Let's talk about moving to assisted living
At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we know life is full of challenges.
One of the biggest decisions seniors and their families face is when to make the move to assisted living. For many seniors it is a move that feels thrust upon them, rather than something they are actively choosing.
And it is a decision that comes with both physical and emotional challenges. Some might be worried about funding, or the type of care their loved one will receive, or the change in lifestyle for the whole family.
As a means of addressing the complex challenges involved with moving a family member to assisted living, LOACC Center Manager Ann Adrian will facilitate a group conversation to explore the feelings, hopes and concerns involved with moving to assisted living.
The group is intended to provide a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment for participates to share thoughts and feelings on this hard to address topic. Ann has spent a majority of her career caring for and developing programs for older adults.
All are welcome to attend the conversation taking place from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the center. No registration is required.
The lunch menu this week features Italian sausage pork ragu on Friday, April 26; beef stew on Monday, April 29 and turkey tetrazini on Wednesday, May 1. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.
The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" 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.