Chehalem Park and Recreation District Serving Newberg & Dundee, Oregon since 1967

Chehalem Senior Center

Stop in for some coffee and see what we have going on!

Chehalem Senior Center

101 West Foothills Drive
Newberg, Oregon 97132
(adjacent to Crater Elementary School)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (503) 537-9404

We need volunteers for the front desk! Just four hours a week will help out greatly and put you with fun, friendly people! Call us.


Blue Moon Social
Monday, Feb. 17th (Time TBA)
Tuesday Bingo
1:15 p.m. every Tuesday
If you like to play Bingo, join us at the center! We play hard cards at 2 cards for 25 cents. We also play winner take all and progressive.

Saturday Bingo & Potluck
1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at noon.
The packets are $10.00 each or two packets for $15.00. The first Saturday bingo is potluck. Minimum payout is $15.00. There is also Winner-Take-All and Progressive Bingo.

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Club/Group Activities

Crafty Ladies Group
9:30 a.m. Tuesdays
We are a group of ladies who make crafts to sell at our gift shop and during the Fall Bazaar and Craft show. Interesting projects have been humming bird feeders, Mosaic flower pots and painted animal rocks. Something interesting is bound to be offered during these enjoyable craft sessions.

Mahjong Club
When: Every Thursday at 1pm.
This group is for anyone that enjoys playing, or would like to learn how to play mahjong. This is different than the tile matching game that you may have seen on the computer, but is more akin to rummy. Both beginners and adept players are welcome. We have a rules in hand and are always ready to teach you a great game.

When: Every Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 12:30pm.
Looking for friends and laughter around the card table? Well you found it! We meet twice a week to peg, talk, and tell stories of the old days and how things were better. We play a friendly game and always want to teach new players the how to play. Bring your board, your cards, your pegs or just yourself. Let's peg!

Write Your Life
Meets the 3rd Friday of every month
Time: 12:30pm.
Eileen Jette is a former teacher who has a knack for writing. She leads this informal group of older writers. Each month a new theme or assignment is chosen so member can prepare an original piece or writing to share with the group. The group has lots of fun as they listen, share thoughts and inspire each other. If you enjoy writing, this is the group for you. This program is free and open to all.   
Multi Media Arts Group
9:30 a.m. Mondays (except the 1st Monday of the month)
Bring your oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pencils or crayons. Dust off your paints, paper and canvases. The focus of our time together will be on fun and creativity. Let your talent develop in the company of other talented people.

CPRD Quilters Club
1 - 3 p.m. Tuesdays
The club is open to all individuals interested in working on handcraft items on a regular basis. Bring your own items or work on a group project. New members and visitors are always welcome to join. Any questions, call Mary Bartlett (503) 538-5622. At Chehalem Youth Building (Behind the Chehalem Armory)

China Painters International
Monthly workshops are held 9 a.m the first Monday of every month.
Techniques and projects workshops are 9 a.m. Thursdays
Beginners always welcome. For more information please contact Phyllis Landon 538-0784.

Senior Book Club
1 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month
Chehalem Senior Center, in conjunction with the Newberg Library, proudly presents the Senior Book Club. This group of avid readers meets monthly to discuss an assigned book in order to reach new levels of literary understanding as well as share jovial comments with each other. This group is open to all who wish to attend. Please contact Chehalem Senior Center for specific information as well as to check out your book. (503)537-9404

Out to Lunch Bunch
11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month
A great group of folks who enjoy each other's company while sampling a variety of cuisines at various restaurants in the local area. The group meets at a different eating establishment. Register by calling the center (503) 537-9404.

Northwest Steelhead Club-Newberg Chapter
7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (September - June)
Various guest speakers and club members share the latest news and techniques regarding fishing for "big game" fish in the Pacific Northwest.

Senior Woodworking Group: The Sawdust Experience
When: the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm
Hobbyist and woodworkers are invited to join our growing woodworkers' group. Handcrafters of any skill level who are interested in gaining new skills and enjoying good company with a common focus are welcome. One of the projects this group handles is to build and provide wooden toys for the Newberg Fire Department "Toy and Joy" program.

