LOACC: Battling the blues without blue skies
It is a great feeling to walk out your door and feel the sun on your face. You close your eyes and absorb the warmth and light. As winter approaches we can go long stints in heavy cloud cover, never seeing a glimpse of direct sunlight. If you are prone to feeling the blues or are experiencing a feeling of being down the sunlight can be an immediate boost. However, in winter the sunlight boosts are hard to chase down, and that is where VIEWS comes to help. VIEWS is an acronym for Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors, a facilitated discussion group that talks on topics of interest for people over 60 years of age. The discussion on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. is going to be on the topic of "Battling the Blues." The group will explore healthy ways to move through these feelings and to recognize when you may need help. It is also a great opportunity to be a peer support for others in the group that need help with their battle with the blues. Join the interactive conversation that provides a forum for discussion as well as an opportunity to explore new possibilities and recourses. 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 pickup. For more information on either option, please call the center. Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, Dec. 4 – spaghetti with meat balls, Monday, Dec. 7 – pork stew, Wednesday, Dec. 9 – sweet and sour chicken. 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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