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LOACC events and activities


James Schroeder, rehabilitation instructor from Oregon Commission for the Blind, is back by popular demand. Schroeder will join the vision support group for an interactive session filled with information and resources for maximizing life with vision loss on Oct. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Contact group coordinator Dana Tassos at 503-635-3758 for more information.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Nanson will be the guest speaker at the arthritis support group. Nanson is interested in reconstructive joint surgery with a special emphasis on hip and knee reconstruction. He will speak about the advances in hip and knee replacement surgery and conservative care of knee and hip arthritis on Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 19

In Stitches, the center’s quilting group, will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Birch room. The group will work cooperatively on various quilting projects. Walk-ins welcome. Join us for lunch served by Marge and Friends. The menu includes tossed salad, Swedish meatballs with egg noodles, braised red cabbage, rye rolls and butterscotch pudding for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. The MAC user group meets today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room.

Monday, Oct. 22

The computer users group meets in the Alder room from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to discuss various topics on what’s happening in the computer world. The Newcomers Welcome Club serves lunch today, which includes spinach salad, cheddar chicken with rice pilaf and zucchini, rosemary rolls and Jell-O with pears for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. Call 503-635-3758 to reserve a seat.

Lunch and shop begins at 1 p.m. Center driver Jim Liu will take participants to Safeway for an hour of grocery shopping. Call the center on or before Monday to sign up. The vision group meets at 1 p.m. in the Acorn room. This monthly group offers visually impaired adults an opportunity to obtain information, education and mutual support.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. to explore the trails of Tryon Creek State Natural Area and a number of other local trails. The group also meets on Saturdays at George Rogers Park. Hikes are led by Krstl Robbins and Joan Bollman.

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 on an ongoing basis. Contact Human Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

The arthritis group meets today in the Alder room beginning at 10 a.m. This monthly meeting features a variety of programs and a guest speaker to benefit those living with arthritis. The City Slickers group will serve lunch at noon and the menu includes cole slaw, fish and chips, green beans and freshly baked dinner rolls and thumbprint cookies for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. Call 503-635-3758 to reserve a seat.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome. Experienced pinochle players meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Call in advance if you are coming. American mah jongg meet and play from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Birch room. Game play is free and for experienced players.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Creative Hands meets in the Dogwood room from 9:30 a.m. to noon to work on handicraft projects benefiting 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 and drop-ins 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 on an ongoing basis. Contact Social Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.



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