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Put some teeth in those New Years resolutions

WLACC events and activities


The West Linn Adult Community Center would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a very happy New Year. A wise man once said that the best resolution you can make for a new year is to forgive yourself all errors from previous years.

This makes a lot of sense. There’s no sense in beating yourself up over past transgressions for another year. Give yourself a break. Besides, it will afford you the opportunity to get in touch with your inner sociopath.

If you’re smart, however, you’ve learned from your mistakes and you won’t make them again. Not to follow this advice is to invite substantial annual guilt into your life, probably making you as happily neurotic as you could ever want to be. So lighten up on yourself.

Here, however, are a few resolutions that might appeal to you in light of our pre-Christmas weather. Resolve to gain weight. When rain keeps you inside, you’re gonna eat too much. Accept it. Resolve not to exercise. It’s just too hard to get outside in Oregon’s winter weather, especially on a full stomach.

Resolve to buy a few of those insulated faucet covers in the next few days before they’re all gone in the middle of our next winter storm. Resolve to put on those tire chains in you driveway before it snows.

Resolve to put in that gas/wood stove. Whatever fun there may be in our winter storms, it always disappears one hour after the electricity goes off. An alternate source of heat is the only way to salvage even a smidgen of fun from “The Winter Blast.”

Resolve to lay in enough wine to pass the siege. It’s important to keep your spirits up. Resolve to not watch more than three weather updates per day from the television — they are self-contradictory and bad-mood inducing. Go outside, look around, and make plans based on what you see.

Another resolution you might consider is to make no resolutions at all. This approach has a lot of appeal. You can’t, after all, fail. On the other hand, adopting this approach won’t win you many awards for ambition, either.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Friday, Jan. 4 — 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 from 10 a.m. and noon. At noon we will serve Louella’s famous goulash. 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, Jan. 7 — In the morning we have tai chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the wood carving group, aerobics class and Hand & Foot card game group. Today we will offer chili dogs for lunch. After lunch, the bridge group will meet and the pilates-inspired core strength class will meet off-site at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — Morning offerings include core strength class, strength and balance class and gentle yoga class. The “Honoring Our Memories” writing group meets from 10 a.m. to noon. Our ukulele group will strum together at 2 p.m. and Luella Hunt will teach pinochle to new players starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 — In the morning, we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, chair aerobics class, core strength class and strength and balance class, and the gardening club will meet today. The pilates-inspired core strength class will meet off-site at 9:45 a.m. The line dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon.

A visiting nurse will perform complimentary blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon today. No appointment is needed. At noon we will serve soup and sandwiches for lunch. The pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Book club will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss this month’s selection.

Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Share Singers group will meet at the WLACC today. Our morning offerings 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.



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