Pool Cues
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am.
Tuesdays 9-Ball practice, Fridays 8-Ball practice
Tournaments are held the last Friday of every month at 10am.
If you have ever had any interest in learning how to become a pool shark, then we suggest building your skill with us. Join this fun group of pool players for a friendly game and advice.  This is a great group for new and skilled players alike. 

Mondays  and Wednesdays Starting at 10am.
Have you ever played Pinochle or always wanted to learn how to play? Why not join us to renew an old love or to find a new one?? It's easy enough to learn...or re-learn. Why not get the blood pumping and the adrenaline rushing again? C'mon ,you know you want to!!! We'll even provide the cards. Just bring your hands (to hold the cards) and an open mind! Honestly, nothing else is quite like a good, old fashioned Pinochle Party!!!

Walk For Fun
When: Every Monday
Time: Leaving the Center at 9am
Hikes consist of a series of 1 walks. All mature adults and their guests are welcome. Walks will begin and end at the Center. Transportation to out-of-town trailheads will be by pre-arranged car pools. $2/per person will be charged for each walk in order to reimburse drivers. If you'd like to attend, please contact Jan at (503) 550-0242 no later than the Friday before the intended hike, so transportation arrangements can be finalized.

Tai Chi
When: Tuesdays at 9:00am-The introductory video class
When: Thursdays at 1:30pm Lead by instructor Sandy
Cost: Free
Tai Chi is a great way to improve your overall health through increased physical stability and peace of mind.

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Classes & Workshops

Strong for Life
9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Cost: Free
Strong for Life is an exercise program designed to involve the trunk, arms, and legs. All exercises are done in either sitting or standing positions and can be modified to fit the individual participant's need. There is no charge for the program, although all participants are required to schedule an orientation and submit a Dr‘s note to participate. For more information, contact Deana at (503) 537-1471.

AARP Driver Safety Class
Call (503) 537-9404 for dates and times:
Cost: $12 for AARP Members
         $14 for AARP Non Members
AARP has designed this course for drivers aged 50 and over. It is a two-day class (4 hours each day), which is specifically tailored to inform seniors of important updates on traffic regulations, as well as how to drive on today's crowded roadways. Class is offered every month at the Chehalem Senior Center. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling the front desk at (503) 537-9404.

Bob Ross Oil Painting
Cost: $48 (Includes all materials and instruction)

Bob's Wet-on-Wet Technique is a very simple, easy to follow method anyone from beginners to seasoned painters can master. Your blank canvas is transformed into a beautiful, completed work of art in just 3-4 hours!

Medicare 101
When: The last Tuesday of every month
Time: 2pm
Fee: Free
Come join us for an overview of Medicare benefits and the changes taking place in 2013. This educational forum is intended to give you a better understanding of the Medicare system and to give you the opportunity to have your questions answered

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Trips & Tours

We have lots of fun trips planned for this spring and summer. Check them out here.
Although all of our trips are senior focused, they are not senior exclusive. Adults of all ages are invited to join.


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Support Services

Life Enrichment and Support Services
The Chehalem Senior Meals Program
Monday through Friday starting at 11:45am
please call for reservations (503) 538-1490
Cost: A $3 donation is suggested for lunch, but all donations are anonymous and non mandatory.  
We offer more then a meal. The Chehalem Senior Meals Program offers a daily lunch hour and the Meals on Wheels Program. A balanced meal is very important to an independent life style and so is friendship. Many of our guests come to the center for the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the friendships they have already created. Our friendly hosts will help you immediately feel at home. Please call 3 days in advance to make your reservation, or submit monthly reservation calendar.      


Meals on Wheels
To register please call (503) 538-1490
Our friendly volunteers bring a hot lunch and a warm smile to hundreds of homebound seniors throughout the Newberg/Dundee. Meals on Wheels are hot, nutritious lunches that are delivered Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the homebound elderly age 60 and older. Weekend meals are provided as needed. It's quick and easy to register and available to anyone age 60 and older with a disability.
·    Here are some things to know about the service.
·    The suggested donation is $3 per meal.
·    Meal service typically begins within 48 hours after the office is notified.
·    No one who meets eligibility and within our service area will be refused service.
·    Meals will not be left outside or unrefrigerated.
·    Clients must be at home to receive meals.
·    Meals on Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.


Legal Aid Services
When: The 2nd Monday of every month
Time: 10am-11:30am
For those needing some legal advice, the legal aid clinic volunteers can provide you with some legal guidance free of charge. No appointments required.

