18th Annual Older Americans' Day

Schedule of Older Americans' Day Activities

You are invited to join us in a celebration of men and women age 55 and older and the many ways they enrich our communities. This free, public event is designed to bring attention to the issues that affect elder adults. Mennonite Village is celebrating 70 years of providing life-enriching services by promoting wellness, community and a continuum of care.

Map of Mennonite Village can be found here.

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


Walk for Wellness

7:30 AM Registration


8:00 AM Walk Begins

Sponsored by Stutzman Services, Inc.

Mennonite Village residents will lead you in a walk at your own pace on a one mile path around our campus.  You’ll see our beautifully landscaped grounds, 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.

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).

Mennonite Village Older Americans’ Day Free Coffee

Free Hot and Cold Beverage

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)

Sponsored by Consonus Health

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

Active Living Fair

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mennonite Village Active Living Fair featuring local businesses and nonprofit organizations like the First Alternative Cooperative Grocery in Corvallis, Oregon

Sponsored by Mennonite Village

This is a great opportunity to meet with local businesses and nonprofit organizations who provide services to seniors in Linn and Benton counties.

Mennonite Village Older Americans’ Day Tours

Tours of Mennonite Village by Bus, Corvallis Pedicab, and Trolley!

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sponsored by Oregon Cascades West Council of Governements, Sahali Health, and Oregon Telecommunication Devices

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 Assisted Living at Quail Run.

https://mennonitevillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mennonite-village-lunch-and-ice-cream.pngMennonite Village Older Americans’ Day and Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Lunch and Ice Cream Sponsored by Mennonite Village

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)

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. Mmm!

Mennonite Village Older Americans’ Day Prize Drawings

12:30 PM

Everything from potted plants to the grand prize drawing for a free Ocean View Night’s stay! Grand prize drawing provided by Hallmark Inns.

Music and Entertainment

Sponsored by Fisher Funeral Home

Mennonite Village 70th Anniversary Celebration featuring music by Larry Wilder and the Americana Trio.  

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 a Larry Wilder show!

Also enjoy the energetic music of The Maharimbas.

The Maharimbas is a seven-member marimba band based in Corvallis, Oregon. They play energetic Caribbean and contemporary music on marimbas and percussion. The Maharimbas have been entertaining Western Oregon audiences for more than 25 years.

Marimba music is enjoyed by all ages. It is a sound that makes people feel happy, whether they are up and dancing, or sitting and tapping their feet. It will make you want to move!