Dodie Brockamp - Executive Director BLOG

The NEWS from the Silverton Senior Center....

=== Blog - WEDNESDAY August 24th ===

Hello Everyone!
It may be the middle of the week, but there is still NEWS to share from the Silverton Senior Center...

The Silverton Senior Center will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day!
The Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 pm

Celebrate Families Community Picnic is THIS Friday, August 26 at 5 - 8 pm in the Silverton City Park (Coolidge & McClaine Park)
FREE Family Friendly FUN for Everyone... ALL AGES!
Food, Fun, Entertainment, Games, Bingo, Family Portraits by Portrait Express, Family Swim and more... brought to the Silverton Community by the Kiwanis Club of Silverton, The Silverton Senior Center, Silverton Together, Portrait Express, Analene Waterman & State Farm and William & Irveta Johnson.

Hopefully this email finds everyone staying cool... if not and you are needing a place to stay cooled off, the Silverton Senior Center is a COOLING Center for folks in need.  Open tonight until 4 pm at this time and Thursday open until 6 pm and Friday TBA... Call ahead to make sure the doors are open...503-873-3093

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 25 at 6 pm our very own Alan Mickelson and his daughter-in-law Marla as "Next of Kin" will be performing at Davenport Place... Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this free concert by "Next of Kin".  Davenport Place is located at 930 Oak St.

There will not be any Watercolor Classes this fall.  Sandy Tiffee will reschedule the Watercolor Class at a later date.

Still needing volunteers for the Front Desk, answering the phone, answering questions, some filing, just to list a few duties.  Interested? Please contact Donna Bates, Volunteer Coordinator at 503-873-3093

Looking for donations for the ROCK the Casino event in October.  Looking for bigger Auction items; i.e. A time share to share, tickets to an event, beach house to lend, money for items, Gift Cards & Gift Certificates... just to list a few examples.

Looking for that Special Treasure or GIFT?  Look no farther than the Silverton Senior Center's THRIFT SHOP at 207 High St.  Open 10 am to  5 pm Tuesday to Saturday and Sundays open 11 am to 4 pm...Where tax deductible donations are always welcome!

Remember to stay hydrated and keep COOL!
Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director

=== Blog - MONDAY August 22nd ===

Celebrate Families Community Picnic is THIS Friday, August 26!
Join the FUN in the Park from 5-8 pm for Food, Fun, Games, Bingo, Cake Walk, Resources & Information, FREE Family Portraits, FREE Open Swimming for families and Wonderful Entertainment....Provided by Silverton Together, Silverton Senior Center, Portrait Express, Kiwanis Club of Silverton, Analene Waterman & State Farm, William & Irveta Johnson, City of Silverton and the YMCA!

=== Blog - THURSDAY August 11th ===

Thursday, August 11, 6-8 pm
Singles Dine Out Club will be meeting & eating at the Oregon Gardens... NOT Water Mountains Restaurant again as per the newspaper/Shopper
It is order off the menu and dutch treat

Friday, August 12 ay 1 pm is the FIRST (since I have been here) ALL Silverton Senior Center Volunteer Meeting...with hotdogs & watermelon, plus beverages... So stop by and say HI and see what's up... meet the New Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Bates...Meet other volunteers... or become a volunteer... lots of FUN projects, Events and people to volunteer with!

Saturday, August 20th... Time is running out to sign up and pay for the Grand Ronde & Spirit Mt. Casino Trip for EVERYONE over 21...ONLY $10... sign up and pay ASAP by Aug. 15... Door Prizes too!

Apple Tree School Supply Drive is going on until Aug. 18 and the Silverton Senior Center is a drop off spot... drop off school supplies and / or money before Aug. 18... paper apples with the school supplies needed are on the poster, and there is a big yellow box for the supplies to go in!

August 26th is the Celebrate Families Community Picnic in the Silverton City Park (Coolidge & McClaine) from 5- 8 pm... FREE Family Fun for Everyone!
The Silverton Senior Center is in charge of the Bingo Game... so we are collecting gently used items for Bingo Prizes... and we are in charge of the Games... like the CAKE WALK... Last year several ladies & gentlemen baked cakes for this event and it turned out FABULOUS... so if  you are interested in baking a cake for this, please let me know... So... don't be surprised if you get asked to bake a cake!

