What's New at The Santiam Senior Center

-- A Club for Kids Over 50!

Effective March 14th Masks are recommended but not required

Our regular hours are 10:00 to 4:00, Monday thru' Friday

(All classes and events are for SSC Members only unless otherwise noted)

Senior Gardening - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Starting February 8th, Diane Hyde, Master Gardener, has kindly offered to share her gardening expertise with us. She will be hosting 1 to 1 ½ hour sessions on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

April 12th Companion planting: Plant combinations to attract pollinators and deter pests. Safe organic and homemade pesticides.

April 19th Birds, butterflies and wildlife in the garden: Attracting welcomed animals and dealing with unwanted visitors. Dog friendly garden ideas.

April 26th Perennial crops: Pruning and feeding berries and roses, growing rhubarb and asparagus.

May 3rd Water management in the garden: Irrigation systems and schedules.

May 10th Herbs: Growing and using culinary herbs.

May 17th Low maintenance landscaping: Planning and re-designing for less work and more enjoyment in the yard and lawn.

May 24th Problem solving resources: Where to get free, reliable information for better gardening.

May 31st Shade gardens: Foliage, flowers and vegetables that thrive with less sun.

FOR SSC MEMBERS - Choose the classes of most interest, no one is expected to attend all.


Every Wednesday - Starting January 5th

12:30 to 1:30 pm - Beginners

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Advanced

For Members of SSC - Come join in the fun!

BINGO - Every Monday and Thursday

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Regular games are 5¢ a card per game. Blackout is 10¢ a card per game. Play as many cards as you want.

COMPUTER Lessons - Free for SSC Members Only

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month

New time - New Instructor - New Day

10:00 - 12:00

The computer lab is open to all members, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (unless there is a class in session)

Lessons are one-on-one with the instructor - Sign up is required for lessons - Limited openings so sign up early!

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Wednesday & Friday

10:15 am – 11:00 am Tai Chi (Intermediate)

11:15 am – noon Tai Chi (Beginners)

Tai Chi can decrease the number of falls, fall risk and fear of falling. Also it has shown to benefit Parkinson's patients and visually impaired seniors. Slow, low-impact movements that emphasize weight-shifting and postural alignment. Movements progress from easy to more difficult. No special clothing is needed.

Wendy Stone offers Intermediate Tai Chi from 10:15 am to 11:00 am followed by Beginner's Tai Chi from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm. Both classes will be offered twice weekly on Wednesday and Friday, except when the Senior Center is closed. All Santiam Senior Center members are welcome and as always, there is no charge for SSC members in good standing.

We might be "Over the Hill", but we are still YOUNG AT HEART!!!

We celebrate our member's birthdays the last Tuesday of each month, during the Potluck lunch. Noon to 3:30 pm

Because of the Pandemic, we will not be having Potlucks




Polly Greaves


Dee Farrier


Karen King


Doris Music

At Large:

Jeannie McCall

Jean Newham

Helen Fritton

Activities Director:

Polly Greaves


Santiam Senior Center

41818 Kingston-Jordan Rd

Stayton, OR 97383

Mailing Address:

41818 Kingston-Jordan Rd

Stayton, OR 97383




Monday thru Friday

10 am to 4 pm



Member of the Stayton-Sublimity

Chamber of Commerce


501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Org.

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Website Administrator:

Karen King