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Volunteers urgently needed at LOACC


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center needs volunteers to help deliver hot meals for the Meals on Wheels program. The center delivers meals midday Monday, Wednesday and Friday.The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is looking for volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program.

Volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers are currently needed to deliver hot, lunchtime meals to homebound senior adults and disabled adults. Drivers are needed for various routes in the Lake Oswego and Lake Grove areas. Meals on Wheels drivers commit to approximately 90 minutes once a week around lunchtime.

Meals are delivered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and drivers would be able to choose which day would work best for them. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To inquire about this and other volunteer opportunities, call the center at 503-635-3758.

Here are some of the happenings coming up in the next week at LOACC:

Friday, April 12

An attorney will be giving 30-minute free consultations by appointment to seniors. Those needing legal advice can also schedule appointments for May 10 to meet with an attorney. Contact the front desk to make an appointment.

Lunch will be served by a group from the Lake Oswego Rotary Club. The lunch includes tossed salad, beef stew with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms, freshly baked wheat rolls and chocolate cake for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Call 503-635-3758 for a reservation.

After lunch attend the Woodman Chronicles, screening “The Farmer’s Daughter” from 1947 with Loretta Young and Joseph Cotton.

Monday, April 15

The Computer and Technology Users’ Group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to drop by. Call for more information.

Lunch is served by a group from LOMEA. Lunch starts with spinach salad and the main dish is baked cod, side dish of potatoes wedges, peas and corn, freshly baked rosemary rolls and blueberry coffee cake for dessert.

Take advantage of Lunch and Shop. Come for lunch, and then take the center’s van to Safeway for your weekly shopping. Participants shop for one hour and then are driven home. The driver can assist with parcels as needed. There is a suggested donation of $1 for this service. Call to get yourself on the schedule.

Socrates Café meets in the Acorn room from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a discussion group where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method.

Tuesday, April 16

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. to explore the trails of Tryon Creek State Park, Foothills, Willamette Park and more. Carpool or caravan will leave from LOACC east parking lot. Saturday morning group meets at George Rogers Park Lower at 9:30 a.m.

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, human services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

The Caregiver Group meets the third Tuesday of each month 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, April 17

Lunch will be served by a group from United Methodist Church. Lunch begins with tossed salad, main dish is chicken cordon bleu, orzo, yellow squash and tomatoes, freshly baked wheat rolls and peach-pear crisp for 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. Call and let us know if you would like to join us.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. downstairs in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome.

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

American mah jongg players meet between 1 and 4 p.m. in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, April 18

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, to register for the program.

Scrabble is a great game to help keep your mind active. Come join us in the Willow room today from 1 to 3 p.m. Call pre-register as this helps to coordinate play.



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