Wilsonville Parks & Rec in December 2017

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Winter/Spring Registration Starts December 11th

Registration for the Winter and Spring session of classes and programs starts on December 11th.  A number of new activities have been added for this session including, The World of Altered Books and a Wilsonville Thrive! ‘Lunch and Learn’ Book Club featuring “The Gifts of Imperfection”. Programs for all ages can be viewed and registered for online.  Register before Jan. 1 to receive 10% off class registration!

Holiday Meal at the Community Center

Don’t miss the holiday festivities at the Community Center on Friday, December 15th. The senior nutrition program will be hosting their annual holiday meal at noon, and will be serving traditional favorites like roast beef and mashed potatoes, as well as eggnog bread pudding. Attendees are encouraged to wear an ugly holiday sweater or any festive attire.

Boones Ferry Park Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Department is welcoming public feedback as part of the Master Planning process for Boones Ferry Park.  The existing seven-acre park is located adjacent to almost four acres of forested waterfront property to the east, three undeveloped acres to the west between the railroad tracks and Boones Ferry Road and three forested acres to the north. Three conceptual plans have been presented with various elements that were suggested as part of a previous community engagement process.  Community members are asked to share their feedback and preferences for development which include: greater river access, nature play, a dog park, wooded trail system and a number of other options.   Online feedback will be accepted until December 31st on the project website: WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/BoonesFerry.

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.

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.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior – Thursday January 11

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.  However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.  Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Holiday Events

Toy Drive

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

Reindeer Romp 5K and Fun Run

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

More information at WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/Holiday

Wilsonville Thrive! Lunch and Learn

Embark on a collaborative journey through Brene’ Brown’s Book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”. This program will be facilitated by Nationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Brad Moore. The group will use Brown’s Companion Worksheets throughout this expedition with activities that bring home some of Brene’s proven results to a whole hearted life.  The group will meet on Fridays from noon to 1pm for 8 weeks beginning on January 12th.  Cost for the program is just $19.  Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The “Gifts of Imperfection” is required for participation and can be purchased at BreneBrown.com.

For more information, contact Brad Moore at 503-570-1522 or Moore@ci.wilsonville.or.us


Source:  B. Stevenson. 11.10.17.


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