Adult Activity Center

Classrooms, stage, dance floor, kitchen, studios
215 W. C St., Springfield OR 97477
541-736-4444

senior couple dancing

This lively community center next to Island Park is your place to discover, create and connect.

Hours

8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday

No classes are currently scheduled..

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+ Lecture Series

We offer weekly free lectures on a variety of subjects. See our current listings of free lectures here.

+ Group Exercise

See our Group Exercise Calendar for days and times.

You may qualify for our Silver Benefits program. This could save you money on fitness passes. Learn More

+ Activities, Social Happenings and Movies

Senior Activities

 

Chair Massage

Ages 50+. Seniors commonly experience pain and stiffness. Chair massage reduces  inflammation-related pain around joints and increases circulation, which can result in better range of motion. And with improved range of motion, you can experience a better quality of life. Choose 15 or 30 minutes.

5/1–8/9     Fridays     By appointment
15 minutes: $13 ID/$15 OD      30 minutes: $26 ID/$30 OD

Sign up online or by calling us at 541-736-4544.

Rosie Riveters

Ages 50+. The American Rosie the Riveter Association seeks to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of World War II-era working women, including volunteer women, and
promote fellowship among these women and their descendants.

5/10–8/8     2nd F/month     12:30–2:30pm     $5
Pay fee directly to facilitator
Join us at the Rosie lunch table at 11:30am     $3 (ages 60+)     $8 (under 60)

Jewelry Repair
Ages 18+. Heartbroken over your favorite necklace with a broken clasp? Join us for free jewelry repair in our lounge. Most repairs are free, and others cost a small fee.

6/6     Th     12:15-2pm
8/1     Th     12:15-2pm

Old-time Music Afternoon

Guitar player and singer Bruce McLennan returns to play old-time melodies. Tap your toes, sing along, or dance to your favorites.

5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9     11:30am-1pm

Social Happenings

Hand Quilting
Ages 50+. Experienced hand quilters work on pieced tops
for community members as a Willamalane Adult Activity
Center fundraiser. Quilters that are new to hand quilting
are encouraged to come and learn more. For inquiries, call
541-736-4444.
ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER
5/1-8/9 Tu 9am–12pm Free

Coffee Bar
Enjoy coffee or tea for 50 cents a cup. Generously sponsored
by the Hand Quilters. Free treats available when donated.

Lounge Activities
Ages 50+. Experienced volunteers facilitate card games, coloring, plastic canvas, and knitting in the lounge.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays     9:30-11:30am     Free

Puzzles

Ages 50+. Calling all puzzle fans. Our puzzle table is free and available to anyone who wants to join in. Puzzles can also be checked out to take home.

Mondays-Thursdays     8:30am–9pm
Fridays     8:30am–5pm

Willama-Library Book Club

Ages 18+. Book club meetings are free and open to the public. Call 541-726-3766 for current book list.

Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St., Conference Room
Tuesdays     10:30am–12pm

Movies

Movie Appreciation Group

Ages 50+. Movies start at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and are free. A brief introduction will precede each film followed by an informal discussion.

No movies in July or August; join us in September for more movie magic. Popcorn is available for 50 cents.

May: Dalton Trumbo, Blacklisted Writer
5/8 “Trumbo” (2015, R, 125 minutes) Subtitled
5/15 “Exodus” (1960, G, 208 minutes) Subtitled
5/22 “Spartacus” (1960, PG-13, 197 minutes) Subtitled

June: South American Sampler
6/5 “Secret of the Incas” (1954, G, 100 minutes) Subtitled
6/12 “Fitzcarraldo” (1982, PG-13, 158 minutes) Subtitled
6/19 “The 33” (2015, PG-13, 127 minutes) Subtitled

Adult Activity Center Matinees

Movies start at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and are free. Subtitles available. Popcorn is available for 50 cents.
6/7 “First Man” (2018, PG-13, 141 minutes)
7/5 “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018, PG, 130 minutes)
8/1 “A Star Is Born” (2018, R, 136 minutes)

+ Shops & Studios

Shops for summer term 2019 will operate May 1-Aug. 15. Shops will be closed 5/17, 5/27, 7/4, 8/16-24.

Rock and Gem Studio

Ages 18+. Equipped with slab and trip saws, grinder, sanders and polishers, and helped by skilled volunteers, you can turn rocks into beautiful gems or cut your thunderegg.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-3pm.
Thursdays, 9am-3pm, 5:30-8pm
Fridays, 12-5pm.
Saturdays, 9am-12pm.

Drop-in: $4.50 ID/$5.50 OD
5-visit Pass: $17.50 ID/$21 OD
Each rock cut is an additional $4. We also have pre-cut rock slabs for sale at inexpensive prices. Tax-deductible rock donations accepted.

