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Caregiver support, resources available

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center offers two groups for caregivers seeking opportunities to learn about resources in the community and receive support from others who are experiencing the same challenges.

The Family Caregiver Discussion group is designed for those providing care for an adult family member with any chronic condition or disability. This group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is facilitated by longtime geriatric care manager and Lake Oswego resident, Ruth Cohen, MSW, LCSW.

The Caregiver Support group, cosponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, is for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. This group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Dana Tassos, client services coordinator and Lois Ann Colaianni, volunteer. Support groups are open to everyone; there is no fee or pre-registration required.

To register for any of these events, call the center at 503-635-3758.

Friday, June 7

Lunch will be served by a group from Lake Bible Church. Lunch includes your choice of milk, tossed salad, chicken cassoulet with white beans and chard with a side of carrot coins, freshly baked focaccia and for dessert we will be serving lemon poppyseed cake. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Reservations are requested.

After lunch join us for Woodman Chronicles, which will focus during the month of June on Cupid and his crazy arrows. See the 1950 film “Tea for Two” with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.

Lunch and Shop is also available for your convenience. Our center bus will take you from our facility to Safeway for an hour of shopping and then deliver you home. This is ideal for those who use our transportation for getting to the center for lunch. Call to reserve your spot soon.

Monday, June 10

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

Lunch is served by New Seasons Market. Lunch starts with marinated veggies, the main dish will be meatloaf with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes with a side of peas and our freshly baked wheat rolls. Dessert will be butterscotch pudding. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Reservations are requested.

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, June 11

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 to park. Saturday morning group meets at George Rogers Park lower level.

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, June 12

Lunch will be served by the Lake Oswego Rotary. Lunch will start with tossed salad, followed by the main dish of baked fish with potatoes wedges, broccoli and freshly baked onion rolls. For dessert there will be almond cookies. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Reservations are requested.

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 pinochle 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.

The monthly diabetes support group meets at a new time, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 13

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 are 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, human 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 to register, as this helps to coordinate play.



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