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Learn to navigate the river of aging at workshop

Join the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center for Marilyn Slaby’s presentation on “Navigating the River of Aging.” Author, speaker and "Extra Sister" to the “Sandwich Generation,” Slaby guides families through the stress of figuring out the right thing to do and the right time to do it. This informative onetime workshop will be presented Feb. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the center. There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is suggested.

Friday, Feb. 22

Join the Center for this year’s LO Reads luncheon. A delightful authentic taste of Rwanda will help get you in the mood for reading this year’s book, “Running the Rift” by Naomi Benaron. The lunch includes spinach salad, chicken stew, braised cabbage, curried lentils, yams and freshly baked injera (bread), and for dessert, palmiers. Our lunch will be served by Lake Oswego Fire Department and Friends. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Please call 503-635-3758 for a reservation.

After lunch come to our weekly movie at the Woodman Chronicles. This month the theme is "Suspense: Hitch and Agatha." Today the movie will be “Strangers On A Train” from 1951, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie features Farley Granger and Ruth Roman. The plot: Bruno Anthony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father and when he meets tennis player Guy Haines on a train, he thinks he's found the partner he needs to pull it off.

Monday, Feb. 25

The Computer and Technology Users’ Group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., everyone is welcome to drop by. Please contact the center for more information.

Lunch is served by Newcomers Welcome Club members. Lunch starts with Caesar salad, and the main dish is chicken teriyaki with steamed rice, carrots and cauliflower, freshly baked dinner rolls and those famous almond cookies for dessert.

Lunch and Shop today — Come to the center for lunch, then take the center’s van to Safeway for your weekly shopping. Our center’s lift van takes participants from the center to Safeway for one hour of grocery shopping, and then drives them home. Our driver can assist with parcels as needed too. There is a suggested donation of $1 for this service. Call the center to get yourself on our schedule at 503-635-3758

Our monthly “Vision Group” has been canceled. For those wanting information on other support groups or low vision services available in our community please call Dana Tassos at our center 503-635-3758.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 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 to the park. Saturday morning group meets at George Rogers Park lower level at 9:30 a.m.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. Taking care of a loved one with dementia is difficult and can be demanding. It is important for family caregivers to get a break, or respite. The center’s day respite program offers caregivers a four-hour break once or twice each week, while their loved ones enjoy a fun, stimulating social/recreational program. The cost for the program is $30 per participant each day, which is held both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to enroll your family member.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Today lunch will be served by the City Slickers. Lunch will start with tossed green salad, the main dish will be Salisbury steak with potato wedges, succotash, freshly baked rye rolls and birthday cake for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Please call 503-635-3758 and let us know if you would like to join us.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. downstairs in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome.

From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced Pinochle players meet in the Willow room. Please call in advance to let us know you are coming so that Pinochle group can coordinate play.

American Mah Jongg group meets and plays between 1 and 4 p.m. each Wednesday in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Feb. 28

AARP Tax Assistance Program: Today trained volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns free of charge via e-filing. Bring copies of 2010 returns and all documents related to earned income (W2s), dividend and interest (1099s), etc. Must bring photo ID to appointment. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 503-635-3758 to make your appointment.

“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 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 Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, social services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

Scrabble is a great game to help keep your mind active. Come join us in the Willow room today from 1 to 3 p.m. Please call the center to pre-register, this helps to coordinate the afternoon. The number is 503-635-3758

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