The Oregon Senior Center
4350 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, Ohio 43616
James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center is an excellent example of the warm community spirit alive in Oregon-On-The-Bay. The Senior Center was incorporated as a non-profit agency in March 1995 to support senior citizens’ independence and to encourage their involvement in the community. There was a time in our country when seniors were forgotten and their many talents were unrecognized and talents. We celebrate their unique place in our lives.
The Center provides referrals, education, transportation, socialization, and many other activities for older adults in Oregon. The Oregon Senior Center is the heart of our senior community. It is a place where friendships flourish, minds and bodies are nourished, and spirits are nurtured.
May I extend a sincere invitation to all Seniors. May I encourage community members to support our seasoned citizens, whose commitment to the future generations have made life better.
A nutritious, hot lunch is served on Monday – Friday at 11:30am. These meals are available for a small donation to anyone 60 or older. Younger spouses are welcome to attend. Advanced reservations are required to assure that there will be a lunch for everyone. Reservations must be made by calling (419) 693-2082.
Health assessments and services are performed by area health care providers such as hospitals and various nursing homes on a regular basis.
• Blood sugar testing
• Blood Pressure checks
• Flu shots
• Cholesterol testing
A monthly newsletter is published to keep the community informed about what is going on at the center. Weekly activities and special events are also published in the local papers. The center welcomes opportunities to speak to area clubs and organizations about our program and services.
Socialization and Recreation
• Coffee Hour
• Day Trips
• Walking Club
This service consists of transporting Seniors to and from the center for daily activities and lunch. A small donation will be asked to help offset the cost of maintaining the vehicle. The van is also available by appointment for shopping, physician appointments, banking, etc.
• Line Dancing
• Fitness Instructions
• Computer Classes
• Grief Support
• Golden Buckeye Card
• HEAP Assistance Forms
• Handicap Parking Forms
• Holiday Food Basket Distribution
• Farmer’s Market Coupons
Without volunteers the Center could not operate. Volunteer opportunities include:
• Answering Phones
• Greeting New Members
• Assisting with daily Nutrition Program
• Assemble Monthly Newsletter
• Fundraising Activities
What Our Members Have to Say
Dianne LaMantia says that the Oregon Senior Center is “A gathering place to find nourishment for your body and soul.”
Wayne Peace says that the Oregon Senior Center is “The best kept secret in Oregon, Ohio.”
The James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center is partially funded by the Lucas County Senior Services Levy and a Title III-F Older Americans Act grant administered through the Area Office on Aging of NW Ohio, Inc. and also by the City of Oregon. Donations to the Center for its programs and services are gratefully accepted. The is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and donations may be deductible for tax purposes.
Paula Benton, Director