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The brain is a marvelous organ. Learn more about it and Alzheimer's disease at a special event taking place at the LOACC July 16.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Michael Mega, M.D. Ph.D., the director of the Center for Cognitive Health, will present Ask a Neurologist at the LOACC July 16. The presentation is free and open to all.

We at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center marvel at the mysteries of the brain.

Neurologists work tirelessly to unravel the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Thankfully, every year new discoveries are made, and new revelations are announced and published.

To share some of the latest news we have invited Dr. Michael Mega, the director of the Center for Cognitive Health to present "Ask a Neurologist" at the center July 16 at 6 p.m. He will present information on mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's, including risk factors, prevention, neuroscience and where the field is heading regarding treatments and research. If time allows free memory screenings will be given to those wishing them.

It's not by accident that this presentation is announced today, June 21, the summer equinox also known as the Longest Day. The Longest Day is a fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association, which helps support the LOACC's caregiver support groups and teaches free courses on topics regarding Alzheimer's.

We invite the public to come to the center today to participate in Longest Day activities such as Bingo, a balance and flexibility class, a walk and to plant purple flowers, the color of the Alzheimer's Association. As a bonus, LOACC Chef Sara has baked cookies which will be for sale as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

Come to the center to participate in the Longest Day events and sign up for Mega's presentation July 16. It is free and open to all.

The lunch menu this week features meatloaf on Friday, June 22; turkey club wrap on Monday, June 25 and Italian chopped salad on Wednesday, June 27. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.

The center is located at 505 G St. 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 is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

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