Wood Shop

Ages 18+. Our wood working shop & studio is perfect for woodworkers of all levels. Staff are available to help beginners complete their projects from the start to finish, including conceptualizing, finding a woodworking plan, building and finishing.

The shop & studio is equipped with saws, planer, jointer, lathe, and everything else you need to build stunning wooden furniture. Our visitors build anything and everything, including cabinets, bookshelves, planter stands, wine racks and more.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11:30am and 12:30-3pm

Drop-in: $6 ID/$7 OD
5-visit Pass: $25 ID/$30 OD

We accept commission requests for small- to medium-sized custom-built wood furniture and other projects. Contact 541-736-4444 for more information.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop specializes in beautiful handcrafted items created by community artisans at unbeatable prices. As a consignment shop, your purchase helps to support both the artisans and the Adult Activity Center. You can find a variety of items there, including:

  • Art pieces
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Bath and beauty products
  • Quilts
  • Knick-knacks
  • Toys
  • and More!

The Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.

Interested in consigning your items? Contact us at 541-736-4444.

+ Get-Together Pass: Games and Gatherings

Ages 50+. Our Get-Together Pass allows you to participate in social activities and games at the center. $5 ID/$6 OD for a 10-visit pass. Get yours at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center front desk.

Bingo

M

1-3pm

Bring quarters the first Monday of the month; bring pennies all other Mondays. 

Card Making

Tu

9am-12pm

Create handmade greeting cards for yourself and to be sent to military personnel.

Conversations with Women

1st, 3rd W

10:15-11:30am

Women meet to extend horizons through the exchange of ideas in a group discussion format.

Folk Dance Forever

Tu

2-3:30pm

Folk dances from around the world. No partner needed. Drop ins welcome.

Friendship Circle

3rd W

1:30-2:45pm

Friendly people meet to talk with and share ideas. You steer the conversation with the goal of adding friendship to life's gifts.

Jam Session

M

10:15-11:15am

Musicians play by ear during this drop-in jam session. Newcomers welcome.

Mahjongg

W, F

1-3pm

Newcomers welcome to join.

Sharps and Flats

Th

9:30-11am

Newcomers of all vocal ranges welcome. Singing group also has optional opportunity
to sing in the community. No meetings June, July, August.

Texas Hold 'Em

Th

12:30-5pm

Newcomers welcome.

Wood Carvers

Tu

1-3pm

Carve your own masterpiece in wood at the center. Instruction available for beginners; drop-in studio for experience carvers who share ideas and information. Furnish your own tools and wood.

+ Services and Transportation

Our goal is to be a part of the support network that is helping older adults to live at home safely and independently. We can assist you with providing information, support, and access to resources. We assess needs and offers ongoing support to older adults. We want to help our participants maintain maximum independence by removing individual and social barriers to personal independence.

Services

Assistive Listening Devices

Ages 50+.  Available for use during programs. Please request 24 hours in advance. Free.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Ages 50+. Local retired nurses provide weekly checks. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am. Free.

Foot Care

Ages 50+. Registered nurses provide basic foot care for individuals who have limited ability to care for their feet or who may pose a special risk. Foot-care nurses will trim nails and give recommendations on treatment. Wednesdays by appointment. $18 ID/$22 OD.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Ages 60+. Federal assistance program that helps qualified individuals receive support with paying their energy bills. Wait list opens 11/1/19 at 9am. Call 541-736-4406 for more information.

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance (SHIBA)

Ages 50+. Counselors help you navigate Medicare information. Topics include new to Medicare, Part D drug coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans and other Medicare options. They also assist with billing issues and/or possible fraud. Sponsored by Willamalane Park and Recreation District. For appointment, call 541-736-4421.

Senior Law Service

Ages 60+. A legal services program for any person age 60 and over, but target group consists of those in economic/social need. Call 541-736-4444 for more information. Free

Senior Meals Program

Ages 60+. Enjoy a delicious meal in the company of others. Two entrées to choose from. Diabetic options available. Please call by 1 p.m., four days in advance to reserve an entrée. We can usually accommodate walk-ins. Weekdays at 11:30am. Suggested donation: $3.

Donation Table

Every week we put up a donation table with gently used items to pass on to others in need. Limited space available. Thursdays from 3-9pm and Fridays from 8am-5pm. Please contact 541-736-4528 if you have questions.

Social Engagement and Support Groups

See drop-down menu above.

Transportation

Van

A Willamalane van provides transportation from your home to the center and back. Willamalane Park and Recreation District residents only. Weekdays. $1.50/one-way ticket. Call 541-76-4444 for details.

Shuttle Service

Picks up at 10:30 a.m. and drops off at 12:30 p.m. at Special Events Loop, Springfield Station. Free with bus pass.

 
+ Support Groups

MS Support Group

Second Tuesday of each month, 1-3 p.m.     Free.     Drop in.

Parkinson's Support Group

Third Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.     Free.     Drop in.