For more than 30 years, local senior community members have gathered together to share one special dinner together. This tradition, going strong for three decades, gives seniors an opportunity to celebrate the holidays together with their peers. This year’s annual Senior Holiday Dinner is scheduled at 1 PM, Tuesday, December 25 at the Eugene Hilton, 66 East Sixth Ave. Approximately 600 seniors are expected to attend the full turkey dinner that includes entertainment, dancing and door prizes.
"This is such an important event for our senior community members," said Sydney Shook, the event's coordinator. "Many have attended for years as a way to connect with friends and enjoy time together."
The ticket price charged to seniors only covers a small amount of the event's cost, making contributions from individuals and businesses essential. Monetary donations should be mailed directly to Lane County Human Services Commission at 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene, OR 97401. (Please note Senior Holiday Dinner with all donations.)
Volunteers are also needed and provide critical support for the event. Currently, individuals are needed to give seniors transportation to and from the event. Most seniors as well as host-hostesses, servers and greeters.
Individuals 62 and older may attend the dinner, which is coordinated by Lane County's Human Services Commission on behalf of the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Transportation to the dinner, which must be scheduled in advance, can be arranged for when purchasing tickets.
Tickets are currently available and are $7.50 per person. It is important to note that tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, December 18, and are available at the following three senior community centers:
Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield (541-736-4444) Campbell Senior Community Center in Eugene (541-682-5318) Sal Senior Center in Junction City (541-998-1556)
To volunteer, contribute, or for more information, call Sydney Shook
541-337-6174 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lane County Human Services is a division of Lane County Health & Human Services, a department of Lane County. Their programs and services create a healthier and safer community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Learn more about the work of Lane County Health and Human Services at: http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/HHS