Foot Clinic
When: Tuesdays
Time: 9:00-3:00pm
Fee: $20.00
Sandy McCann RN offers this service and requests that patrons soak their feet prior to the
 appointment and please bring a towel. For appointment, please call the Chehalem Senior Center at
(503) 537-9404.

Blood Pressure Checks
No appointment is necessary.
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:30am-Noon
Fee: Free

Hearing Aid Clinic
When: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 10:00am-12:00noon
Fee: Free
There is no appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Acupuncture Clinic
When: Thursdays
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Fee: In district $15 per session, Out of district $20
Licensed acupuncturist Matt Frey offers weekly acupuncture sessions at a significantly discounted price. Acupuncture has been known to treat a variety of ailments including poor circulation, low energy, and chronic pain. This Clinic is a very inexpensive way of seeing if acupuncture can help you. This is a very popular clinic, so reservations are needed.
Medicare 101
When: The last Tuesday of every month
Time: 2pm
Fee: Free
Come join us for an overview of Medicare benefits and the changes taking place in 2013. This educational forum is intended to give you a better understanding of the Medicare system and to give you the opportunity to have your questions answered

Walker and Wheel Chair Safety Check
When: The 1st Wednesday of every month
Time: 8:30am to 10am
Fee: Free
Do you have a walker, wheel chair, or power chair? Bring it to the senior center for a free safety check. Have a professional make sure that your bolts are tightened and assure that your breaks are in good repair. No appointments needed. 

Bread Distribution
When:  Wednesday at 10am.
Generous donations from Fred Meyer, Mustard Seed Farms, Rays Fruit Stand and The Sherwood Safeway make distribution site like this possible. Throughout the week, volunteers trek across Newberg and even out to Sherwood to pick up donated bread, fruits, and vegetables. Our donations vary depending on season and availability. But you can always count on a Wednesday distribution at 10am.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are truly the backbone of the Chehalem Senior Center and play a major role in community development across the Chehalem Valley. 

The Chehalem Senior Center is seeking talented musicians to perform before the lunch hour. Shifts are available from 11 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Volunteer once a week, once a month, or give it a try before you commit. We can't pay you for your talent, but welcome you to join us for lunch. Interested? Contact Matthew Compton at or call (503) 537-9404.

Meals on Wheels- Drivers Wanted
Shifts are available Monday thru Friday -10:00 to Noon.
Call (503) 538-1490 to schedule an interview
Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunch-time meals to fourteen to sixteen homebound elderly or disabled clients who can no longer prepare balanced meals for themselves. But perhaps as important as delivering meals to seniors, is delivering a smiling face.  Many homebound seniors are lonely and our volunteer drivers are sometimes the only social contact that these seniors will have that day.  Many delivery volunteers take a little time with each senior to visit and provide much needed conversation.
The first step in becoming a Meals on Wheels Volunteer is to schedule an orientation/interview with our Meal Site Coordinator. From there you will need to fill out an application and being willing to submit and pass a Criminal History Background Check. After that is all taken care of, we will have you shadow another driver for a trip or two until you feel ready to take a route on your own.

Office volunteers needed
Our office personnel are seen as the heart of our community center. Please aid us in making a good first impression. If you are interested in becoming a member of our office personnel, please inquire at the registration desk or call (503) 537-9404

Bread Distribution Team
This committee needs volunteer drivers to transport bread and pastries donated from various community bakeries to the Chehalem Senior Center. Nothing makes a person feel better than to know that he or she has made a real difference in a person's life.
   When: Every Monday and Wednesday.

Chehalem Senior Meals Volunteers
Shifts available Monday thru Friday from 10am to 2pm.
When you come to the center, you will routinely see a plethora of volunteers packaging meals, setting up the dining room, and loading vehicles. The Senior Meals Crew offer a great service to the community and can always use an extra hand or two. If you are interested in volunteering in our dining room as a host, dish washer, or dining room server, please call our Meal Site Coordinator.  (503) 538-1490

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Contact Us

Chehalem Senior Center
101 West Foothills Drive
Newberg, Oregon 97132
(adjacent to Crater Elementary School)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:00 pm

Phone: (503) 537-9404

Email: Matthew Compton, Senior Specialist

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