HUGE Thanks to everyone who helped make the Sizzling Summer Extravaganza Event so successful!  The Silverton Senior Center made over $500... Here is a list of the winners:

1. Elana Argl, 2. Cindi Bates, 3. Christy Thomas, 4. Yvonne Ferris, 5.  Marilyn Dedrick,  6. Karen Petit, 7. Ray Hunter

The Trip to Polk County Fair has been cancelled.  Sorry, not enough folks signed up!

That is all for now!
Have a great rest of the week!
Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director

=== Blog - MONDAY August 8th ===

Happy Day After Homer...
The Homer Davenport Community Festival was FUN and PROFITABLE!
Benny stopped by to say Hi with a $100 bill that was secretly tucked into one of the raffle ticket containers...THANKS Benny!
The Silverton Senior Center really appreciates the support!
The Winners of the Sizzling Summer Extravaganza Raffle Event:
1. Elana Argl
2. Cindy Bates
3. Christy Thomas
4. Yvonne Ferris
5. Marilyn Dedrick
6. Karen Petit
7. Ray Hunter
Thanks to all the donors too:
Bill Clubb & Clubb Massage, Bullwinkles Family Fun Center, Howard L. Hamilton Certified Hynpotherapist, Wine & Canvas, Silver Falls State Park, St. Josef's Vineyard & Winery, Palace Theater, Silverton Art Association, Portland Art Museum, Sandy Tiffee, Newport Bay on the Oregon Coast, Camp Dakota, Al's Garden Center, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Wild Tree Products provided by Judy Marston.

=== Blog - FRIDAY July 29th ===

Hello Friends of the Silverton Senior Center...
Here is the latest NEWS from the Silverton Senior Center...

Hey... Have you ever looked at the Silverton Senior Center's Face Book Page?  Please feel free to check it out and LIKE us!  Let's see how many LIKES we can get...

The Face Book Page also lists upcoming events, Monthly Calendar, Special Notices...

The Thrift Shop (Silverton Senior Center's of course!) is having a BAG SALE!!!! Coming up August 5-8th Located at 207 High St. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday's 11 am to 4 pm.  ONLY $4 a BAG FULL... some exceptions... items on consignment, items in display cases and items behind the counter or items that do not fit entirely in the bag are the exceptions and not available for the BAG SALE!  All regular store merchandise


Seven (7) Sensational Gift Packages & Baskets all at ONE time for ONE SPECTACULAR raffle! Drawing August 8th!
Need not be present to win! Proceeds to benefit the Silverton Senior Center... Tickets are $1 each ...OR 7/$5 ...OR 25/$20....
Tickets available at 115 Westfield St. OR during Homer Davenport Community Festival in the Park August 5, 6 & 7

A complete list of ALL Seven (7) Gift Packages & Baskets is posted on our Face Book Site at facebook.com/Silverton-Senior-Center and on this Web Site, see Thursday's BLOG July 28th below.


August 20th....There is still LOTS of seats available on the bus for the Spirit Mt. Casino Trip and Grand Rhonde Pow Wow...ONLY $10...Sign up TODAY! Deadline is August 15. Door Prizes too!
503-873-3093 Silverton Senior Center
Anyone over 21 is welcome to go!


=== Blog - THURSDAY July 28th ===

Sizzling Summer Extravaganza Event for the Silverton Senior Center...
SEVEN Sensational Gift Packages for ONE Extravaganza Event Raffle!

