Put some teeth in those New Years resolutions
WLACC events and activities
The West Linn Adult Community Center would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a very happy New Year. A wise man once said that the best resolution you can make for a new year is to forgive yourself all errors from previous years.
This makes a lot of sense. Theres no sense in beating yourself up over past transgressions for another year. Give yourself a break. Besides, it will afford you the opportunity to get in touch with your inner sociopath.
If youre smart, however, youve learned from your mistakes and you wont make them again. Not to follow this advice is to invite substantial annual guilt into your life, probably making you as happily neurotic as you could ever want to be. So lighten up on yourself.
Here, however, are a few resolutions that might appeal to you in light of our pre-Christmas weather. Resolve to gain weight. When rain keeps you inside, youre gonna eat too much. Accept it. Resolve not to exercise. Its just too hard to get outside in Oregons winter weather, especially on a full stomach.
Resolve to buy a few of those insulated faucet covers in the next few days before theyre all gone in the middle of our next winter storm. Resolve to put on those tire chains in you driveway before it snows.
Resolve to put in that gas/wood stove. Whatever fun there may be in our winter storms, it always disappears one hour after the electricity goes off. An alternate source of heat is the only way to salvage even a smidgen of fun from The Winter Blast.
Resolve to lay in enough wine to pass the siege. Its important to keep your spirits up. Resolve to not watch more than three weather updates per day from the television they are self-contradictory and bad-mood inducing. Go outside, look around, and make plans based on what you see.
Another resolution you might consider is to make no resolutions at all. This approach has a lot of appeal. You cant, after all, fail. On the other hand, adopting this approach wont win you many awards for ambition, either.
Here are the upcoming weeks activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. All meals listed below are subject to change but only for the better. Computer classes are offered by appointment between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Friday, Jan. 4 In the morning, we have the core strength class and the strength and balance class, the Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics class and the oil painting group. The Whist card group will meet from 10 a.m. and noon. At noon we will serve Louellas famous goulash. The pinochle group will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The Texas hold em poker group will deal at 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 7 In the morning we have tai chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the wood carving group, aerobics class and Hand & Foot card game group. Today we will offer chili dogs for lunch. After lunch, the bridge group will meet and the pilates-inspired core strength class will meet off-site at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 Morning offerings include core strength class, strength and balance class and gentle yoga class. The Honoring Our Memories writing group meets from 10 a.m. to noon. Our ukulele group will strum together at 2 p.m. and Luella Hunt will teach pinochle to new players starting at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 In the morning, we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, chair aerobics class, core strength class and strength and balance class, and the gardening club will meet today. The pilates-inspired core strength class will meet off-site at 9:45 a.m. The line dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon.
A visiting nurse will perform complimentary blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon today. No appointment is needed. At noon we will serve soup and sandwiches for lunch. The pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Book club will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss this months selection.
Thursday, Jan. 10 The Share Singers group will meet at the WLACC today. Our morning offerings include core strength class, strength and balance class and our gentle yoga class. Our visiting nurses will conduct our Foot Clinic today at 9 a.m. Schedule a $25 appointment at the front desk. The knitting/crocheting group will convene at 10 a.m. and the bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m.Add a comment