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Get tips on stressless caregiving

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Get support at the monthly Family Caregiver Discussion Group hosted by the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The next meeting is April 23.

Are you lost and confused when it comes to finding resources for caregiving? Do you have questions for which you just can’t seem to find answers? Ruth Cohen, a long-time geriatric care manager and a resident of Lake Oswego, facilitates the Family Caregiver Discussion Group.

Come and hear others’ experiences and challenges, learn about community resources and develop skills to care for your loved one. Find tricks of the trade that will help you be less stressed and refreshed for your caregiving role. You are not alone and this group will help give support and resources. The group meets every fourth Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is April 23. No registration required and open to all ages.

Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events and make lunch reservations. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.

Here are some of the activities coming up at LOACC, 505 G Ave., in the coming week:

Friday, April 11

“I’m strong to the finish because I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.” Be strong like Popeye with spinach salad, pork and apple crisp served by Lake Oswego Rotary. After lunch Frank Woodman will be showing “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” starring Tony Randall and Archie Moore. Come get lost in the mischief and adventurous tales of Huck.

Monday, April 14

The ACC Learning Group is hosting Kelly Running, an English teacher at Lakeridge Junior High. She will talk about writing her mystery novel set in the Southwest and will also share information on her current novel. Come join the group from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

New Seasons Market is serving a delicious lasagna with apricot bars for lunch.

Tuesday, April 15

Massage by Michelle from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $24 for 30 minutes, $48 for 60 minutes or $10 for a 15 minute chair massage. Call for an appointment. Caregiver Support Group (dementia) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Supervisor computer lab is canceled today.

Mamma Mia! United Methodist Church is serving a fine chicken parmesan spaghetti with focaccia and triple, yes, triple chocolate cookies. Do you miss playing your fiddle, guitar or any other instrument? Then come to the Slow Jam and join other music lovers in playing simple Irish and Old Time tunes, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Future Events

Save the date! National Senior Health and Fitness D Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28. We will have vendors, demonstrations and lots of opportunities to learn about health and fitness for seniors.




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