1. Just for One
~Silk Floral Arrangement ~One (1) ½ Massage ~ One (1) FREE Hypnotherapy Session ~ One (1) Gift Certificate for Wine & Canvas Paint Party
Value = $160

2. Gardener’s Delight
~$25 Gift Card to Al’s Garden Center ~ $35 Gift Card to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens ~ Ten (10) Rhizomes to plant
Value = $130+

3. Family Friendly Fun
~Insulated Picnic Basket ~Family Games: Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Master Game & Who wants to be a Millionaire ~ Classic Car Show Jigsaw Puzzle ~ One (1) full day Paintball for up to six (6) ~ One (1) Large 2-topping Pizza
Value = $185

4. Fun for Two
~Two (2) passes to the Palace Theater ~ Two (2) passes to Mariner Square in Newport: includes admissions to Undersea Gardens, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Wax Works ~ Two for One Wine Tasting at St. Josef’s Vineyard & Winery ~ One (1) Bottle of Wine from St. Josef’s Vineyard & Winery
Value = $100

5. Holiday Fun for Everyone
~Christmas Crafts in a 31 Bag Tote: Christmas Rug Latch Kit ~ Two (2) Holiday Pins to paint ~ Two (2) Wooden Holiday Picture Frames to paint ~ Christmas Wall Hanging to paint ~ Two (2) $20 Arcade Cards for Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center ~ Gift Certificate for One (1) large one topping Pizza at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center
Value = $100

6. Family FUN Night
~Scrabble Game ~ Deluxe Phase Ten Game 25th Anniversary Edition ~ Large Animal Themed Jigsaw Puzzle ~ Pizza Dough Mix from Wildtree ~ Pizza Sauce Mix by Wildtree ~ One (1) Year Pass to Oregon State Parks
Value = $100

7. Art Appreciation
~ Original Painting by Sandy Tiffee ~ Two (2) passes to the Portland Art Museum ~ Two (2) Gift Certificates for Wine & Canvas Painting Party ~ One (1) Year Family Membership to the Silverton Art Association
Value = $220

Tickets $1 each OR 7/$5 OR 25/$20



=== Blog - FRIDAY June 15th ===

Don't forget that the Relay for Life s THIS Saturday at Butte Creek school.  I plan to walk one lap for Doris!  Anyone want to join me? - Dodie

NO ZUMBA NEXT WEEK!  Will resume July 26 at 8 am!!

Interested in volunteering?  Contact NEW Volunteer Coordinator Donna Bates M, W, or F mornings after 10:30 am...THANKS!
Also the Fine Art's Fair is needing volunteers for their event in August.  Contact the Silverton Art Association.

The Silverton Senior Center is taking Bids for Landscaping and Yard Maintenance for one year. Needing costs that are reasonable or a possible volunteer/sponsorship situation. Remember the Silverton Senior Center is a local 501 3 C with a tax id number for tax deductable donations.
If interested, please contact Dodie at 503-873-3093 ASAP!
Or just pop in the Silverton Senior Center 9 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday at 115 Westfield St.

The Silverton's GOT Talent --- Community Talent Show & BBQ is
11 am to 2 m or so...
11-12 is BBQ
12 - 2 is Talent Show
$5 for either one or both...actually you are paying for the Talent Show and the BBQ is FREE
$3 for kids under 12 and kids under 4 are free!
Here at the Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St.

=== Blog - FRIDAY June 8th ===

Talented People ages 5 - 60+ are NEEDED for Community Talent Show!
"Silverton's GOT Talent" a Family Friendly Fun Fundraising Event for the entire community... BBQ too!
Ages 5 - 60+ are invited to apply and perform for the $50 First Place Prize AND the opportunty to perform again at the Celebrate Families Community Picnic on August 26.
Applications are available at the Silverton Senior Center...
115 Westfield St. or call 503-873-3093...
Deadline for applications is July 20th.

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Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!
Buy your Fireworks at the non-profit Fireworks TNT Booth directly in front of Oil Can Henry's next to Roth's Gas Station in the gravel parking lot...Open 9 am to 9 pm everyday until July 4th... Support local non-profits buy purchasing Fireworks!
Supports the Lion's Club, the Mural Society AND the Silverton Senior Center!

The monthly Board Meeting is rescheduled for Monday July 11 at 1 pm due to the first Monday being July 4th.

The Silverton Senior Center will be CLOSED on Monday July 4th for the Holiday!

Blood Pressure Checks provided by Legacy Silverton Health for FREE for Seniors 60+ is still Tuesday July 5 but ONLY form 9:30 to 10:30 am

Memory Screening is July 7... still time to sign up for a Screening!

