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The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is closed to the public, but they can still help.

COURTESY PHOTO  - As we are self-isolating during this period of time, check in on your elderly neighbors when you can. They may need food, supplies or just someone to talk to.

Haven't met your neighbor yet? Now is the time.

With citizens asked to stay home, many of our older adults who rely on volunteers for shopping and socializing are not receiving the same level of support. And with so many of us working from home right now it is a great opportunity to exchange phone numbers with an older neighbor and call them every other day or so to check in and have a conversation. Going to the grocery store for your family? Pick up some extra food or paper products for your older neighbor. Loneliness is a serious issue with serious health consequences and with the added layer of these stressful times our older adults need us.

Remember that though the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is closed during this time the Meals on Wheels delivery service is still going strong. Every day we make improvements to the process to keep our clients healthy and reduce the risk of exposure to clients and staff.

We would like to thank all the departments in the City of Lake Oswego and the employees who have helped us to continue Meals on Wheels delivery. Your sacrifice recognized and very much appreciated.

This week's Meals on Wheels deliveries will feature: Hawaiian pork tacos on Friday, April 3; chicken coq au vin on Monday, April 6 and

Italian sausage arrabiata on Wednesday, April 8. 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. The center's phone number is 503-635-3758.

Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.


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