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Check out programming from Well Connected, which offers virtual tours of sites around the world

COURTESY PHOTO  - Getting a little bored with your routine during this stay at home period? LOACC offers some ideas that you might enjoy to add a little fun in your day. A company in California by the name of Covia offers support to older adults primarily in the Bay Area. Covia (the name means "community" and "life") runs affordable housing units and offers connection to community resources for those in the Bay Area. Why am I telling you about a company in California? Because, they also offer a free program to all called "Well Connected", it is a wonderful program that offers virtual travel, book clubs and poetry readings that meet over the phone. If you have access to the internet they offer tours of the Art Institute of Chicago, a virtual camping adventure at Burning Man and a virtual trip from Austria to Germany.

Well Connected refreshes their programing three times a year with their spring/summer sessions starting May 1. Enrolling is easy, you can call 877-797-7299 to get started or go to their website, and find Well Connected under the Community Service menu. The program is free and it is a great way to connect via the phone, the internet or both.

The conversations are live, you can interact and even see parts of the world from the comforts of your home. With the promotion of "Stay Home, Save Lives" this is a perfect time to call Covia and enroll in Well Connected today.

Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, April 17 – spinach mushroom frittata, Meals on Wheels Only, Monday, April 20 – brats cheddar chowder, Meals on Wheels Only, Wednesday, April 22 – teriyaki beef, Meals on Wheels Only, 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,, 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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