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Volunteer drivers needed for meals on wheel, fun excursions

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO   - Want to drive this van? You can if you volunteer to be a driver for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Find out more.

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is looking for people to join our team of volunteer drivers. On-call drivers are needed to drive the center’s bus to pick up area residents and bring them to the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and to drive on trips and to events. If the 12-passenger bus isn’t in your comfort level, consider being one of our Meals on Wheels drivers. These drivers deliver meals to homebound residents in Lake Oswego.

Kat Riley has been driving the center’s van for 15 years. She first heard about becoming a volunteer driver when another LOACC volunteer paid a visit to the Lions Club seeking out drivers for the center. Kat gave her a ride back to the center where they hopped in the van, took it for a spin and the rest is history.

If you are expecting a quiet, calm ride when Kat’s at the wheel you’ll be pleasantly surprised when your trip is filled with laughter and fun times. Even though she tries to get the route mapped out before trips there is the occasional “scenic detour.”

If you would like to volunteer as a driver call the center at 503- 635-3758.

Here is the week’s line up of classes, meals and events. Call the center to register.

Lunches are priced at a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for those under 60. Reservations are requested to be made before 10:30 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 9

A volunteer attorney offers free 30-minute consultation appointments beginning at 9 a.m. for those 50 and older or for those inquiring for a family member over age 50.

Quilter in Stitches meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Birch room.

The Rotary Club of Lake Oswego serves lunch at noon. Entrée is ham with pineapple sauce.

Intro to Facebook, part one, begins at 3 p.m. Cost is $16 for members and $20 for non-members. The class meets again Aug. 16. Registration is required.

Monday, Aug. 12

Happy Hikers meet at 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot to carpool to hike location. Contact Krystl at 503-635-0041 to join the group.

Volunteers from New Seasons Market serve lunch at noon. Entrée is Chinese chicken salad.

Duplicate bridge meets at 1 p.m. in the Alder room. Membership is required to play.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

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. This is a program gives caregivers a break while those with dementia are cared for in a safe and secure environment. Contact Berta Derman to register.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Foot Care Nurses LLC offer a foot care clinic by appointment from 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Cedar room. Cost is $35.

Bring a plastic basin and two small towels.

United Methodist Church serves lunch at noon. Entrée is barbecued beef on a bun.

Weekly Current Events with the Senior Studies Institute meets from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is an annual membership to SSI for $30; you may attend two sessions before you must join.

Pinochle play happens in the Willow room from 1 to 3 p.m.

American mahjong is played from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Birch room.

Diabetics support group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Alder room.

Thursday, Aug. 15

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.

Play Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Membership is required to participate.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room.

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