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IRCO Events: January 2013

The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events during January at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland.

For more information, call Leslie or Rachel at IRCO Senior Services, 503-988-6073.

n IRCO blood pressure screening — First and third Mondays, Jan. 7 and 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free walk-in visits.

n IRCO Diabetes Support Group — First and third Mondays, Jan. 7 and 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Free, for seniors 60 and older, led by a registered nurse.

n IRCO Senior Writing Group — Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10-11:30 a.m. Write your life story, journal writing, fiction or nonfiction. Led by a published writer.

n IRCO Foot Care Clinic — Second and fourth Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 24. Clinic includes foot soak, toe nail trim and file, foot massage, sanding/smoothing of callous skin and corns, and reduction of thick fungal nails. Cost: $35. Call for appointments and more information.

n 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.

HIBA 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.

n IRCO Senior Law Project — Friday afternoons. The Senior Law Project offers seniors the opportunity to get free legal advice from volunteer attorneys in 30-minute sessions.

To qualify for this program, 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 to make an appointment.