The Trip to Sisters Oregon for the Quilt Show has been cancelled due to no driver available.  If anyone is interested in volunteering to drive the van for trips, please contact the Silverton Senior Center 503-873-3093

That is all for now!
Have a safe & festive Fourth of July!
Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center

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Happy Wonderful Wednesday Everyone!

Just a few things to share...

The Silverton Senior Center will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th!

Zumba will resume on Tuesday July 5 at 8 am... still same cost... new instructor, Terri Cobb... come check it out!

Still room on the van trip to Sisters Oregon for the Quilt Show... ONLY $20 and lunch is on your own.  Sign up ASAP & pay via credit card, cash or check

More fun filled trips are in the works...
Polk County Fair August 11 Only $5!
Spirit Mt. Casino & Grand Ronde Tribal POW WOW August 20 ONLY $10!
Salmon Bake at Depoe Bay with Native American Music & Dancing... if interested need to sign up ASAP so we can order the limited amount of tickets that will be available... call for costs & details

Silverton's GOT Talent... 2nd annual community Talent Show & BBQ is set for Sat. July 23 from 11 am to 2 pm... see attached flyer
Applications for the Talent Show are available NOW!  Pick it up at the front desk of the Silverton Senior Center... deadline to apply is July 20th...$50 First Place Prize(s)

Due to a low number of attendance at Bingo on Wednesdays... Bingo will be cancelled until Sept. 7...sorry!

Also a little shout out to Greer Crest Farms... they are a local non profit helping preserve the wonderful rich heritage that Silverton has.  Greer Crest Farms is looking for volunteers to help with gardening, weeding and light maintenance.

Here is hoping that everyone has a Fantastic Fourth of July Weekend and don't forget to buy fireworks at the local non-profit Fireworks Booth in front of Oil Can Henry's next to Roth's Gas Station in the gravel parking lot... a great & fun way to support the local nonprofits, Silverton Senior Center, Mural Society and the Lion's Club!

Happy 4th!
Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center

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Just some early NEWS from the Silverton Senior Center

Zumba will be this week only...
Denise is moving on to better fulfill her long time career goals and we wish her luck!
o...NO ZUMBA June 27, June 29 or July 1st...
Hopefully a new instructor can be in place for after the July 4th Holiday...
Anyone interested please leave your name & contact information at the Front Desk.

I am on vacation this week until Tuesday June 28th... so please leave any messages for me at the Front Desk.

Silverton's GOT Talent... Community Talent Show & BBQ is July 23...
Talent Show applications are available NOW at the Front Desk.  Deadline to submit application is July 20th.
Talented folks ages 5-60+ are encouraged to apply and show their STUFF off and try for the $50 First Place Prize and the opportunity to perform at the Celebrate Families Community Picnic in August.

That's all for now folks!
Have a great week!

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It's that time again.....
Silverton's GOT Talent...
Community Talent Show...
Family Friendly Fun for Everyone! (AND BBQ!)
July 23 from 11 am to 2 pm-Saturday
Open to all ages with three catagories
$50 First Place...
AND performing at the Celebrate Families Community Picnic in August...
Applications are available NOW
at the Silverton Senior Center
115 Westfield St.
Deadline to submit applications is July 20th...
Show Silverton who's GOT Talent!
503-873-3093 for more information

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Anyone interested in the Paint 'N Party scheduled for tonight?  Only 5 folks have signed up and we need a few more or we will reschedule again for another time... on line at www.paintnpartyor.com

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 18 from 2-4 pm
Celebration of Life for Doris Moore
Bring potluck item & memories to share!
Here at the Silverton Senior Center
115 Westfield St.

Still time to sign up for the Sisters Quilt Show for July 9.  This is a Saturday!

