LOACC: Virtual book club volunteer needed
Since the first book was bounded people have gathered around to discuss the contents and writing of various authors. Eventually we created clubs where the purpose is to read the same book and discuss our thoughts and opinions on the book. This created a social connection over the shared experience of reading the same book. The clubs also created an opportunity for literary discourse outside of a university. Book clubs date back to the 1800s and were not only fun but also allowed people to continue their education after graduation. Fast forward to the 1900s and Oprah Winfrey catapulted book clubs into popularity. Now in the 2000s many book clubs have moved to an online format. Online is a platform where physical or geographical distance is no longer a barrier for participation.
The ACC would like to start an online book club and we are looking for a volunteer to lead the group. The expectations of the group leader would be to diplomatically select a book, and run a Zoom meeting once a month to discuss the book. The program supervisor at the ACC will help coordinate the Zoom meeting, market the program to recruit participants and provide any additional support needed. If you are interested, please call Maria Bigelow at 503-635-3758.
At this time, we are not able to host lunch in the dining room. We are offering Meals on Wheels to those who qualify and lunch to-go for pickup. For more information on either option, please call the center. The cost of the meals is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and a $5 fee for everyone else. The lunch menu is subject to change without notice due to COVID-19. 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.
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