Join the WLACCs Still Kickin team to raise funds for Alzheimers research

The Walk to End Alzheimers will be held at Portland International Raceway on Sept. 8.

If the seniors at the West Linn Adult Community Center know anything, we know that supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s disease is a good cause.

This year, thanks to the efforts of Mike and Carrie Lindner, we are once again fielding a team to join Portland’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event to be held at Portland International Raceway on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Our team is called “Still Kickin.”

This event is duplicated in more than 600 communities across the country. It’s designed to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

The WLACC team will board the center’s bus at noon on Sept. 8 for transport to and from PIR for the three-mile walk, which equates to one lap around the PIR track. Those preferring not to walk can explore the vendor booths, food, giveaways, music, a car show and much more that will be onsite.

To join our team, you can sign up at the WLACC, whereupon you will receive a welcome email from the Alzheimer’s Association directing you to the website where you can make a personal donation or easily solicit friends and family to donate in support of your efforts. “Still Kickin” has a goal of raising $1,500 or more by Sept. 8.

Donations are, of course, tax deductible, and we guarantee a fun afternoon of activities whether or not you choose to do the walk. So consider joining us in this very worthwhile cause. Call the center at the number below for even more information.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Please call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all lunches listed below are subject to change, but only for the better.

Friday, Aug. 23

Classes offered include computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, peripatetic walkers, aerobics, oil paining, whist card group, pinochle and Texas Hold’em poker. Lunch entree is shrimp and fried rice.

Monday, Aug. 26

Classes offered include tai chi, peripatetic walkers, wood carving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge and Exercise for All. Lunch entree is salad buffet.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Classes offered include computer Instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle lessons, ukelele strummers and Exercise for All.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Classes offered include peripatetic walkers, chair aerobics, gardening group and pinochle. Lunch entree is soup and sandwiches.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Classes offered include computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, knitting and crocheting, bridge and Exercise for All.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town: the WLACC Gift Shop. We have a stunning collection of Vera Bradley handbags, wallets and small clutches, all in the colorful patterns that you and I both know only Vera can do, and all at ridiculously low prices. Plus we have Cookie Lee necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches, as well as ammonite, abalone and stone pendant necklaces. Donations in perfect condition are always welcome. 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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