Mennonite Village's 14th Annual Older Americans' Day Celebration

17th Annual Older Americans' Day


We at Mennonite Village invite you to join us to celebrate men and women age 55 and greater and the many ways in which they enrich our communities. We organize this free, public event on our campus to bring attention to the issues that affect elder adults. Our theme is "Working Together for Strong, Healthy, and Supportive Communities," which speaks to opportunities we have to create better care, reinforce healthier lifestyles, and improve the overall quality of life.

The day's events, thanks to our generous sponsors, will be free of charge and open to people of all ages!

If you or your organization would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Active Living Fair, contact Whitney Olsen, 541-704-4247. You can download a Sponsor/Exhibitor Application Form here.


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Schedule of Older Americans' Day Activities

Walk for Wellness at Mennonite Village  

Walk for Wellness
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Walk Begins
Sponsored by Stutzman Services, Inc.

Mennonite Village's "100 Club" will lead you in a walk at your own pace on one of two courses; a casual stroll along a paved path or a one- or two-mile trek on groomed trails and paths around the perimeter of the Village with views of our lake and community gardens. Every participant will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last).

A completed Walk for Wellness Registration Form is required for each entrant. Download and print the form (click here) or pick one up at the Mennonite Village reception desk. Contact us for assistance: 541-928-7232.

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Healthy Breakfast
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (while supplies last)
Sponsored by Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home

After our walk, we'll gather for a free, healthy breakfast and coffee (while supplies last).

Hot coffee is served in the morning and cool beverages in afternoon.  

Free Hot and Cold Beverages
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)
Sponsored by Consonus Healthcare Services

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee to get you going in the morning and a cool beverage with lunch (while supplies last).

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Active Living Fair
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Mennonite Village

This is your best opportunity to meet with local businesses and nonprofit organizations who provide services to seniors in Linn and Benton counties:

    Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home Linn Benton Community College
    Albany Helping Hands Master Recyclers
    Albany Regional Museum Mennonite In-Home Care Services
    Benton Hospice Service Mennonite Village Volunteer Program
    Citizens Bank Mennonite Village Wellness Program
    Consonus Healthcare Northwest Boomer & Senior News
    Corvallis Caring Place Oregon Cascades West Council of Govts
    Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society Oregon Talking Books & Braille Library
    Edward Jones (James Brown) Oregon Telecommunications Devices
    Eyecare Associates Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO)
    First Alternative Co-Op Grocery Queen B Organizing
    Fisher Funeral Home Safe Haven Humane Society
    Fresenius Medical Care Samaritan Cancer Resource Centers
    Grace Center for Adult Day Services Samaritan Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Hallmark Inn of Newport Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House
    Health Education Network Samaritan Lifeline
    Health Net, Inc. Samaritan Stroke Services
    Hendrix Heating Silver Falls Dermatology
    Keller-Williams Senior Real Estate United Healthcare/Northwest Financial
Mennonite Village Farmer's Market Friday, July 26  

Outdoor Farmer's Market
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

An open-air market featuring items for sale from local farmers and food producers, including baked goods, produce, kettle corn, handmade soaps and chocolates, and gifts for your home.

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Tours of Mennonite Village by Bus, Corvallis Pedicab, and Trolley!
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Health Net of Oregon

Enjoy a guided tour of the 275-acre Mennonite Village campus and independent living homes from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus or an eco-friendly Corvallis Pedicab. We're also offering tours of our Quail Run Assisted Living building in celebration of their 20th anniversary!

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Wellness Activities and Demonstrations
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Presented by Mennonite Village Wellness Programs

The Mennonite Village fitness instructors and members of our "100 Club" will organize various wellness activities, such as Tai Chi, Pétanque (lawn bowling), and horseshoe pitching. Try something new!

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Free Lunch
11:30 to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)
Co-sponsored by Omnicare Portland and Morrison Senior Dining

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? Turkey croissant sandwiches served with house-made cranberry relish, a wedge of watermelon, chips, and fresh baked cookies. Yum!

National Yodeling Champion Larry Wilder wearing a red, white, and blue shirt

Free Concert by Larry Wilder and the Americana Trio
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sponsored by Fisher Funeral Home

Larry Wilder has performed over 2,000 shows on national and international stages, bringing his heart and passion for Americana music directly to his audiences. He is also a prolific songwriter, with original songs that reach into the soul of his Americana roots and connect strongly with his enthusiastic fans. Larry’s upbeat and encouraging personality keeps the show moving and the people involved. Expect to sing along at Larry Wilder show!

Larry lives in Portland, Oregon and performs nationally and internationally. Larry has recorded many albums that feature all-time favorite Americana songs along with his original recordings. His music is available online and in his online store. His awards, including National Yodeling Champion and Entertainer of the Year, have recently been joined by his designation as a Voodoo Doughnut Recording Artist, with his record being sold in Voodoo Doughnut stores.

Larry Wilder’s repertoire of songs across the Americana Music genre guarantees a show perfectly suited for any venue or event. Larry takes great care in tailoring his show to the audience. Sample song listsdemonstrate his wide range. 

Cascade Dock Dogs  

Prize Drawings
12:30 PM

Everything from potted plants to elegant vacations for two!

Visit Mennonite Village at

Mennonite Village
Whitney Olsen
Marketing Director

5353 Columbus St. SE
Albany OR 97322-7136
541-928-7232 Ext. 247
541-917-1399 Fax

Mennonite Village is a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in Albany, Oregon

Fed Tax ID: 93‐1049860

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Event Sponsors

Mennonite Village Continuing Care Retirement Community
Active Living Fair sponsored by
Mennonite Village
Stutzman Services, Inc.
Walk for Wellness sponsored by
Stutzman Services, Inc.
Healthy Breakfast sponsored by
Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home
Healthy Lunch co-sponsored by
Omnicare Pharmacy
Music sponsored by
Fisher Funeral Home
Health Net
Trolley sponsored by
Health Net of Oregon
Lunch co-sponsored by
Morrison Senior Dining
In-Kind Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

KGAL Newstalk 1580
KSHO AM 920 Unforgettable
Farmers' Market

Bose Family Farm Produce
La Mia Bella Natural Beauty Products
Mennonite Village Gifts
Old Tyme Kettle Corn
Roth Bakery
Sweet Pea Designs Yarn & Jewelry
The Garden Shack Gifts
Tie-Dye and Art on Park Clothing
Victorian Chocolates & Gifts
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