August at Parks and Rec

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Fall and Winter Parks and Recreation Program Registration Opens August 20th.

Registration is opening soon for all fall and winter Parks and Recreation programs. This fall there are a number of new program offerings plus the usual favorites like Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Healthy Bones and Balance return for another session.  All programs can be viewed and registered for online at

Suggestion Box

What programs or activities would you like to see offered at the Wilsonville Community Center?  Perhaps there are lunch items you would like to see on our monthly menu?  Make your voice heard!  Please contact Brian Stevenson at or 503-570-1523.

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.

8/9 – Effective Communication Strategies

Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

9/13 – Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Learn how 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.

Wine Barrel Ring

Students will create their own personal and eye-catching sign with their family initial and last name.  A marriage date can also be added, if desired. Made from a wine barrel ring and wood, each sign will have a rustic feel and be a great addition to a porch, dining room or any place you may gather. All supplies are included in the $75 class fee.  Students will be contacted by instructor prior to class to solidify individual sign information, wood stain and paint color of choice.  Class will take place on Saturday, August 18 from 9 to noon at the Community Center.  Pre-registration is required.

Downsizing Trips and Strategies

Join Carolyn Rowe, downsizing expert and owner of The Move Makers at the Wilsonville Community Center for a free seminar on Wednesday, September 26th from 1-2 pm. Carolyn will share tips and strategies to take the stress out of downsizing and moving. Learn how to save money by downsizing, how to get started on a downsizing project, and where to go for help.

Source:  B. Stevenson. 7.10.18

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