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
Grab N Go Lunch served 11:30-12:00
A message to Our Community from the Oregon Senior Center
Governor DeWine announced the re-opening of the Senior Centers in Ohio for September 21, 2020.
However, guidelines were delayed for the development of a plan to do so.
The Oregon Senior Center will do a phased-in opening. The following is a brief outline for Phase 1:
Phase 1—The Center will open by appointment only for Supportive Services, Transportation, Escorts, Grocery Ordering & Delivery, Frozen, and Grab & Go Meals.
Safety of our community is first and fore most, so all guidelines of checking temperatures, washing hands, self-declaration of health, and social distancing will be carefully monitored by staff to anyone entering the building. No exceptions.
Recreational type of activities which involve the handling if dice, cards, congregate meals (meals served with in The Center), groups of 5 or more will not be permitted at this time.
Please call 419-698-7078, if you have questions.
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.
2021 Board of Directors
~ OFFICERS ~
President: Sharon Rudess, Senior Center Rep
Treasurer: Melinda Shinaver, Compass Care
Secretary: Mary Nowaczyk. Orchard Villa
~ DIRECTORS ~
Marlene Buffy, Senior Center Rep
Dylan Clement, Edward Jones
Joy Gladieux, Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home
Peg Weisenburger Atty.
Bernie Wineland, Senior Center Rep
Jeff Ziviski, Mercy St. Charles Hospital
~ ADVISORS ~
C.P.A.: Tucker Kissling & Associates
Legal: Melissa Purpura
Building: Keith Henninger
Council: Dennis Walendzak
~ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ~
Paula J. Benton