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IRCO Events: April 2014

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 — Mondays, April 7 and 21, 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 — Thursdays, April 10 and 24. Nurse-run clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, callus and corn sanding/smoothing, and reduction of thick fungal nails. Cost is $35; must bring own tub and towels. Call for appointment.

IRCO SHIBA Program — Tuesdays, April 14 and 29, 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. SHIBA volunteers can help you: select a Medicare prescription drug plan, find out if you’re receiving all possible benefits, compare supplemental health insurance policies, evaluate your need for long-term care insurance, and file an appeal or insurance complaint. Call for an appointment.

IRCO Hearing Health Day — Monday, April 14. Seniors are invited to meet with a hearing-health professional to discuss the causes and impacts of hearing loss, and treatment options; free hearing tests, hearing-aid care and service. Call to make required appointment to meet for one hour between 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday, April 14.

IRCO Low Vision Group — Thursday, April 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Talk with other seniors about eye disease and coping with your diagnosis. Discuss any new treatments that are available and any problems you may have. Free.

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. Certain exceptions for domestic violence victims apply. Call for an appointment.