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Membership at LOACC does have its benefits

by: SUBMITTED - Those ages 50 and older can join the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The organization offers classes, lunches and many activities for seniors.Being a member of the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center does have its benefits. Membership is available to anyone 50 years of age or older.

Membership for a single senior living in Lake Oswego is $40 per year and $55 for a couple, and the funds assist the center in meeting its financial budgetary goals.

Membership is not required for all classes, trips and activities, however members receive priority registration, discounted fees and complimentary event tickets. Membership is not required for most human service programs. For more information on becoming a member, call 503-635-3758, visit the center, located at Fifth Street and G Ave., or visit ci.oswego.or.us.

Take advantage of this week’s activities.

Friday, May 24

Lunch will be served by a group from Lake Oswego Fire Department. The lunch includes spinach salad, turkey ala king with egg noodles, broccoli and carrots, freshly baked onion rolls and lemon bars for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Call for a reservation.

After lunch enjoy the Woodman Chronicles’ screening of “The Band Wagon,” a 1953 film starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.

Take advantage of Lunch and Shop. Come for lunch, then take the center’s van to Safeway for your weekly shopping. Participants shop for an hour and then are driven home. The driver can assist with parcels as needed. There is a suggested donation of $1 for this service. Call the center to get on the schedule.

Monday, May 27

The center is closed today for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 28

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.

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register.

Wednesday, May 29

Lunch will be served by a group from Our Lady of the Lake Church. Lunch will start with tossed salad, main dish is sour cream chicken with brown rice, peas and carrots and freshly baked rosemary rolls. For dessert there will be birthday cake and vanilla swirl pudding. 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. Call to make a reservation.

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.

Experienced American mah jongg players meet to play between 1 and 4 p.m. in the Birch room at no cost.

Thursday, May 30

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register. Scrabble is a great game to help keep your mind active. Come join us in the Willow room from 1 to 3 p.m. Call to preregister as it helps to coordinate play.

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