June at Wilsonville Parks & Rec

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Western Dance – A Country Inspired Party

Announcing the return of an annual Adult 55 and better Special Event!  Parks and Recreation staff is excited for a Western Dance on Thursday, June 21 from 11am  – 1 pm.   The event will feature country music, chili and cornbread, sarsaparilla (root beer) and the chance to meet some new people. Country western themed attire is encouraged.  There is no charge for the event but seats are limited so please call the Community Center to pre-register, 503-682-3727.

Wellness Screening

Join BenchMark Physical Therapy on Wednesday, June 27th for a whole body wellness screening to assess strength, movement, balance, blood pressure, and factors that can lead to dizziness.  Education on treatment options will be provided for any impairments found. The screening will take place from 10:30 am – noon at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge but please pre-register.

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. You must attend both class dates, Friday June 8, 9am – noon and Friday June 15, 9am – noon at the Wilsonville Community Center.   $5 registration fee plus class fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 Non-members (class fee due at first session).

Alzheimer’s Education

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.

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.

7/12 – Know the 10 Signs

Gain an understanding of the differences between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if someone has signs of the disease.

Furniture Revival

It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint can revive an old piece of furniture! Students will transform their own small piece of furniture with full instruction given. Techniques covered will be basic application and finishing of paint, clear wax, dark wax, and distressing techniques. Students must bring their own small side table, nightstand or chair to work on. You must be able to carry it in by yourself. If you need assistance carrying in your piece, then it’s too big. No prior painting experience needed.   Class with take place on back to back Saturdays (June 16 and June 23) at the Wilsonville Community Center from 9am to noon – attend both Saturdays.  Course cost is $75 which includes supplies and paint.

Nutrition Program at the Community Center

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.

Source:  B. Stevenson. 5.10.18

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