by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Seniors can learn strategies for successful transitioning in retirement and later life at an event Oct. 20.

The worse time to make important decisions for you or a loved one is during a crisis. As we age, we may experience some minor blips that cause us to veer a bit off a course set earlier in life, or you may face challenges or obstacles that force you down a completely different path.

On Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., come to the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center for a program designed to help you understand the obstacles and challenges you or a loved one may face and how to take control and successfully transition. By gaining knowledge now, you will be better equipped to make thoughtful decisions. Meagan Lawler, P.hD, will serve as master of ceremonies and our keynote speaker is Amy Schultz, a licensed clinical geropsychologist. There will also be a panel of experts in elder law, geriatric care management, aging in place and lifestyle options available in our community.

This week’s activities are listed below. Call the center at 503-635-3758 to register for classes and events and to make lunch reservations. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better, all others cost is $5.

Friday, Oct. 11

Lunch is served by Lake Oswego Rotary; the entrée is chicken cassoulet. The Woodman Chronicles will be showing “Forbidden Planet” at 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14

The computer users group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Lunch is served by New Season’s Market; the entrée is ham with pineapple sauce. Duplicate bridge meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Jeanette Roberts at 503-620-5036 for information.

Tuesday, Oct.15

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call for more information. Pre-arranged bridge meets from noon to 3 p.m. Call Sharon Paz at 503-636-9757. No cost but membership is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Lunch is served by United Methodist Church; the entrée is tuna casserole. Weekly supervised computer lab runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Experienced pinochle players meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Call to let us know you are coming so play can be coordinated. Play American mahjong from 1 to 4 p.m. This is for experienced players.

Thursday, Oct. 17

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. Contact the ACC for more information.

Bridge and social group meets from noon to 3 p.m. Call Jeanne Fox at 503-344-6941 for details. No cost, membership is required. Play Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m.

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