LOACC: Normal aging vs. not normal aging
Mild cognitive changes as we age is normal, but sometimes it can be a challenge to determine what is normal and what should be concerning. Often concerning cognitive changes occur with more severity than in a normal aging brain. The ACC is hosting a workshop to share in more detail what is considered normal and not normal aging for the brain. This workshop is designed for families and caregivers who care for people living with memory loss and will discuss the normal aging brain vs. a brain living with dementia/Alzheimer's. The workshop is led by Jane Jarman a Certified Dementia Specialist, Positive Approach to Care® Certified Independent Dementia Trainer and Dementia Consultant and will include interactive dialogue with Teepa Snow videos and hands on skills. Knowing the cognitive changes are not normal is one step and to learn how to live with the changes is another step. The workshop also presents ideas designed to teach how to live in a relationship with a changing brain. Jane will present via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. There is no cost for the class, and to register for this class please visit the ACC's website at http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc/acc-virtual-presentations.
At this time, we are not able to host lunch in the dining room. We are offering Meals on Wheels to those that qualify and lunch to go for pick up. For more information on either option, please call the center. Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, Sept. 25 – Salisbury patty with gravy, Monday, Sept. 28 – beef stroganoff, Wednesday, Sep. 30 – sweet & sour chicken with rice. 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 or to make lunch reservations.
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