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IRCO Senior Services

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

• IRCO Diabetes Support Group — Mondays, Oct. 1 and 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Free, for seniors 60 and older, led by a registered nurse.

• IRCO Senior Writing Group — Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Write your life story, journal writing, fiction or nonfiction. Led by a published writer.

• IRCO Foot Care Clinic — Second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, sand/smooth callous and corns, and reduction of thick fungal nails. For appointments and more information, call Leslie at 503-988-6073.

• IRCO SHIBA Program — Every Wednesday, 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, file an appeal or insurance complaint. For appointments, call Leslie at 503-988-6073.