital Camera - The Basics

The Basics Class starts again April 24.

Cost will be $10.00 to cover hand-outs for all photography classes.

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15, 2019

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Class on May 15th will be 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 15 participants.

Using Your Digital Camera - Beyond The Basics

Wednesdays, May 22 - June 12, 2019

10:00 - 12:00 pm

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 15 participants.

Basic Studio Photography

Wednesdays, June 19 - July 10, 2019

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 10 participants.

These classes have limited seating, so sign up now.



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.



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 on Thursday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newport 60+ Activity Center 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.


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.



May 28 - July 2, 2019

Class meets on Tuesdays

Watercolor: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Colored Pencil: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

watercolor painting

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!



Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm

Writers Group is an ongoing activity at the 60+ Center that involves participants writing their own stories. Writers do not have to read, although stories are read to one another at each weekly meeting. Pick up a copy of their published book, "Memoirs," available at the 60+ Center gift shop.






























Class date: TBA

Ruthanne Morris

There is a beauty on the inside of every one of us, and the opportunity to let the world see some of that beauty through songwriting is a gift indeed. Some of the topics covered in this class will be: spirit form and flow, writing the entire song, collaborating ideas, elements of the song, ideas, lyrics, the hook, and paint picture words/imagary to name a few. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.



Tuesdays, 1:00 pm
Fridays, 1:15 pm
2nd Saturday of each month, 10:00 am




Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Knitting Group

Crafty fun for all ages, make and female, Knitting is a great tool to keep your fingers limber and your mind sharp while enjoying the company of their knitter usually working on a community donation project. Supplies abound, so come and join in on any Tuesday afternoon. This group is led by Barbara Hendricks who has many years of teaching experience.



Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

"Parlez vous, francais? Oui, un peu." Come and enjoy this group to listen as well as practice speaking this wonderful romantic language.



Thursdays, 11:00 am

Improve your cognitive function with this group. Activities include fun filled computer games, riddles, and puzzles.




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.




Friday, May 10, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Due to such popular demand, The Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering two more Alcohol Inks classes. 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!



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

scarf art

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, payable on the day of the class. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so please sign up early.



Presentation date/time: TBA


TDAP is a state government program that loans specialized communications equipment AT NO COST and with no income restrictions to eligible Oregon residents who have experienced hearing loss, vision loss, mobility limitations, speech or memory issues.


Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

authors at work

Working on a novel or short story? Join us at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Tuesday's to work on your masterpiece! This is an unstructured event where you and other writers work and explore your creative thoughts.