LOACC events and activities

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Sign up for the medical escort program through the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. For many years the adult community center has operated a volunteer-based medical escort program. Effective January 2013, requests for medical rides will be accepted Mondays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for appointments the following week or thereafter.

Participants may request a ride as often as one month prior to the actual appointment. Requests may be made by telephone at 503-635-33758, in person or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants are limited to a maximum of three rides per month and appointments must be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments outside this time frame will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Friday, Dec. 28 — Join us for our New Year’s luncheon served by Lake Oswego Fire Department and Friends. The lunch includes Caesar salad, chicken cordon bleu, orzo, butternut squash, dinner rolls and pecan pie for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Reservations are required. Call 503-635-3758 for availability.

Monday, Dec. 31 — The computer user group meeting is canceled during the holiday season. Meetings will resume Jan. 7. Contact the adult community center for more information. There will be no congregate meals served today, however home-delivered meals will continue as usual and will be delivered by a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Monday’s lunch includes tossed salad, chicken cassoulet with white beans and chard, carrot coins, wheat rolls and chocolate coconut macaroons for dessert. The center closes at noon today for New Year’s Eve so that staff can celebrate with their families. The center will open Jan. 2

Thursday, Jan. 1 — The adult center is closed today in observance of New Year’s Day. Center staff wishes everyone safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, Jan. 2 — Today we will serve broccoli slaw, beef stew with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms, dinner rolls and ice cream for dessert. Lunch will be served by Helping Hands and suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Call 503-635-3758 and let us know if you would like to join us.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Weekly Current Events with the Senior Studies Institute (SSI) meets at the West End Building from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is an annual membership to SSI for $30; you may attend two sessions before you must join. Engage with others in discussions on various topics and current events.

Experienced pinochle players meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so that the group can coordinate play. American mah jongg meet and play from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birch room. The group is free and for experienced players.

Thursday, Jan. 3 — Creative Hands meets in the Dogwood room from 9:30 a.m. to noon to work on handicraft projects that benefit various charities in the community. New participants always welcome. Join us for a game of Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Games are led by Ruth Hamilton. Drop-ins are always welcome.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Social Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

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