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Keep monitoring your blood pressure

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Many Americans have high blood pressure and dont know it. To help seniors monitor their blood pressure, free blood pressure checks are offered at the LOACC the first and third Fridays of each month. Did you know that one out of every three Americans has high blood pressure? And many of those who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are two of the top three leading causes of death in Americans. It can also cause other problems, such as heart failure, kidney disease and blindness. Come to the blood pressure clinic at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center and have your blood pressure checked the first and third Friday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge and no reservations are required. Contact the center at 503-635-3758 for more information.

Here are some of the scheduled activities in the coming week at the LOACC:

Friday, May 10

Lunch will be served by a group from the Lake Oswego Rotary. The lunch includes spinach salad, seafood quiche, sweet potatoes, asparagus and cranberry scones and blueberry cheesecake ice cream for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Call to make a reservation.

After lunch the Woodman Chronicles will feature “Damsel in Distress,” a 1937 film starring Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine.

Take advantage of Lunch and Shop. Join us for lunch and then take the van to Safeway for your weekly shopping. The van drives participants home and helps with parcels as needed. There is a suggested donation of $1 for this service. Call to get on the schedule.

Monday, May 13

The Computer and Technology Users Group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch is served by a group from New Seasons Market. Lunch starts with fruit plate, the main dish will be salmon with Dijon sauce and sides of orzo, cauliflower and broccoli, freshly baked rye rolls and, for dessert, lemon Marionberry mousse.

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, May 14

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 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 lot.

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, to register for the program.

Wednesday, May 15

Lunch will be served by a group from United Methodist Church. Lunch will start with Caesar salad, main dish is baked chicken, side dishes of scalloped potatoes, glazed beets and freshly baked wheat rolls. For dessert there will be Jell-O with fruit. 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 to reserve a seat.

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 so the group can coordinate play.

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

Thursday, May 16

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. Join us in the Willow room from 1 to 3 p.m. Call to pre-register as it helps to coordinate play.



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