Newport Senior Activity Center, just west of Newport Indoor Recreation Center. More info: 541-265-9617.
From Newport Senior Activity Center
The Newport 60+ Activity Center is continuing their memory improvement classes each week Monday’s at 10:30 AM through the end of July.
The classes started on July 2nd with a lecture by Lisa Newman a speech therapist from Samaritan Health who specializes in memory problems. We’re following up the lecture with 3 additional classes led by Tony from Experience Works with assistance from Beth Madden, an intern from OSU. The classes will continue to be held in the education center at the Newport senior center. The sessions will focus on riddles, trivia, and other games aimed at improving your mental agility and memory.
For more information, please call the 60+ Center at 265-9617 or stop by the office to register at 20 S.E. 2nd Street Newport Oregon 97365. Class size is limited.
For more information about all our activities visit our web site at www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Newport Senior Activity Center is pleased to offer Chair Yoga with Sally Cheney prior to her Gentle Yoga class, every Friday, from 11:45-12:45, with Gentle Yoga continuing from 1-2:15 following Chair Yoga.
Sally Cheney is one of our talented and generous volunteers of her many years of experience in teaching yoga. This married mother of 6 and grandmother of 14 has a strong background in dance aerobics, therapeutic exercise for the developmentally disabled, and is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher since 1992, from the Kripula Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Chair Yoga accommodates persons who can’t get up and down easily from the floor. This style of yoga can be a very complete workout that increases flexibility and strength, while incorporating breathing techniques that are either energizing or calming.
Sally also emphasizes the “inner work” of yoga, from calming breathing techniques for relieving stress, to self-study and moment-to-moment awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings. This non-competitive exercise is very personal, encouraging enjoying a more fully-lived life.
As to volunteering at the NSAC, Sally is truthful about wondering what it would be like, as she is used to being paid all these years. She says, “I’m finding that the satisfaction and sense of fulfillment is still there as much as ever. Being able to offer people quality yoga at a beautiful facility like the Newport Senior Activity Center, and seeing the changes that creates in their lives gives me so much happiness—and that’s a big part of my personal yoga practice.”
For more information please call 541-265-9617, or go to www.newportoregon.gov/sc. Come by at 20 SE 2nd St., Newport, next to City Hall, and check out the NSAC.
Newport Senior Activity Center recently received, thanks to the gracious donation of Margaret Janis of Newport, a donation of counted cross-stitch art, entitled “The Quilting Party”, part of an “Amish Series”. It took 9 months to complete by this self-taught artist.
Margaret has been cross-stitching since the 70’s, enjoying over 30 years experience in this renowned art form, with 20 completed pieces to date. Margaret also shares her Scrabble skills here at the center and can be found helping others get the most from the game.
Come by and check out all the activities, art, events, and volunteer, too, at your Newport Senior Activity Center, located at 20 S.E. 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617, or check out our website www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Newport Senior Activity Center is offering “It’s Up to You!”, a workshop and seminar, for two consecutive Saturdays, June 9th & 16th, from 11 AM-3 PM, at the NSAC education center. This pro-active gathering is designed with your input requested in helping develop our best opportunities as we move forward into the rest of our lives.
Please bring a favorite dish or light snack to offer at our pot-luck lunch. This workshop includes activities and idea-sharing, all about you and what you want to do with the rest of your life, and how we, with all our knowledge & life-experience, want to affect our futures.
Trish Morningstar, NSAC employee, and Jo Kenyon, are collaborators for this innovative and thought-provoking seminar. A monthly continuation of this initial seminar will be held at the NSAC, most likely in the form of a social as well as “how to get done what we need done” atmosphere.
Please mark your calendars for these 2 Saturdays in June, the 9th and 16th. Come early to check out the Farmer’s Market on the grounds of City Hall next door, and onto the NSAC to share your inspiration with others wanting to live their best life. Come to the NSAC, your aging well center, where knowledge is power, so turn it on, and be brilliant, letting your light shine!
Please call Trish at 541-265-9617 with any questions, suggestions, and registration. Come by at 20 S.E. 2nd Ave., and check out our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Newport Senior Activities Center Announces
New Beading Class
Announcing a new beading class on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 PM, beginning May 31st, 2012, at the Newport Senior Center. Experienced and new beaders are welcomed and encouraged to attend this open class with Judith Pierce.
A multitude of beading techniques will be taught from the book “Stringing Beaded Jewelry,” which will be a required purchase. In addition, students will be making ongoing purchases of beading supplies to complete projects. Some tools and supplies will be provided.
The introductory meeting on May 31st will be held in the lounge room on the main floor of the Newport Senior Activity Center, located at 20 S.E. 2nd Street, next to City Hall, in Newport.
Please call NSAC at 541-265-9617 for additional information, and be sure to visit us on Facebook and check out our website, www.newportoregon.gov/sc for more activities and opportunities at the NSAC.