Adult Activity Center

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

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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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+ 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.

+ Lecture Series

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

+ 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 and Thursdays 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. 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.

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.

AARP Tax Aide

Ages 60+. Every Monday during tax season, starting Jan. 28. Please call 541-736-4444 to make an appointment.

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.

 
+ Activities, Social Happenings and Movies

Gatherings

Senior Activities

Chair Massage

Ages 50+. Seniors commonly experience pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, especially following more vigorous physical activity. By using gentle massage techniques, a massage therapist with experience with older clients will effectively mobilize sore muscles, tendons and joints. 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.

15-minute sessions: $13 ID/$15 OD. 30-minute sessions: $26 ID/$30 OD.

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

Community  Breakfast

Ages 50+. Everyone is invited monthly to enjoy a delicious breakfast, conversation, raffle and special guests. Upcoming dates: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16. 7:45-8:45am.  $3.50 ID/$4 OD.  Register in advance.

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. Second Friday of each month, 12:30-2:30pm. $5.

Quilting Circle

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. Tuesdays from 9am-12pm. Free.

Coffee With Series

Ages 50+. All are invited to have coffee with a public employee of the city of Springfield or Willamalane. Free coffee is available in the lounge during the program. This is an opportunity for public service employees and community members that they serve to come together — over coffee — to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Upcoming dates: 1/29, 2/26, 4/30, 5/28. 10:45-11:30am. Free.

Lounge Activities

Ages 50+. Experienced volunteers facilitate cribbage, Uno, coloring, plastic canvas and other craft activities in the lounge. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-9pm and Fridays, 8:30am-5pm. 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 and Fridays, 8:30am-5pm. Free.

Social Hour

Ages 50+. Celebrate the week with special activities in the lounge during social hour. Concessions, music, board games, knitting, crocheting and more. Fridays, 2-3:30pm. Free.

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. Tuesdays, 10:30am-12pm. Free.

Movies

Movie Appreciation Group

Movies start at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and are free. A brief introduction will precede each film followed by an informal discussion. Popcorn is available for 50 cents. See our  Park & Recreation Guide for upcoming movies.

Monthly Matinees 

Movies start at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and are free. Subtitles available. Popcorn is available for 50 cents. See our  Park & Recreation Guide for upcoming movies.

+ Shops & Studios

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.

Woodworking Studio

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.

Mondays-Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.

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.

+ 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