Take a ride in the centers van

The West Linn Senior Center waited a long time for its very own bus. Everyone had so many places they wanted to go. People love to travel and it might as well be close to home.

We plan a couple of trips each month. We have great drivers, some of our own people who are trained and have worked hard to get their commercial driver’s license.

We go to the beach, state parks, forestry centers, farms, the Japanese and Chinese gardens, to covered bridges, Timberline Lodge. We have also done the Fruit Loop tour around Hood River, trips to Silver Creek Falls, the Tillamook Cheese Factory, wineries, outlet malls and casinos. Each Christmas we travel to the Albertina Kerr Center for a holiday luncheon and shopping.

When we have lunch out the camaraderie is great. We get the opportunity to see fellow WLACC members in a different setting and share the different places we go.

There are so many beautiful and interesting places to see and visit in our area, we don’t run out of ideas and if we do, we can start all over again. Lynn, WLACC director, welcomes new ideas for places for us to visit. These trips are open to all members. We put a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board that you see as you enter the building. So, if you are interested, better get your name on the list for your favorite trip, or you just might miss your chance!

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all meals listed below are subject to change, but only for the better. Computer assistance is currently being offered by appointment between 9 a.m. to noon, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

And don’t forget you can pick up canvases and information about the West Linn Lutheran Church’s art fundraiser at the WLACC, from the church directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can download an application, go to

Friday, March 29

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 between 10 a.m. and noon. At noon we will have our annual Easter Potluck dinner of ham and turkey. The cost is $5, or $2 if you bring a side dish. Please make a reservation for this meal. From 12:30 until 3 p.m., the Pinochle group will meet. At 1 p.m. the Texas Holdem poker group will deal.

Monday, April 1

In the morning we have Tai Chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the Wood Carving group, Aerobics class and Hand & Foot card game group. For lunch, we will serve “Chef’s Surprise.” After lunch, the Bridge group will meet, and the Pilates-Inspired Core Strength class will meet (off site) at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

AARP tax preparation appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morning offerings include Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and Gentle Yoga class. The Honoring Our Memories writing group also 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, April 3

The Pilates-Inspired Core Strength class will meet (off site) at 9:45 a.m. In the morning, we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, Chair Aerobics class, Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and the Gardening club. A visiting nurse will perform complimentary blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon. No appointment needed. The Line Dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon. At noon, we will have our monthly Birthday Brunch. Those with birthdays in April will eat for free; all others pay only $3. The Pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. And the Mother’s Day Tea planning committee will meet at 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 4

The bus trip to the Portland Aquarium will leave at 10 a.m. The morning offerings include Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and the Gentle Yoga class. The knitting/crocheting group will convene at 10 a.m., and the bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town, the WLACC Gift Shop. We have added many new donation and consignment items. You will want to check out our Easter-themed gifts before the holiday arrives. We currently have a large assortment of beautiful, plush Easter bunnies. Additionally, we have wooden, hand-painted Italian ANRI figures. The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gift shop accepts cash, checks and well-behaved children.

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