19th Annual Older Americans' Day

Schedule of 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 71 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

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.



8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (while supplies last)

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


Active Living Fair

8:30 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

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!

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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.


Music and Entertainment

10:00 AM

You can sit back, relax and listen to the cool sounds of Gratitude Jazz Band. Gratitude Jazz Band draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett. They also love to play modern music in a variety of styles, from funky dance music to free jazz chaos.

The Gratitude Jazz Band members:
Winston McCullough – keyboards
Andy Weiss – drums
John Edwards – bass

Peter Argyres – sax
Doug Myers – guitar

Free Homemade Ice Cream!

10:30 AM

Free Lunch

11:15 AM  (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

12:00 PM

Prize drawings will be held under the big tent and you must be present to win.