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Concerned about how you can age in place in your current home? The LOACC will present a team of experts to share advices on doing so.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Even with the best laid plans for retirement things may change. Learn tips for staying in your home at a special workshop at the LOACC.

At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, we all dream of a quiet retirement where we have little worries and can focus our energies on our personal interests not just a job to make money. Dream crusher ... most retirements are not that perfect.

Life keeps changing; our bodies change, our finances change — life is never-ending work.

All the changes plus a desire to stay in your home can create a bit of a quagmire. Maybe you are willing to invite a housemate into your home, but are at a loss as to how to make that work. Or you want to make your home safer to lessen your fall risk.

The LOACC has a team of experts coming to share ideas and resources in how to handle the changes and give your best shot at staying in your own home.

Led by Rachel Hemmingson, the team will present on universal design (the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors), ADUs (Affordable Dwelling Units) and creating a space in your home for a housemate. They will also share information on community-based support such as Village Movement.

If finances are a concern there will be someone here to share options on financing to help stay in your home. And as we get older we might be tired of "adulting" and just don't want to deal with the changes. Rachel Hemmingson's teams will be here at the center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, registration is required.

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The lunch menu this week features chicken cassoulet with kale on Friday, Oct. 11; macaroni and cheese with sausage on Monday, Oct. 14 and fish tacos on Wednesday, Oct. 16. 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.


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