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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Respite volunteers from left, are: Ellen Rabow, Sally Mahedy, Jobi Frorath, Suzie Lee and John McMath.
The adult community center’s day respite program offers caregivers a healthy break from the rigors of caring for family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia resulting from strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.

While caregivers “recharge,” their loved ones enjoy an afternoon of physical and mental stimulation in a safe and supportive environment. The program is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost, which includes lunch, is $30 per afternoon. Registration is required. For more information, call Berta Derman at 503-635-3758.

Friday, Nov. 2

Obtain a free blood pressure check in the Cedar room between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome, donations accepted. 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 Lake Bible Church volunteers. The menu includes spinach salad, cod with tomatoes and mushrooms, rice pilaf, green beans, freshly baked rosemary rolls and apricot bars for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. The Jottings from 5th and G group meet today in the Cedar room at 1 p.m. This group meets every other month and coordinates individual submissions on various topics for the Lake Oswego Review column. Interested writers are encouraged to join. The MAC user group meets today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room.

Monday, Nov. 5

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. Our Lady of the Lake Church serves lunch at noon which will include tossed salad, pork roast with country gravy, brown rice, broccoli and freshly baked wheat rolls and angel food cake with berries. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60.

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. Join us at 1 p.m. for the Woodman Chronicles presented by Frank Woodman. This session’s theme is “Backstage Movies.” The first movie in our series is “Gold Diggers of 1933,” starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell. Contact the center for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

The Happy Hikers group meets 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 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. Contact Human Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

The widowed support group meets today in the Cedar room beginning at 10 a.m. Expect to be greeted with acceptance and understanding by the men and women in this group. Walk-ins welcome. The Helping Hands group serves lunch at noon and the menu includes broccoli slaw, barbeque beef served on a bun, potato wedges, peas and corn and a dish of ice cream for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Call 503-635-3758 if you are coming.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome. The book discussion group meets today in the Cedar room at 1 p.m. New participants are welcome. 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 the group can coordinate play. American Mah Jongg meet and play from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Nov. 8

“Creative Hands” meets in the Dogwood room from 9:30 a.m. to noon to work on handicraft projects which benefit various charities in the community. New participants are 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 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 Human Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.



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