In response to the diverse and evolving needs of a growing aging population, the Hollywood Senior Center provides more than 50 separate programs, classes, activities and services every month throughout North and Northeast Portland. Below are standing programs, activities and services. Be sure to check out our monthly newsletter or the front page of our website for special workshops, classes, services and other opportunities.
SOCIAL SERVICES & SUPPORT SERVICES
Hollywood Senior Center provides a comprehensive care coordination assessment, arranges for needed services, and provides follow-up and re-evaluations. This program works to help older adults remain in their homes as long as possible. There is no charge for this service. The Center Staff currently works with more than 230 senior clients.
FAMILY CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE/ADVOCACY
Free assistance from our professional Social Work staff is available to family and concerned caregivers who are serving people aged 60 and older. We provide needs assessment, care planning and coordination of respite and in-home services to caregivers.
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Our I&A Specialist and other staff are available to take your questions over the phone, by email and in person about housing, transportation, caregiver services, support services, and many other areas. We can provide you with information and referrals and offer crisis and short-term intervention and assistance for seniors, their caregivers and other support networks.
SENIOR LAW PROJECT LEGAL CLINIC
This is a free service provided by Legal Aid Services of Oregon and affiliated volunteer attorneys. It is for people aged 60 and older, who are residents of Multnomah County. Appointments are for 30 minutes. Appointments are available every Friday, 9:00am – 11:00pm at our 1840 NE 40th Location and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday by appointment at our New Columbia Office (4610 North Trenton Street). Call 503-288-8303 for more information and to make an appointment.
SHIBA – SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ASSISTANCE
Free help with Medicare and other health insurance provided by trained volunteers associated with Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services. SHIBA services are for all Medicare beneficiaries, their family members, caregivers and advocates. Appointments are available in the mornings on the 1ST and 3RD Wednesday of each month at our 1840 NE 40th Location and the 2nd and 4th Friday by appointment at our New Columbia Office (4610 North Trenton Street). Call 503-288-8303 for more information and to make an appointment. Call for more information and to make an appointment.
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE: Income Tax Assistance, Flu Shots, Energy Assistance.
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS and SERVICES
This program collects unsold produce from the Hollywood Farmers’ Market and makes food available for seniors at the Hollywood Senior Center and in meals cooked at Loaves and Fishes. Produce is collected from May until November. Click here for more information!
Loaves and Fishes Lunches
Hollywood Senior Center serves hot and nutritious lunches provided by Loaves & Fishes on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Diners have a choice of the daily entrée, as well as fresh salads and desserts. Meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Please see our monthly newsletter for a current menu.
The suggested donation is $3 for a meal but any donation amount is appreciated.
LGBTQI Loaves & Fishes Meal Site at Metropolitan Community Church
Every Wednesday 12pm to 1pm – doors open at 11am. A satellite of the Hollywood/Fook-Lok Loaves & Fishes meal site for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Questioning, & Intersex (LGBTQI) Elder community. MCC is located at 2400 NE Broadway.Socialize and enjoy a hot meal. $3.00 suggested donation per meal for seniors; under 60 $5.50
CONTACT: For transportation assistance: MaryHelen at 503.288.8303.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregivers & family members come to share ideas for coping and caring, meet new friends who can identify with what you are going through. Drop-ins welcome. 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Donations appreciated.
LOSS & LIFE TRANSITION GROUP
Facing the challenges of aging can be easier when there are others who understand and care. In this group, sponsored by VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Well-being of Seniors), members support and encourage each other in making the shifts in perspective that allow for a more satisfactory quality of life. Pre-registration is required. Time to be announced when caller is registered. Donations appreciated
Mellodiers Singing Group
Do you enjoy singing? Come and join the Mellodiers Singing Group. They meet every Thursday at 10:30am. Donations appreciated
Join with other experienced Bridge Players every Monday, 10:00am – 12:30pm. Donations appreciated
Join other pinochle players every Thursday from 1:00pm – 2:45pm. Donations appreciated
Pinochle Group (North Portland Location-4720 N. Trenton Street)
Join other pinochle players every Wednesday, Noon to 3pm. Donations appreciated.
Bingo (North Portland Location-4720 N. Trenton Street)
Join other bingo players every Wednesday, 9am-noon. Donations appreciated.
Bunco is a game of chance using three dice. So if you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon come on down. Bunco is every Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:45pm. Donations appreciated
On the last Tuesday of each month the Center honors all those who celebrate their birthday during that month. There will be cake for everyone and if your birthday falls this month you will be eligible for a drawing for a birthday cake to take home. Entertainment is provided.
Come see a new release in our Big Screen Theater on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month. The same movie will play the following Friday with subtitles. Seating is limited to the first 40 people. Movie time starts at 1:00pm. $1 requested donation. Arrive early.
Extended, escorted cross-country and overseas tours are offered quarterly.
Come and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, with bacon & eggs, juice & coffee. Featuring REAL maple syrup. Our Pancake Breakfast is the third Saturday of the Month from 8:30am – 11:00am. Adults $3.50 and children $2.25. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Senior Center.
Individual Computer Lessons
Want to learn more about using computers? Get set up for email? Facebook? We provide two one-one computer lessons at no charge. Classes are taught by a knowledgeable and patient senior computer enthusiast. By appointment only. Tuesdays from 11-noon and Thursdays from 1-2pm. Donation
North Portland Location Activities at Trenton Terrace Community Room
4720 North Trenton Street
Tai Chi Classes- Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am
Pinochle- Wednesdays, noon to 3pm
Bingo- Wednesdays, 9:00am-noon
Movie Matinee- 3rd Friday on the month at 1pm
Other classes are available through Portland Community college and Portland Parks Senior Recreation.
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSES
Call PCC at (503) 977-4933 for class information and to register. Cost varies.