November at Wilsonville Parks & Rec

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Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on two master plans.  The City-wide Comprehensive Master Plan includes park development, recreational services, trails and open space preservation.  A draft of the Comprehensive Master Plan will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday, November 7.  Public comment is welcome.

The Boones Ferry Park Master Plan will focus on current needs and future goals for Boones Ferry Park.  With recent land acquisition, there is now even greater potential for connecting Wilsonville to its riverfront and enhancing park amenities.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

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 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.

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.

Effective Communication Strategies – Thursday December 14

As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Holiday Events

Toy Drive –

Donations accepted November 6 through December 13 at the Parks and Recreation Admin Building

Community Tree Lighting –

Wednesday, November 29, 5:45 pm at Town Center Park

Reindeer Romp 5K and Fun Run –

Saturday, December 2, 8:45 am at Family Fun Center

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Source:  Brian Stevenson. 10.10.17

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