Senior Citizens Program

The Cove Senior Citizens is an all-volunteer organization that has become a vital and active part of the Cove community. Our seniors enjoy twice-weekly exercise and weight-lifting classes, twice-monthly luncheons, and monthly foot clinic.

The Strong Senior Fitness Classes and Foot Clinic are self-funded, yet the luncheons are not. We welcome your generosity in the form of volunteer help, meal sponsors, and donations to help keep this valuable program viable.

Cove Senior Citizens Activities Group (55+)

The Cove Senior Citizens Activities Group (with grant funding from the Senior Meals Board) offers these free activities each month on Tuesdays for September 2015 through May 2016:

1st Tuesday: Book Club
Read and discuss current book selections.
Cove Library

2nd Tuesday:
Computer tech classes
Cove High School

3rd Tuesday: Bingo Night
Free boards and game prizes
Sportsman’s Club

4th Tuesday: Scrapbooking
Baptist Church
10:00am – noon

For additional information, call Dyann (568-4702) or Betsy (568-4902). Watch for monthly posters at the Library and inside the Post Office.

Senior Luncheons

The Cove Senior Citizens Luncheons are twice-monthly luncheons for seniors during the cooler months of the year, from September through May, and an annual meeting in June. Many of the seniors are on a fixed income and find it difficult to get out and attend functions in the neighboring community of La Grande, 15 miles away, or Union, 8 miles away. These luncheons provide a valuable opportunity for socialization, a resource that can be limited in Cove. On average, forty seniors gather together to greet one another, socialize, and enjoy wholesome food prepared by the Ascension School culinary staff.

    • Cost: $5.00 per meal
    • Schedule and location (September – May): 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.
      Possible date changes for holidays will be posted.
    • Where: Baptist Church (707 Main Street)
    • Time:
      11:30am Set-up (volunteers, officers, board members)
      12:00pm Seniors gather for coffee
      12:30pm Lunch is served

We encourage local middle school and high-school students to volunteer as servers, so you may see your community kids helping out along the way.

Strong Senior Fitness Class

Cove Senior Citizens also sponsors a Strong Senior Fitness Class, which is a low impact, moderate intensity strength training class. Each class is one hour long, and facilitated by Group Fitness Instructor, Andrea Mallory, of Cove. Classes are held at the Baptist Church at 707 Main Street.

    • Cost: $4 drop-in per class, or $30 for ten-class series
    • Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursday at 9:00am-10:am.
      Visit the News Blog for current session details and flyer.
    • Location: Baptist Church at 707 Main Street

Printable Info and Forms:

Participant Contact Information
Participant Consent
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
Physicians Clearance
Medical History (pg 1) and Current Health Survey (pg 2)

For more information, call Amy Hassinger at (541) 910-8803

Self-guided Walking

The Cove School District has opened the old gym to walkers at Cove School from 8am to 10am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Walking indoors provides a safe, flat place to get some exercise during the cold months *while school is in session.  Gym appropriate shoes are required. Please contact Andrea Mallory at 541-910-3159 for more information.

*Gym will be closed when the school is closed for holidays and breaks (e.g., President’s Day, Spring break, Summer).

Foot Clinic

Cove Senior Citizens holds a monthly Foot Clinic at Kimsey Commons on the Ascension School grounds. Seniors meet with a volunteer visiting nurse who will check the health of feet and groom toenails. Foot Clinics are held the third Tuesday of each month.

Computer Tech Classes

mobile_devices_2Seniors in our community are invited to attend computer classes on the second Tuesday of each month to become more familiar with their own electronic devices: phones, I-pads, computers/laptops, tablets, etc.

Bring your own device and get personalized hands-on help from your instructor, Bailey.

  • Where: Cove High School
  • When: Second Tuesday of each month, beginning Feb. 9, 2016
  • Time: 4pm to 5pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Cost: Free!