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110 E Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-3486
Fax: (541) 482-2350
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SeniorServicesRetirement & Senior Services

The Ashland-Medford Area has received numerous mentions and favorable ranking in many publications in the last several years. In an article "Where to Retire," in Modern Maturity Magazine, Ashland was ranked 2nd in the nation for having the amenities for healthy active retirees. Other publications include Retirement Places Rated, The Searchers, Small Towns Lighting the Landscape, and Choose A College Town for Retirement.

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Ashland Senior Program

The Ashland Senior Program provides a support system to the older residents of Ashland, helping to enable them to live more independently and to continue as contributing members of the community. It offers outreach, information and referral, preventative health care clinics, a discount on City of Ashland utilities for income eligible residents, insurance counseling, weekday noon meals and home delivered meals provided by Rogue Valley Council of Governments Food and Friends Program.  The Senior Program also offers a variety of recreational and social activities at the Senior Center, including yoga, tai chi, discussion groups, line dancing, computer instruction, educational seminars and workshops on topics of interest to older adults. The Senior Center is located in Hunter Park at 1699 Homes Avenue and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm. The Ashland Senior Program is a division of Ashland Parks and Recreation. For more information, please visit or call 541.488.5342.
Southern Oregon University Siskiyou Center

Southern Oregon University has a history of leadership and innovation in educational programs for older adults, dating from its first Elderhostel program in 1980. The Siskiyou Center offers a range of programs for older adults, retirees, and pre-retirees, including OLLI, Elderhostel, and Senior Ventures. For more information about these programs, please contact 552-6285 or 552-6048 or visit the website at Their friendly students and caring staff are delighted to welcome you to the campus community.

  • Elderhostel — Southern Oregon University hosts one of the largest Elderhostel programs in the country. Open to people age 55 and over, Elderhostel offers educational programs in a variety of areas. The Ashland program offers theatre, wine appreciation, music, history, literature, travel, and much more.
  • Senior Ventures — Senior Ventures is Southern Oregon University’s own program offering educational adventures combined with housing on the University’s campus in Ashland.
  • OLLI — at SOU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers day classes for those with flexible work schedules or retirees. The classes are seminars and lectures once a week, based on peer-to-peer learning. There is a wide selection of courses including art, government, history, investing, literature, fitness, science, and writing. Two convenient locations are in Ashland and Medford.
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