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Are you recuperating? We can help

LOACC loans medical equipment, has medical escort services and Meals on Wheels for people recuperating from illness, surgery

It’s that time — time to replace the knee. You consult with the surgeon, schedule a date and the surgeon says you will need a walker and raised toilet seat for your recovery at home. What?! You don’t even know what a raised toilet seat looks like. Your heart beats faster wondering where you are going to find this equipment. Look no further than the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center and its medical equipment loan program.

We have walkers, walkers with a seat, raised toilet seats, bedside commodes, wheelchairs and more. Equipment availability may vary depending on demand; loans are typically for 30 days. Call to check on a piece or come on down.

If your ailment keeps you from driving, we offer medical escort services. Medical escorts are volunteers who take Lake Oswego residents to doctor’s appointments as long as the destination is in the Portland metropolitan area. To sign up for the program and get more information on how to arrange a ride, call Dana Tassos at the ACC.

When recuperating, going to the grocery store and cooking can range from difficult to impossible, depending on your condition. Wouldn’t it be amazing if meals could just be delivered to your door? We can do that too! Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals three times each week, temporarily or on a permanent basis. Not only do you get a meal but you get a visit from a friendly volunteer whose bright face can only make your day better.

If an ailment or recovery is your current hurdle in life, let us make it a bit easier with equipment loans, medical escort service and Meals on Wheels.

The lunch menu this week features the Father’s Day celebration with barbecued pork ribs on Friday, June 17; orange beef on Monday, June 20; and chicken strips on Wednesday, June 22. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the Calendar banner. 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.

Maria Bigelow works in administrative support at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.