Exercise. It is not a bad word. But we at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center know it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to get moving, especially if moving is not comfortable.

Moving your body is key to health; it improves your mood, builds self-confidence, makes you sleep better and is good for your brain. Exercise can be as simple as stretching, doing arm circles or holding on to a chair and marching in place. The LOACC offers many types of fitness classes, even a “Sit and Be Fit,” so you can get beneficial exercise while sitting in a chair. We have Zumba and Zumba Gold, yoga and a walking program designed for those with arthritis.

It is never too late to get your body moving, and all classes are open to anyone older than 18. Come, get moving and feel better with us.

Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events and make lunch reservations. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is located at 505 G Ave.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for everyone else.

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

Friday, April 18

Marge and Friends are serving a mouthwatering salmon with hollandaise sauce, green beans almandine and hot cross buns. The movie of the week is “Anna Karenina” (1935), first a novel by Leo Tolstoy and then a drama-filled movie starring Greta Garbo.

Monday, April 21

At 9:30 a.m., come to the Learning Group and hear Rev. Willie Banks speak. He is the president of the Rosa Parks Memorial Association and is working to build a museum that will include housing for the poor. He is a delightful speaker with lots of energy; you won’t regret coming. “Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream,” but first you must eat your broccoli and pork with tomatoes and mushrooms, served by Lake Oswego Municipal Employees Association.

Tuesday, April 22

Massage by Michelle is now being offered every Tuesday.

Call to make an appointment Prices are $48 for 1 hour, $24 for 30 minutes and $10 for 15-minute chair massage.

Wednesday, April 23

Join the Conversation on Aging, Heart to Heart discussion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Share your feelings about your end of life care. Call to sign up. The arthritis support group will meet at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Dee Granville, a podiatrist, will talk about how those with rheumatoid arthritis should care for their feet. Come for a meal of culture and enjoy Swedish meatballs and custard served by the City Slickers. The family caregiver discussion group will meet at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

The next session of classes is about to start in early May, call now to register.

Save the date

The National Senior Health and Fitness day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28. We will have vendors, demonstrations and lots of opportunities to learn about health and fitness for seniors.

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