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IRCO events: November 2013

The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. For more information or appointments, call Hazel or Rachel at IRCO Senior Services, 503-988-6073.

IRCO Diabetes Support Group, first and third Mondays, Nov. 4 and 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Join others age 60 and older with Type 2 diabetes for informal meetings. Led by a registered nurse. Free, for seniors 60 and older.

IRCO Foot Care Clinic, second and fourth Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 28. Nurse-run clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, callous and corn sanding/smoothing, and reduction of thick fungal nails. Cost is $35; must bring own tub and towels. Call above number for an appointment.

IRCO SHIBA Program, second and fourth Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 26, 1-4 p.m., and every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Program uses trained volunteers to help people with Medicare make health insurance decisions. Call to make an appointment.

IRCO Senior Law Project, Thursday afternoons. Program offers seniors the opportunity to get free legal advice from volunteer attorneys in 30-minute sessions. You must be age 60 or older or married to someone who is 60 or older; be a resident of Multnomah County or have a legal issue in Multnomah County; and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Call to make an appointment.

IRCO Low Vision Group, Thursday, Nov. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Talk with other seniors about eye disease and coping with your diagnosis. Free. Discuss any new treatments that are available and any problems you may have. Call for more information.