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The Albany Senior Center (489 Water Ave NW) is a multi-purpose community center operated by the Albany Parks and Recreation as a focal point for seniors, services, recreation, and learning. Additionally, the Albany Senior Center is a community resource, providing information on aging, supports family caregivers, trains professional and lay leaders and students, and develops innovative approaches to addressing aging issues.

At your Albany Senior Center

Trips & Tours

Come along with one of our trips and tours to destinations throughout the state!

 

I scream, you scream...

We all scream for Ice Cream! Here’s the scoop: Albany Parks & Recreation along with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is having an Ice Cream Social. We will have fun entertainment along with games and all the ice cream you can eat. Bring a friend who’s never come to the Senior Center and we’ll put your name in a drawing for two free Thanksgiving Brunch tickets. Sugar free ice cream will be available.
Tuesday, Aug 12, 2-3:30pm, $5

Drop-In Activities

Come meet new friends or see old ones. Participate in a card game, a round of pool or just chat around the coffee table. Interested in quilting or spinning? We've got you covered!

Gift Shop

Handmade crafts and specialty items for sale in the Senior Center gift shop.

Do you make or build handcrafted items? Consign!

Highlights Newsletter 

Stay in touch with the Albany Senior Center with our bi-monthly publication on events, classes, and trips!

Rent the Senior Center

Host your event, large or small at the Albany Senior Center. With wifi connectivity, full kitchen, large dividable rooms, and a location adjacent to Monteith Riverpark, the Albany Senior Center is perfect for your next meeting or event.

Get Involved

Foster Grandparent Program

Working one-on-one and serving between 15 and 40 hours a week, Foster Grandparents are individuals over the age of 55 who provide support in schools, community organizations, treatment programs, correctional facilities, and childcare centers. They review schoolwork, reinforce values, teach social skills, and are a friend, mentor, and role model in a variety of settings.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a nationwide network of active, older adults contributing their time and experience to vital community programs. A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, RSVP is sponsored locally by Cascades West Council of Governments.

Senior Center Endowment Fund

The Friends of Albany Area Seniors, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to support and promote Albany Senior Center activities and services in the community.

Donate today!

Outside Resources

AARP Tax-Aide

The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare taxes at the Albany Senior Center and the Albany Public Library for people of all ages with low to moderate income from February 1 through filing day in April. These tax returns are electronically filed at no charge. To help avoid long waits, appointments are required. Call 541-917-7760 to make an appointment for either location. The AARP Tax-Aide is locally sponsored by RSVP, a program of Community Services Consortium, and the Albany Senior Center.

Visit the website at http://www.communityservices.us/jobs/aarp-tax-aide/

Senior and Disability Services 

Senior and Disability Services determines eligibility for medical and service programs to assist people with disabilities 18-64 years of age as well as older adults 65 years or older. Some of their programs (such as those funded through the Older Americans Act), serve people as early as 60 years of age.

If eligible, people may qualify for full or limited medical benefits, Lifeline, transportation services, in-home care services, subsidized payment for services in community based care facilities such as adult foster care, assisted living, and residential care. If determined eligible for services, Senior and Disability Services also facilitates supplemental payment for nursing home care.

Visit the website at https://www.ocwcog.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=138

SHIBA Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program (SHIBA) is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist, and serve as advocates for people with Medicare. SHIBA volunteers help people with Medicare understand their rights and options in health insurance so that they can make informed choices.

Visit the website at http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/SHIBA/index.shtml

Senior Dining Room / Meals on Wheels

The Senior Meals Dining Room program serves hot, nutritious midday meals and offers companionship to seniors who are at least 60 years old, their spouses and to Native Americans who are 55 years of age.

The Meals on Wheels Program is designed for homebound seniors and the disabled under 60 who receive Medicaid services and are unable to get to a dining room in their community. Our home delivered meals are delivered by volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers.

Visit the website at http://www.ocwcog.org/Page.asp?NavID=396