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Whole-body wellness is the focus at LOACC

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wellness and fitness classes of all types are offered at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

Your epidermis is showing!

Did anyone you know play that trick on friends in junior high before they learned that epidermis is your skin? We thought we were so funny! But as we physically aged past junior high, we realized that caring for our skin is important.

Keeping our skin moisturized and blemish-free was important to us in our mid-life years. But then skin care became more complicated, especially when certain medications create skin issues, such as dryness, rashes or discoloration. We all know wounds take longer to heal as we get older, and it is vital we take care of our skin so we don’t get an infection or worse.

The skin is our largest organ, and the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center’s Arthritis Group will be talking about the best ways to care for it at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

After you have learned how to care for your skin, come to the ACC’s other program for wellness to be held that same day. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., we will hold our National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

We will be conducting Functional Fitness Tests. The test is safe and easy and will show your fitness strengths and areas of fitness to improve upon. The test measures your flexibility and agility as it relates to everyday tasks, such as reaching a high shelf. As a reward for taking the test, we will have food samples, booths and give-a-ways.

If after your Functional Fitness Test you find you need to improve your balance, we have two classes for you.

The first is 50+ Balance: A Topic for the Ages, to be held on Friday, June 19. In this class, you will learn how to reverse your decline in balance and mobility. Cost is $18 for Lake Oswego residents or $27 for non-residents.

The next class is 50+ Stepping On, to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, June 26-Aug. 14. This series will focus on building strength, home modifications for staying safe and preventing falls. This class is taught in a classroom setting; exercise will be discussed but not practiced in class. Cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

The ACC takes getting older seriously, and we do our best to be a resource for all aging issues.

Lunch this week features Turkey Tater Tot casserole on Friday, May 22; no meal will be served Monday due to Memorial Day, but come for beef stuffed peppers on Wednesday, May 27. Lunch is served at a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave. in Lake Oswego. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the banner “Calendar.” Click on “View the Adult Community Center Calendar” and then the activity for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage by Michelle.



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