Protect yourself from unwanted solicitors

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Protect yourself from unwanted solicitors. The City of Lake Oswego has tips to keep you safe and alert.

Do you get a lot of solicitors? Is it difficult to determine if they are legitimate? The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center wants seniors to know that the city requires businesses without a location in Lake Oswego to apply for a license and wear an identification card.

But identification cards could be faked. How do you protect yourself?

One step you can take is to never write a check or give solicitors any form of money while they are at the door. You can take their information, do some research and then reach out to them if you are still interested. If they tell you the price will go up if you don’t give them money today that is a sign to walk away.

Most solicitors are probably legitimate, and we don’t want one bad egg to ruin it for everyone but you need to protect yourself. Some criminals pose as solicitors to case your home or to just guilt you out of money with a sad story.

We at the LOACC don’t want you to live scared, but we do want to make sure you are not taken advantage of.

Through the city website you can get more details and read the municipal code. Visit

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We still have some space in our classes for July and August, take a look at the newsletter and register. LOACC is located at 505 G Ave.

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 older and $5 for everyone else.

Here are some of the activities coming up at LOACC in the coming week:

Friday, June 20

Everything is better with bacon! Marge and Friends will be serving turkey BLT croissant sandwiches with chocolate cake for dessert. I can hardly wait!

Monday, June 23

The day of the salads, Caesar salad, tuna salad on wheat with potato salad and peanut butter cookies for dessert, all served by the Newcomers Welcome Club.

Tuesday, June 24

Get a massage by Michelle every Tuesday. Call for an appointment and experience the benefits of a relaxing massage. Cost is $48 for an hour, $24 for 30 minutes and $10 for a 15-minute chair massage.

Wednesday, June 25

The City Slickers will be serving a delicious breakfast salad for lunch.

What is a breakfast salad you ask? It is a mix of eggs, ham, potatoes and spinach, and for dessert is an angel food cake with berries.

The arthritis support group meets at 10 a.m. At 7 p.m. the family caregiver group will met.

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Effective July 1 we will have new building hours and will be open on Saturday!

We will be open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The office are fitness center hours are also affected. Call for details.

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