Get stress-busting help at LOACC
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At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we know stress to be a sneaky little bugger.
For example, if your partner is forgetting a few things here and there, it's no big deal; you compensate and help remember the details.
At first, you may not even feel the stress of having to take on the responsibility of remembering the details, but slowly the forgetfulness becomes greater and now you are handling all the finances.
This can happen so gradually you don't realize the amount of stress you are under. And then one day it hits, and hits hard, you burst into tears of anger and wonder where all of this is coming from.
You are stressed with a capitol S.
The LOACC will present Stress Busting for Family Caregivers, a proven program aimed at helping family caregivers manage stress. The nine-week program begins April 2, and has been proven to improve the quality of life for those caring for a loved one with a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The class is taught by Mary Ellen Hoeh and Wendy Bond, who both have years of experience helping family caregivers deal with dementia related diseases and stress. Groups are limited to eight participants and cost is $10 per person. Sign up by calling the center at 503-635-3758.
If you are unable to attend we have other family caregiver resources available, such as support groups, respite and more. Give us a call. We can help.
The lunch menu this week features tilapia Friday, March 20; Italian sausage orzo soup Monday, March 23 and, in honor of Greek Independence Day, we will have lemon chicken Wednesday, March 25. 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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