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Where in the world would you go?

WLACC seniors share their wildest travel desires


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Marge Russell said the Taj Mahal in India was just as exquisite as she dreamed it would be. As one who loves to travel, I asked members of West Linn Adult Community Center where they would choose to travel if they could go anyplace in the world. Seniors can dream, can’t they?

Doug Dickston thinks Gladstone is neat, but he would really like to drive around Alaska. Lloyd Haatia would love go to a small island — with a mysteriously unknown name — somewhere in the Caribbean between San Juan and St. Thomas where no cruise ships stop and no crowds are found.

Reena Heijdeman wants to visit Cuba before it is opened to the world — she wants to see it as it is today. Barbara Handley would return to Germany to visit the southern part of the country — she likes the people and the clean cities.

Al Kawada once made a business trip around the world from San Francisco, to Switzerland, to Greece, to Hong Kong, to Thailand, Japan and Hawaii. He would like to re-visit some of these beautiful places. Mary Hill loved Fiji and would like to return to re-experience the laid-back lifestyle, beautiful seas and friendly people.

Mike Lindner’s favorite place in the world is Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters where on an early summer morning in June you can see the beautiful snow- covered mountains and enjoy clean and crisp air in the 60s.

Betty Keyes has family in Norway and would love to visit and see the country. Joyce Brown is a Hawaii fan, because she likes the warm weather and sandy beaches. Joyce would also like to go to Scotland where her family history lies.

Veda Thomas would go to Victoria, British Columbia to see the Butchart Gardens. Wanda Viltner wants to see Niagara Falls because the pictures make it look so powerful and breathtaking.

And now it’s my turn. I had always wanted to see the Taj Mahal in India and it was just as awesome and exquisite as I dreamed it would be. Take a look at the picture accompanying the article and share a little bit of the experience.

Here are the upcoming week’s other activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all meals listed below are subject to change, but only for the better. Computer classes are offered by appointment between 9 a.m. and noon, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Friday, Oct. 5
In the morning, we have the core strength class and the strength and balance class, the Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics class and the oil painting group. The Whist card group will meet between 10 a.m. and noon.

At noon we will serve beef stroganoff for lunch. The pinochle group will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The Texas hold ‘em poker group will deal at 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8
The Pixton Law Group will offer free legal consultations from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 to make an appointment. In the morning we have tai chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the wood carving group, aerobics class and Hand & Foot card game group.

We will offer spaghetti cheese-beefy casserole for lunch. After lunch, the bridge group and the exercise-for-all program will meet. The new pilates-inspired core strength class will meet at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
The bus trip to Silver Creek Falls State Park will leave the center at 9 a.m. Morning offerings include the core strength class, strength and balance class and gentle yoga class. The Honoring Our Memories writing group also meets today from 10 a.m. to noon. The ukulele group will strum together at 2 p.m. and Luella Hunt will teach new players the game of pinochle starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
In the morning, we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, chair aerobics class, core strength class, strength and the balance class. The gardening club will not meet today so that Marilyn Frankel can deliver her latest talk on how to incorporate fitness into everyday lives.

The new pilates-inspired core strength class will meet at 9:45 a.m. and the line dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon.

At noon, we will serve soup and sandwiches. After lunch, the bridge group and the exercise-for-all program will meet. The book club will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss this month’s selection, “My Own Two Feet,” by Beverly Cleary. The pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11
The Share Singers will visit The Springs at Clackamas Woods this morning. Our morning offerings at the center include core strength class, strength and balance class and our gentle yoga class. Our visiting nurses will conduct our foot clinic today at 9 a.m. Schedule a $25 appointment at the front desk.

The knitting/crocheting group will convene at 10 a.m. and the bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town. It’s time to think about Christmas shopping and we have many perfect Christmas gifts from which to choose. The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gift shop accepts cash, checks and well-behaved children.



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