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This is YOUR LIFE…and mine too, for that matter…

Newport Senior Activities Center
Announces Reader’s Theatre Spring Performance

Newport Senior Activities Center is holding its Reader’s Theatre Spring Performance Wednesday, April 11, from 1-3 PM in the dining room of the Senior Activity Center. Writers of their own personal memoires have been rehearsing in preparation for sharing their unique stories and poetry. Interested local area seniors are encouraged to join in the next session, sharing their written stories with the group. Participation in quarterly performance is not required, but is encouraged.

For more information, please call Trish at 541-265-9617.

Newport Senior Center is getting closer to making that “Van Go!”


Newport Senior Activity Center Association raises another $1,000 toward purchase of new van for senior trips!

Newport Senior Activity Center Director Peggy O’Callahan accepts a $1,000 fundraising check from the Newport Senior Activity Center Association. The association is made up of a lot of great seniors who sell calendars, have little parties and teas and run the gift shop at the center. O’Callahan says they’re all excited that the center is very close to acquiring enough funds to buy a new transportation van, dubbed the “Van-Go” project, which they no doubt consider to be artistry in motion as they travel about the area of fun field trips. The Association provides Lincoln County seniors with a variety of excursions including their annual Boat Trip with Discovery Tours that offers a beautiful tour up the Yaquina River. They also help with the big September Senior Picnic at Big Creek Park. They also give a monthly contribution to Meals on Wheels.

Those who would like to join their association are certainly cordially invited to do so by coming to one of their meetings, which are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, at the Senior Center. Dues are two dollars a year.

Pictured from left to right is Myra Teague, Peggy O’Callaghan (Center Director), Ginger Tibbles and Vada Robinson.

If you can’t “bead’em,” join’em and learn how!


Beading photo Wikipedia

The Newport Senior Activity Center announces a Beading Group Circle on Wednesdays from 2-3 PM, beginning March 14th. Experienced and new beaders are encouraged to attend. Bring your projects, to share and work on with the group. Some tools and supplies are provided, and instruction is available for making earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and amulet bags. Stack stitch and brick stitch will also be instructed.

This group meets in the conference 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 registration and additional information, and be sure to check out our website, www.newportoregon.gov/sc for more activities and opportunities at the NSAC.

A driving instruction re-fresher coming up in Lincoln City and Newport

The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Lincoln City on March 15-16 (Thursday-Friday) from
1 PM to 4 PM both days at the Lincoln City Community Center on NE Oar. Pl. The new 6 hour course is now recognized by the State Department of Motor Vehicles as eligible for the insurance discount.

A class will also be held in NEWPORT at the Newport Senior Center on March 12-13 (Monday-Tuesday) from 1:30 to 4:30 PM both days.

Seniors age 55 and older receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance after completing this six hour course. There are no tests.

The instructor will cover many topics, including the new driver and pedestrian laws; changes in vision and hearing as driver’s age and tips for handling these changes; reaction times; driving in inclement weather; collisions and how to avoid them; video presentations; and many more subjects helping those attending to become better drivers.

Class size is limited, so reservations should be made. Reservations for the Lincoln City class, call 541-994-2131. For Newport class reservations, call 541-265-9617. There is a charge for the class (to cover supplies) of $14. If you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. The check should be made out to AARP.

Newport Senior Ping Pong so popular, they had to move it across town!

Newport Senior Activities Center Announces
Ping Pong Club with Master Pong

Newport’s 60+ Center wants you to know the Ping Pong Club, that originated at the Newport Senior Activity Center, now meets at Yaquina View Elementary School gym, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 5:30-8:30 PM. This club has over 10 regular players, but always leaves one table open for new players. Everyone is welcome, at all experience levels. The club provides extra paddles for practice play, and playing is free for all players. Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are recommended.

Master Pong, aka Don, the club’s organizer and informal teacher/coach, started the club over 6 years ago. It was first housed at the NSAC, but outgrew the playing space and relocated to the Yaquina Elementary School gym. The school is located across from the Elks Club, heading west off Hwy. 20. You may call Master Pong with questions for more information about this great physical, mental, and social activity at 541-961-8282.
Check out your Newport 60+ Center at 20 S.E. 2nd St., next to City Hall, phone 541-265-9617, and/or check out our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc with all our offerings to help you have a healthy 2012!

Here’s a nice introduction to senior citizen ping pong! Just click here for the video!!

Seniors getting “back on track!”

Newport Senior Activities Center offers Back on Track
Provided by Newport Senior Center

Newport Senior Activities Center is offering the free class, Back on Track, Thursdays at 1PM, with instructor Angie Gibson. The class is based on results from the National Institute on Aging Go 4 Life program. This program provides a book and dvd to help you work on your overall fitness throughout the week. The socialization with the exercises is a key benefit of this gentle exercise class.

Now is the time to check out your Newport Senior Activity Center and all its offerings to help you have a healthy 2012!
Please call Newport Senior Center at 541-265-9617 for registration/additional information, and check out our website for a list of all our activities. Click here!

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