October at Parks and Rec

by Master

Fall and Winter Parks and Recreation Program Registration Now Open

Registration for fall activities is now open; participants can register online on the Parks and Recreation website.  Wilsonville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs and services for citizens of all ages with recreation offerings ranging from art and fitness to lifelong learning.  All programs can be viewed and registered for online at WilsonvilleParksandRec.com.

“Lighten Up” – Weight Loss Support Group

Have you ever felt you needed motivation, encouragement, and quality education about losing weight? The goal of this group is to build a community around helping people navigate their path towards becoming healthier by losing weight and increasing physical activity in their lives. If you have tried to lose weight, you know the challenge is staying on track. Many weight loss programs can work, but what’s crucial is commitment, support, and accountability. Group members will be able to rely on each other to help with inspiration and the belief they can sustain motivation and be successful.  For more information, contact Brad at 503-570-1522 or email at moore@ci.wilsonville.or.us. Brad Moore is ACSM CPT, NBC-HWC certified, a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and facilitates the group.  The group meets on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge.

Indoor Walk and Fit

Come out of the cold, wet weather and enjoy a warm place to get some exercise.  In addition to having a walking course, there will be an area for stretching and a few strength building exercises.   This program will take place on Mondays and Fridays from 1:30 – 2:30pm through January 7 at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge, just drop in!

Hearing Screening

Hearing loss affects nearly 40 million people in the US but most wait 7 years before seeing a hearing professional, hindering their ability to enjoy a full and active life.  Audiologist, Barbara Cahill, will perform free hearing tests to determine if tones are heard at a normal level.  Appointments last approximately 15 minutes and will take place on October 10 at the Wilsonville Community Center.  While there is no charge, those wishing to attend are asked to call 503-682-3727 to schedule an appointment.

Alzheimer’s Education Series – Dementia Conversations

The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to present a free educational lecture on October 11 titled, “Dementia Conversations”.  The session is designed to help facilitate a conversation about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics including when to go to the doctor for a diagnosis, deciding when it’s time to stop driving, and making plans for managing finances and other legal documents.  The lecture will run from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Parks and Recreation Admin Building.  Space is limited. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to register or for additional details.

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation and Counseling

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) volunteers will be on hand at the Parks and Recreation Admin Building on Wednesday, October 17 to assist Clackamas County residents over 65 and people with disabilities learn about Medicare plan options and enrollment.   The Open Enrollment presentation will take place from 10:30 – 11:30 am followed by the individual counseling appointments from noon to 2:00pm. No registration is required for the presentation.  Please call 503-655-8269 (select option 4) to schedule an appointment for individual counseling.

Estate Planning 101

Join Attorney Michael Rose to learn more about Estate Planning.  Class topics will include estate planning basics such as wills, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, advance directives, and Medicaid Planning.  The free seminar will take place on Friday November 2 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Community Center.  There is no charge but please call 503-570-1526 to pre-register.

Community Center Nutrition Program

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.

Do you know a senior or a person with a disability who is home-bound or is recuperating from an illness and needs a meal? The Home Delivered Meal Program provides daily meals throughout the weekdays.  There is no charge for this service but donations are gladly accepted.  Please call 503-570-1526 to arrange for home delivered meal service.

Join the nutrition program on Wednesday, October 31 for a Halloween themed lunch featuring a ghoulish menu and costume contest.



Source:  B. Stevenson. 9.10.18

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