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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Get tax help from the AARP this season.Now that we are into the new year it’s time to start thinking about your taxes. The AARP Tax Assistance Program will be held at the Lake Oswego Adult Center on Thursdays, Feb. 7 through April 11.

Trained volunteers will prepare federal and state tax returns free of charge for seniors via e-filing. Bring copies of 2011 returns and all documents related to earned income (W2s), dividend and interest (1099s), etc. You must bring photo identification and a Social Security card to your appointment. Call 503-635-3758 for an appointment.

Friday, Jan. 11 — Today an attorney will be give free 30-minute consultations by appointment to seniors needing legal advice. A second session will be held Feb. 8. Contact the front desk to make an appointment. Join us for lunch served by Lake Oswego Rotary promptly at noon. Lunch includes Caesar salad, meatballs in marinara sauce with spaghetti noodles, zucchini and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Call 503-635-3758 for a reservation.

After lunch enjoy our weekly movie. The theme of the Woodman Chronicles this month is “Suspense: Hitch and Agatha.” Today’s movie is “The Lady Vanishes,” a British thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Monday, Jan. 14 — The computer and technology user group meets each Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact the adult community center for more information. Monday’s lunch will be served by employees of New Seasons Market. The menu includes spinach salad, ham with applesauce, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, dinner rolls and tapioca pudding for dessert. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Call 503-635-3758 and let us know if you would like to join us.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 — 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. The caregiver group meets today in the Cedar room from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This group is open to family members and friends caring for older adults with memory issues.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Today’s lunch includes Caesar salad, bay shrimp and peppers in Alfredo sauce on fettuccini, green beans, rosemary rolls and peach-pear crisp for dessert.

Lunch will be served by our friends from the United Methodist Church, suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon.

Call 503-635-3758 and let us know if you would like to join us.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room. Experienced pinochle players will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room.

Call in advance to let us know you are coming so as to coordinate play. American mah jongg meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birch room.

This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Jan. 17 — 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 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.

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 are always welcome.




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