July 2019 at Parks & Rec

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Summer Parks and Recreation Program Registration Now Open

Registration for Summer Parks and Recreation classes is now open. There are a variety of program offerings ranging from fitness to arts and from daytime to evening classes.  Do you have grandkids coming to visit this summer?   Be sure to check out our youth summer camp offerings!  All programs can be viewed and registered for online at WilsonvilleParksandRec.com.

Bridge Basics and Beyond: Drop-In Lessons – NEW!!

Know the basics and want to learn more? Need to brush up? Want to become a better declarer or defender?  This on-going, no charge program will cover the latest bidding and playing techniques. There will be lectures, quizzes and pre-dealt hands to practice with.  Come learn some new skills on Thursdays, 10:00 -11:30 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is a main branch of yoga from which many styles are derived. In hatha yoga (pronounced ha-ta), you will practice a series of traditional yoga postures including: seated, standing (plus balance), prone, and inversions, along with breath (pranayama) practices meant to align the structure of the body, opening it’s many energy channels, all to create optimal function. Because various styles of yoga may be incorporated into this class, you’ll experience variety that ensures growth, challenge and an appreciation for what yoga truly offers. Although this class is open to all levels, previous yoga experience is helpful. Please bring your own yoga mat. All other props are provided.The class will meet on Thursdays (July 11 –  August 15) from 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Cost for the class is $42.

Long Term Care 101

Long Term care is affordable! Class topics will include Medicaid planning, preserving and protecting assets, and veteran’s benefits.   This free seminar will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Please call Sadie at 503-570-1526 to register.

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.

7/11 – 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.

8/8 – Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.  This session will help caregivers identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors, and list strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors. 

BINGO at the Community Center

The Wilsonville Community Center will host a free BINGO game on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:45 pm.  There is no charge to play and winners will receive fun prizes!

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 will facilitate this group.  The group meets on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge.

Suggestion Box

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

Source:  B. Stevenson.  6.10.19

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