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Life coaching course focuses on challenges of life transitions

Life Coaching for those 50+ is a class offered to seniors through the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center at the Lake Oswego West End Building. During this four-week series we will focus on overcoming the challenges that accompany the common life transitions that we can find ourselves in during this chapter of our lives.

The empty nest, retirement, downsizing and health issues are some of the things we all face as we get older, but on top of that we may still be caregivers for our parents or even our grandchildren. Life coaching will give you the support to help you to overcome any obstacles that are keeping you from living a satisfying and fulfilling life at this moment and during this chapter in your life. Call the center to signed up for this class 503-635-3758; cost for ACC members is $86 and all others $129.

Here are the LOACC happenings for the coming week:

Friday, Feb. 15

Blood pressure checks will be done at the center from10:30 to 11:30 a.m. free of charge (donations accepted). No registration is required.

Our lunch will be served at noon (seating at 11:30 a.m.) by Marge and Friends. The lunch includes Caesar salad, lemon chicken, orzo, broccoli, freshly baked rosemary rolls and thumbprint cookies for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Call 503-635-3758 for a reservation.

After lunch come to our weekly movie. LOACC member Frank Woodman chronicles this month the theme of suspense with films by Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie. Today the movie will be “Murder She Said” from 1961, written by Christie. The plot: While passing by on a different train, Miss Marple witnesses the strangling of a young woman in the opposite carriage. The local police dismiss her story as the ramblings of a senile and bored old woman

Monday, Feb. 18

The center will be closed for President’s Day holiday. The center will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. Taking care of a loved one with dementia is difficult and can be demanding. It is important for family caregivers to get a break, or respite.

The center’s day respite program offers caregivers a four-hour break once or twice each week, while their loved ones enjoy a fun, stimulating social/recreational program.

The cost for the program is $30 per participant each day, and is held both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to enroll your family member.

The Caregiver Group meets 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. No cost and walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Lunch will be served at noon (seating at 11:30 a.m.) by the United Methodist Church. Lunch will include marinated veggies, pork with country gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans with tomatoes, wheat rolls and apple spice cake dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Please 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. downstairs in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome.

From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced Pinochle players meet in the Willow room. Please call in advance to let us know you are coming so that the group can coordinate play.

American Mah Jongg meet and play between 1 and 4 p.m. each Wednesday in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Feb. 21

AARP Tax Assistance Program: Today trained volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns free of charge via e-filing.

Bring copies of last year’s returns and all documents related to earned income (W2s), dividend and interest (1099s), etc. Must bring photo ID to appointment. Registration is required and space is limited.

Call 503-635-3758 to make your appointment.

“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!

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 both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis.

Contact Berta Derman, social services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.



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