Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Celebration Walk for Wellness Starting Line

18th 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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Mennonite Village Older Americans Day 2014 from Stutzman Services, Inc. on Vimeo.

Schedule of Older Americans' Day Activities

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Walk for Wellness  

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

Mennonite Village's residents 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.

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Healthy Breakfast - photo of fresh fruit  

Healthy Breakfast
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (while supplies last)
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

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

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Free Coffee - photo of people getting coffee  

Free Hot and Cold Beverages
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

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

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

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:

    Edward Jones (James Brown)  
Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Tours - photo of trolley  

Tours of Mennonite Village by Bus, Corvallis Pedicab, and Trolley!
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

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.

Mennonite Village outdoor recreational activities - photo of couple putting golf balls  

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

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

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Classic Car Show - photo of Enduring A's Model A Cars  

Classic Cars
9:00 to Noon
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

Local clubs and enthusiasts love to show off their beautifully restored classic cars—everything from Model A's to Corvettes. You'll be impressed!

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Homemade Ice Cream - photo of Orval Bontrager and his granddaughter serving 'tractor-made' ice cream  

Free Lunch and Ice Cream!
11:30 to 1:00 PM (while supplies last)
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

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. Mm!

Mennonite Village 70th Anniversary Celebration featuring music by Larry Wilder  

Music and Entertainment
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sponsored by Your Name Here!

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.

Mennonite Village Older Americans' Day Prize Drawings - photo of couple smiling  

Prize Drawings
12:30 PM

Everything from potted plants to romantic vacations for two!

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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

Event Sponsors

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Active Living Fair sponsored by
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Walk for Wellness sponsored by
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In-Kind Sponsors

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