Find peer support at LOACC
Something that is guaranteed to make us feel better is talking with a friend. Whether it be in person or over the phone, talking with a friend releases our feel-good hormones. The factors in talking with friends that lead to feeling good are: you feel heard, you feel good hearing someone else, you laugh, you feel connected. Talking with a friend lowers your stress, decreases feelings of loneliness and lessens your anxiety. The ACC is promoting a series through VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-Being of Seniors), it is a six-week series on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 22 and concluding on Oct. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. The first session on Sept. 22 is entitled "Battling the Blues" and the second on Sept. 29 is "The Road to Resilience." This is a great opportunity to share with your peers your struggles and successes in these areas and to be there for others in their struggle or to help celebrate their successes. The class is via Zoom and is 100% confidential; nothing said in class will be shared. Please consider releasing your feel-good hormones and join in on talking with your peers.
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 pickup. For more information on either option, please call the center. Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, Sept. 18 – turkey with gravy, Monday, Sept. 21 – chicken salad sandwich, Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Salisbury patty with gravy. 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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