One of the really terrific resources available in Lake Oswego is the Adult Community Center. Located at 505 G Avenue, it’s another great reason to live in LO.
There is just a huge variety of activities and services that the center provides. This post will highlight a portion of what is offered. For more information and details click here.
Let’s start with Congregate Lunch and Lunch to Go. Monday, Wednesday and Friday a hot and nourishing lunch is served at 11:30. There is a suggested donation of $4. You can eat at the center and enjoy the company of others, or you can take it to go. On those same days meals are also delivered thru Meals on Wheels.
Within the center you can participate in an assortment of programs.
There are several discussion groups. Current topics are Sports, Media and Culture of the 1960’s, Modern Day Ethics and Society (that would be really interesting!), and Preparing for the Next Chapter Life after 60.
They offer caregiver support for people caring for aging people who have mild to moderate memory loss. This allows the caregiver to drop off the person that they care for and have a couple of hours of respite.
They also offer classes. Here are some current topics:
Grieving the loss of a pet
Preparing your home for aging
Ways to empower yourself in health care
The second Friday of each month they offer The Senior Law Project. This is a program where seniors can get a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney
Then there are the trips.
They offer the ability to go grocery shopping twice a month. They offer Let’s Do Lunch. This is super easy and does not require a lot of mobility. Basically a group of folks go to local restaurants and have lunch together. Requiring a bit more mobility are day trips. These are usually to local museums and points of interest. This requires some light walking. Then there are overnight trips. What fun to share an adventure a little farther away! This does require walking and greater mobility.
Did I mention that there is actually a trip coming up that is a tour of local venues to taste pastries? That sounds delightful.
There’s a Movie Matinee program, a Bowling Buddies Club, and trips to Spirit Mountain Casino.
In my own life, my Mom had post-polio syndrome. Resulting from having had polio as a young woman, it was a progressive disorder that affected her mobility. She mostly used a walker in her later years, but occasionally we’d make plans where I knew that much more walking would be required. The day before our planned outing I’d stop by the LO Adult Community Center and check out a wheelchair. My recollection was that I could keep if for a day or two and there was no charge. It was a great help!
This is just a tidbit of all that is available at the center. What a great resource!