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 or Onsite Lunch served 11:30-12:00

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A message to Our Community from the Oregon Senior Center.

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 to the public from 9:00a.m to 12:00p.m. daily Monday-Friday. There will be a limited amount of people to come in, this is first come, we will not be doing reservations. There will be no inside activities. We will continue to do Supportive Services, Transportation, Escorts, Frozen,

and Grab & Go Meals.

Safety of our community is first and foremost, so all guidelines of 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) dancing and exercise programs, 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



President: Sharon Rudess, Senior Center Rep

Treasurer: Melinda Shinaver, Compass Care

Secretary: Mary Nowaczyk. Orchard Villa


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


C.P.A.: Tucker Kissling & Associates

Legal: Melissa Purpura

Building: Keith Henninger

Council: Dennis Walendzak


Paula J. Benton