Parks & Rec in May, 2018

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Registration is now open for all spring and summer Parks and Recreation programs. This summer there are a number of revamped program offerings including daytime educational sessions and the introduction of a brand new program, Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

All programs can be viewed and registered for online at

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Are you living with a chronic condition or caring for someone with chronic conditions? Wilsonville Parks and Recreation is partnering with Clackamas County to offer a free, six-week workshop on how to live your best with your conditions. The workshop will provide tools to manage conditions while facilitators will share techniques & tools including:

  • Methods to help deal with symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and stress
  • Ways to manage emotions such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate physical activity for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating and food choices
  • Medication usage and tips for working with your health care team
  • Positive thinking, breathing & relaxation techniques
  • Develop attainable weekly action plans
  • Brainstorm solutions to barriers

The program will run on Wednesdays beginning May 16th through June 20th at the Wilsonville Community Center from 1 to 3:30 pm. There is no charge but you must pre-register.

Estate Planning 101

Please join Pixton Law Group attorney Michael Rose for a free seminar at the Wilsonville Community Center to learn, “What is an estate plan and more importantly, do I need one?”   Class topics will include: estate planning basics such as wills, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, advance directives, and Medicaid planning.  The seminar will take place on Tuesday May 15, 2018 from 10 – 11:30 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no fee but please contact Sadie Wallenberg at 503-570-1526 or to register.

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 SW Park Place.  Sessions will take place the 2nd Thursday of each month and run from 10:00 – 11:30 am. For additional information on class topics, and to register for your spot, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

5/10 – The Basics of Alzheimer’s

Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care.  Information from professionals and first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will be shared.

6/14 – Healthy Living for Brain & Body

Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement – and how to use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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 Fridays, June 8 and June 15 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.

Source: B. Stevenson.  Wilsonville Parks & Recreation.  4.11.18

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