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Anybody ever tell you “If you had a brain, you’d play with it?” Prove ’em right. It’s good for you!

From Newport Senior Center

Brain Waves Weekly

Thursdays 11:00 AM – Noon

Lisa Newman of Pacific Community Hospital talked to us about the ability we have to improve our brain power. Now it’s time to practice some of the hints she gave us. Please come play some games and have some fun starting February 7 and continuing every Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Senior Center, 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport.

Call 541-265-9617 for more information. On Facebook, Newport Senior Activity Center

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Take the law in your own hands…

Legal Day at
Newport Senior Activities Center

Please join us for an informative presentation by local attorney, Stacey Mealer on Wednesday, November 14th, from 9:00-11:00 am.

Stacey will be providing invaluable information on important documents that can help you stay in control of your affairs and ensure that your personal wishes are carried out.

A question and answer period will follow the discussion and you will have the opportunity to review and partially complete your own Advance Directive for Health Care. Please come prepared with questions and names and addresses of individuals that you want to appoint as your Health Care Representative(s).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Stacey Mealer at 541-270-2406 or the NSAC at (541) 265-9617

If it’s the 3rd Thursday, it’s the Senior Center Bunco Babes!

Please come for a friendly game of Bunco, every 3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM, in the lounge of the Newport 60+ center. Julie Piontek has been leading the group for 5 years and welcomes all new players as well as beginners. Some Bunko players come from Seal Rock and others from Depoe Bay and car pooling is available.

This Bunko game is for fun and laughter. Julie said, “The best thing about Bunco is that it allows players to socialize, make friends, and have a good time while playing”. She also indicated that the game is a “no brainer” for people to learn. Staff in the office will attest to the excitement that ensues after receiving a BUNKO. The have had to shut the office doors due to the laughter that emanates from the BUNKO room. If players roll and get three of a kind (other than the number they are rolling for) they will have a “Baby Bunco”. The group generally has from four to five tables playing. The goal is for the head table to reach twenty-one points and the remaining tables can reach up to sixty points. Winners for each table will form a new table. Julie said, “The most enjoyable part of Bunco is the players having a great time”.

Check out our website www.newportoregon.gov/sc or give us a call at 541-265-9617. We are located at 20 Se 2nd St, next to City Hall, in front of the rec center. Also find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newport60plusactivtycenter

Staying in shape the fun way at Newport Senior Activity Center

Newport 60+ Center Announces
Yo’Abs & Strength Training with Chris Gary

Yo’Abs/Strength Training is the latest addition to our diverse exercise opportunities offered at the NSAC. Chris Gary, creator of Yo’Play, teaches here on Mondays & Thursdays at 10:45 AM, and has added her new class, Yo’Abs/Strength Training, starting August 20th, to be held each Monday & Thursday at 5:30-6:30 in our Wellness Studio.

This class warms up the core with power yoga, followed by strength training using exercise balls and weights and finishes with yoga stretches, meditation and relaxation. Chris has led a variety of exercise classes over the past 27 years, and has taught for the NSAC for nearly two years. People have remarked that they notice a difference in body strength, flexibility, range of motion, and have observed some reduced levels in body pain as well. Do your body a favor and come and join in this new fall class beginning August 20th in our Wellness Studio at the NSAC, 20 SE 2nd St.

Visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/Newport60plusActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617
Come by at 20 SE 2nd St., Newport, next to City Hall, and check out the NSAC.

How to navigate Medicare – no salesmen will call


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Newport Senior Activities Center announces Medicare Guidancewith Dr. Richard Reynolds, M.D., Certified SHIBA Counselor.

Newport 60+ Center is pleased to announce an opportunity to hear and meet Dr. Richard Reynolds, a Newport resident and local volunteer with SHIBA, the senior advocacy group for Medicare. Dr. Reynolds will explain the different parts of Medicare, with the purpose of the workshop to provide seniors with a better understanding of Medicare, thereby assisting them in making informed decisions as to their own needs. No insurance vendors will be present at the meeting which is open to the public, especially those approaching age 65 and preparing to enroll in Medicare.

The meeting will be held August 7th, from 7:30-8:30 PM at the Newport Senior Activity Center, located at 20 ES 2nd St., next to City Hall, in front of the Rec Center in Newport.

Visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/Newport60plusActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617

Come by at 20 SE 2nd St., Newport, next to City Hall, and check out the NSAC.

Gyotaku: Fish Printing at Newport Senior Center


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Newport Senior Activities Center announces Gyotaku (Fish Printing) Class with Guest Artist Ken Hartwell.
Join us for this special class on Tuesday, August 7th, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Senior Center Lounge.

Local artist and past president of the Yaquina Arts Association, Ken Hartwell, has generously donated his time and talent to a variety of schools, both public and private, and the Newport 60+ Center is pleased to have him come and offer this unique learning experience for all interested.

Gyotuka (gee-oh-tah-koo) or “fish rubbing” originated in the 18th century and was used to record the size and species of fish caught. Today it has evolved into an art form. The artist inks freshly caught fish with a non-toxic, water-soluble ink, then rice paper is placed on the fish and is hand-rubbed. After removal of the rice paper, the eye is hand-painted, and enhancement color is added resulting in a scale-by-scale likeness of the fish. The artist’s “chop” and signature are added to complete the artwork. Each print is a one-of-a-kind-original.

For more information, call the Newport Senior Activity Center at 541-265-9617.

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