Wilsonville Parks & Recreation, October 2017

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Community Center Nutrition Program

The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer a weekday lunch program at the Community Center.  Lunch is served Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon.  The nutrition program is a great way to grab a nutritious, great tasting meal while meeting new friends.  Don’t have transportation?  Not a problem!  Contact SMART about their Dial-a-Ride service at 503-682-7790.

Donations are encouraged from regular lunchtime participants.  Recommended donations are $3.50 for those 60 and over or $4.25 for those under 60.

Do you know a senior or a person with a disability who is home-bound or is recuperating from an illness and needs a meal? The Home Delivered Meal Program provides daily meals throughout the weekdays.  There is no charge for this service but donations are gladly accepted.  Please call 503-570-1526 to arrange for home delivered meal service.

Join the nutrition program on Tuesday, October 31st for a Halloween themed lunch featuring a ghoulish menu and costume contest. 

Program Highlight:  SMART Transit 101

Join RideWise, your local travel training program, for a two-class session to learn more about using public transit in Wilsonville and beyond.  In the first class on October 13th (12:45 – 2:15 pm), the class will cover information on fares, trip planning, accessibility and more.  During the second class on October 20th (12:25 – 2:15 pm), knowledge will be put to the test as participants head out to ride SMART to SMART Central/WES Station.  Class will meet at the Community Center and there is no charge.

Program Highlight:  AARP Smart Driver

This 6-hour course is split into two sessions and will provide you with a comprehensive review of safe driving techniques. Insurance companies often provide discounts to those who complete this course. Class takes place on Friday, October 27 and Friday, November 3 from 9 am to noon at the Community Center.  There is a $5 registration fee plus a class fee ($15 AARP members, $20 Non-members) due on 1st day of class.

Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming!

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) volunteers will be on hand in Wilsonville to assist Clackamas County residents over 65 and people with disabilities learn about Medicare plan options and enroll in individual plans.  Join SHIBA volunteers on Thursday, November 9, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a free Medicare 101 presentation. Following the presentation, an individual counseling and enrollment workshop will take place from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.  Please call 503-655-8269 and select “option 4” to schedule an appointment for individual counseling.Presentation and counseling sessions will take place at the Wilsonville Parks & Recreation Admin Office.

Program Highlight: Alzheimer’s Education Series

The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to present an ongoing series of free educational classes at the Wilsonville Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices, 29600 Park Place Court.  Sessions run from from 10:00 – 11:30 am.  Space is limited. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to register or for additional details.

Know the 10 Signs – Thursday October 12

Attendees will gain an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss vs. Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.  This workshop will also provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, risk factors, and what is involved in getting a diagnosis.

The Basics of Alzheimers – Thursday November 9

Alzheimer’s affects people in varying ways and ripples out to impact the lives of those who interact with them.  Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care.  This class includes information from expert professionals in the field and first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


Source:  Brian Stevenson. 9.10.17

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