Tuesday, June 21 is the Alzheimer's Hypnotherapy Study... still time to sign up
Free for seniors & Alzheimer folks

Looking for a few more volunteers for the Fireworks Booth... The Silverton Senior Center along with the Mural Society and the Lions Club share the profits from the Fireworks Booth in front of Oil Can Henry's next to Roth's Gas Station... Starting Tuesday, June 28 until July 4
...contact Donna Bates, Volunteer Coordinator for this event, at 503-873-3093

Thursday, June 23 is FREE Legal Advice from Attorney Phil Kelley... sign up for appointments

Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there!
Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center

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Reminder... Monday, June13 at 1 pm is a special presentation by Silverton/Legacy Health Chaplain, Betty Jo Steel on "A Good Life... all the way to the very end."
A Free event for seniors 60+

Travel Lunch Presentation by Oregon West on Thursday, June 16 at 11 am... please call to sig n up to guarantee a spot for the light luncheon. 503-873-3093

Any Artists or wannabe Artists out there? Paint 'N Party with Maxine is Friday, June 17 at 6 pm... ONLY $35 for a lot of FUN and a fantastic finished painting. Check out the web site www.paintnpartyor.com can pay on line or at the Senior Center by check, cash or credit card.

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The Celebration of Life for Doris Moore will be Saturday, June 18 from 2 - 4 pm... Family requests it be a Potluck and it will be held at the Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St.

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FREE Strawberry Festival? Yes, Thanks to Legacy!
A Great way to celebrate Father's Day!
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The Silverton Senior Center would like to THANK Mr. Wendell James and Silverton Glass for the very generous donation of glass shelving for the new display cases.
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Save the Dates:
June 11 from 8 - 10:30 am
Pancake Breakfast

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The Oregon Senior Games is June 9-12 in Bend Oregon. A good old fashioned fun time for adults over 50 for fun & competition. Sports: Archery, 5K Run/Walk, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Basketball, ​Horseshoes; Exhibition Sports: Cowboy Action Shooting, and an interesting off-shoot of softball... Over The Line

For more information check out Oregon-Senior-Games website , or, the Facebook Link OregonSeniorGames on Facebook

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THURSDAY, MAY 12th 2016

Hello and here is the latest & greatest from the Silverton Senior Center

The winner of the Small Business Revolution was revealed this morning at 11 am at Mac's...I went very hopeful that Silverton would win, but alas Silverton lost!
HUGE Thanks to everyone who voted and encouraged their family & friends to vote too!

Father's Day and Graduation Ceremonies are just around the corner...so when looking for those SPECIAL gifts for SPECIAL people... check out the Silverton Senior Center's Thrift Shop located at 207 High St. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays; 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm... Where your tax deductible donations are always welcome!

Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center

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Congratulations to the Silverton Senior Center for the Grant Award of $1,000 from Northwest Farm Credit Services that was presented yesterday (see photo).  It will be coming out in print very soon.  This Grant Award is for money towards the Reader Board Project.
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 L-R: Sherry & David from Northwest Farm Credit Services presenting Silverton Senior Center's Executive Director with the Grant Award of $1,000 for the Reader Board Project. Dennis Hadley-- Member, Board Members--Jean Hadley, Bob Foster, Larry Ferguson, Alan Mickelson & Kathy Hunter

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Some information from Silverton Senior Center Member & local Attorney, Phil Kelley about SCAMS.  Very informative! TaxScams.pdf

Phil will be available for Legal Questions & advice in an open office setting every third Thursday of the month here at the Silverton Senior Center.  By appointment or walk-in... call ahead first...9 am-12 pm.

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On  sad note... Board Member Barry Olson has recently passed away.  He was an avid Pinochle Player and gentle soul.  He will be missed!

Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center


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Need a Special Place to host a Holiday Event?  The Silverton Senior Center is RENTABLE with reasonable rates.  Call soon for available dates, the calendar is filling up quickly!  Renting is available for ALL Seniors 60+ and if you are a current member of the Silverton Senor Center there is a 10% discount on the rate!

Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director
Silverton Senior Center

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Don't forget to check out the Silverton Senior Center's Thrift Shop at 207 High St... Open 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm... Where tax deductible donations are always welcome! 
See the Latest Event News at Our FACEBOOK PAGE 

* "Silverton Senior Center" is the Assumed Business Name, registered in Oregon, for Silverton Area Seniors, Inc., an Oregon public benefit corporation consisting of adult individuals restricted to age 60 and older.