375 S. 15th St. Temp. hrs for deliveries & phone calls:
PO Box 692 M-W-F 8am-2:00am
St. Helens, OR 97051 503-397-3377
The St Helens Senior Center promotes educational, recreational, social and cultural programs for senior citizens and mutual friendliness between individuals and groups who meet at the Center.
Active membership is open to any person 60 years of age or older or retired because of disability.
The Senior Nutrition and Pleasure Program (SNAPP), including the Home Delivered Meal program, ensures that seniors and the disabled have an opportunity to receive a nutritious and balanced meal five days a week.
The SHSC is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Membership dues and thrift store revenue do not cover the SHSC's operating expenses, so all donations are much appreciated.
June 11, 2021: We're still in a holding pattern as far as when we'll be able to open up to congregate meals at the Center. Although Governor Brown has set a 70% threshold of Oregonians with at least one shot to be able to open up the state, senior centers are in a category unto themselves. Although we don't have an exact date of when we'll fully re-open, we are now open to small group activities (call us to find out which.) We are, however, planning fall activities, hoping against hope we'll be fully open by then! So mark your calendars for our 1940s Big Band fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, November 6!
We are thrilled to announce that the new My Fair Lady Princess representing St. Helens is our own Roberta Leuer! Below is the nomination information that secured her selection. Congratulations, Roberta, this is so well-deserved!
"If there was a book with photos of people with a servant’s heart, Roberta Leuer would be at the top of the list. Roberta loves to help people, and it shows in her every day work at the St. Helens Senior Center. She has volunteered for seven years, starting out helping put together the monthly newsletter and working her way into the receptionist’s position. Most people think she is a paid employee because she takes her responsibilities so seriously. She knows what activities usually happen each month of the year, so she’s on top of reminding the rest of us (especially me!) what to prepare for.
"As a new director in 2019, I would have been lost without Roberta. During normal times at the Center, besides answering the phones and greeting visitors, she schedules hundreds of people for AARP tax preparation; sells tickets for fundraisers and monthly lunches; does data entry for various monthly reports; maintains our library; coordinates our medical equipment loan program; collects donations; and completes dozens of other daily and weekly tasks. And yes, she still compiles and sends out our monthly newsletter. During the pandemic she has been vigilant about sanitizing the lobby and other rooms. Whatever needs to be done, Roberta is right there doing an amazing job.
"Roberta has volunteered in many other positions over the years. She has been a Warren Grange member for 65 years, including Junior Grange when she was a child. She was the Grange secretary for four years and involved with Junior Grange again when her children were young. When she lived in Clarence, New York, she was the first secretary for their newly opened senior center. She organized the kitchen to begin serving hot meals to seniors before the center started their Meals on Wheels program.
"She has been part of a walker’s team for the Hood to Coast, and later she helped as a volunteer making pizza for the walkers and runners.
"When you think about all the lives Roberta has touched with her volunteerism, it rises to an astounding level. She worked as a secretary most of her life, and we are very lucky that she is using those skills to help us at the St. Helens Senior Center. Needless to say, Roberta is worthy of recognition as a My Fair Lady princess!"