Learn the positive side of aging
Around the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center you often hear the advice "don't get old." Growing older is not for wimps, it is frustrating when your body doesn't do what you want it to do.
Not only is it frustrating but it can be a drain on your emotions. The frustration of our aging bodies can create feelings of sadness and depression, then we pile on top of that pity parties and complaints. Then before you know it most of your conversations are about aches, pains and medications.
It doesn't have to be that way.
There are wonderful aspects to aging including a deep understanding of yourself and how the world works.
In an effort to celebrate our past and gain a more positive perspective we have invited Dr. Thomas Turisch to present "How to Keep the Golden Years Golden Even Though My Hair Has Turned to Silver." Dr. Turisch's message is how to stay positive while aging by practicing four critical steps: live passionately, love completely, learn humbly and leave boldly.
The presentation celebrates our past, acknowledging our ethics, loyalty, service and the wisdom and knowledge we have acquired, while giving us hope for a golden future we can embrace with enthusiasm.
The presentation will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the center. The program is free but registration is required. Come and be inspired by an entertaining presentation to see aging in a positive light.
The center is closed Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The lunch menu this week features Virginia Day with crusted pork on Monday, Dec. 2 and southwest tilapia on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Cost for lunch 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 with the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
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