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The Oregon Senior Center

'A new place to bloom!'

4350 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, Ohio 43616

The "JWH" Oregon Senior Citizens' 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. 

The Center provides nutrition, referrals, education, socialization, transportation, volunteer programs, and many other activities for older adults in Oregon and surrounding communities. 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.

A sincere invitation is extended to seniors from all walks of life to participate at the Center. Community members are encouraged to support our seasoned citizens, whose commitment to the future generations have made life better.

Paula Benton, Director 

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Senior Center & Nutrition Hour:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Onsite Lunch served 11:30-12:00

A message to Our Community from the Oregon Senior Center.

The Oregon Senior Center is entering the final step of our reopening plan. The Center is open to the public from 9:00a.m to 2:00p.m. daily, Monday-Friday. The amount of participation will not be limited for most activities. Most inside activities have been phased back into our schedule. We offer Supportive Services, Transportation, Escorts, Frozen meals, Nutrition on-site Meals. Safety of our community is first and foremost, so washing hands, sanitizing, and social distancing is recommended.

Due to limitations, Acrylics class, Craft class and some special events will require reservations.

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.

These guidelines are not up for debate. We all look forward to the day we can fully re-open.

Thank you, The Oregon Senior Center



The Oregon Senior Center is funded by the Oregon Senior Services Levy, Lucas County Senior Levy, Title III-B, and grants administered through the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio, Inc. The Center is also supported, in part, by the City of Oregon donations, membership, and fundraisers also contribute to the operation of the Center. Donations always gratefully accepted.

2023 Board of Directors



President: Bernard Wineland Senior Center Rep

Treasurer: Brett Tscherne, Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home 

Secretary: Margaret Weisenburger, Attorney at Law


Sister Dorothy Thum, Mercy St. Charles Hospital

John Eisenhart, Senior Center Advisor

Beth Estep, DNP/RN CEN, Assoc. CNO/VP Patient Care

Service Promedica Bay Park

Erin Fisher, Eastern Community YMCA 

Maria Bradford, Orchard Villa 

Loretta Witte, Senior Center Rep

Dylan Clement, Edward Jones 

Jen Kurtovic, Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce

Rex Powers, Senior Center Rep


C.P.A.: Tucker Kissling & Associates

Legal: Melissa Purpura

Building: Keith Henninger

Council: Dennis Walendzak


Paula J. Benton

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