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WLACC supports the fight against Alzheimer's disease

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A previous years Still Kickin team had to contend with rain during the annual walk in support of Alzheimers disease.  This year, the weather was fine.

Last month, members of the West Linn Adult Community Center renewed their commitment to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association holds an annual fall event in Portland, and it only makes sense that seniors would want to participate. There are few of us who haven’t been touched by the disease in our own families or those of friends.

And for the past five years the WLACC, under the leadership of Mike Lindner, has assembled a team called “Still Kickin” to walk the two-mile course at the Portland International Raceway. In so doing, the team was able to raise $945, which, combined with a $300 donation by the Friends of the WLACC, brought the total donation to $1,245.

This money goes to support the families of Alzheimer’s patients as well as to help fund research to find a cure. A couple years ago, the walk was moved from downtown Portland where parking, traffic and general congestion made the walk challenging. It’s now held at PIR on a non-race day, of course, so the logistics of the event are much easier.

The group was especially encouraged when it became apparent that no one who signed up for the walk forgot to come.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, call the same number the day of your visit for specific lunch menus. The WLACC is located at 1180 Rosemont Road.

Friday, Oct. 17

Foot care and computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics, open studio painting, whist card group, pinochle, mahjong, Texas Hold’em poker. Lunch served at noon, call for menu.

Monday, Oct. 20

Tai chi, Peripatetic Walkers, woodcarving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge and drama class. Lunch served at noon, call for menu.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Health Net Medicare presentation, computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia music and movement, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle, Ukulele Jam.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Bus trip to McMenamins Edgefield, kiatsu class, Peripatetic Walkers, kettlebell exercise, chair aerobics, gardening group, line dancing, and pinochle. Lunch served at noon, call for menu.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Share Singers, computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia music and movement, knitting/crocheting and bridge.

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