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Scientific studies have shown that gratitude leads to happiness, better health, fewer aches and pains, better sleep and even improved self-esteem.

COURTESY PHOTO: 123RF - Learn about the importance of gratitude at an upcoming Zoom session.Gratitude is something that doesn't come easily to everyone; some of us see a more negative side to life and being grateful can be difficult. Having gratitude doesn't mean you have to be Pollyanna and have sunshine and rainbows shoot from your head, bleeding positivity. Gratitude is taking a moment to reflect on what is important to us, what or who touched our life, what makes us happy and be thankful. According to an article titled "The Healing Power of Gratitude" in Psychology Today published in November of 2015, scientific studies have shown that gratitude leads to happiness, better health, fewer aches and pains, better sleep and even improved self-esteem. On Thursday, Dec. 3 from 1-2 p.m., Ann Adrian and Barb Blum will present a live session via Zoom on how to express gratitude. The presentation will also cover how others are using gratitude to keep their spirits up this winter. 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, Nov. 27 – CLOSED, Monday, Nov. 30 – herbed chicken with gravy, Wednesday, Dec. 2 – beef sloppy Joe. 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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