Wilsonville Parks & Rec. September 2019

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Fall and Winter Parks and Recreation Program Registration Now Open

Registration for fall activities is now open and 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.

Take the Right Steps ~ Fall Prevention

Fall prevention strategies can help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. Nearly one-third of older persons fall each year, and half of them fall more than once.

If you have fallen, or if you have a fear of falling, this workshop is for you!  The free seminar will take place on Monday, September 16 from 12:45 to 2:00 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge but please call 503-570-1526 to pre-register.

FUNctional Movement Workshop

How much fun can you take? As we age, the habits of a lifetime start catching up with us. How we move when getting in and out of a chair, sitting, standing and walking can end up making the body extremely grumpy.  Bring the FUN back into your daily routine by taking the time to learn to move in natural alignment. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 18 from 12:50 to 1:50 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center and the cost is just $5.  Please pre-register.

Learn How to Ride SMART and TriMet to Washington Square Mall

Join RideWise, your local travel training program, for a two-day class to learn more about using public transit in Wilsonville and beyond. The first class will cover fares, trip planning, accessibility and more. The second class will put the new knowledge to the test as participants head out to ride SMART and WES for coffee and a quick adventure before returning to Wilsonville (purchase own coffee/snack). The classroom portion of the class will meet on Monday September 9 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Then on Tuesday, September 10 the class will meet at the Wilsonville Transit Center at 8:30 am to set out on their adventure.  Estimated return time to Wilsonville is noon.  There is no charge but please contact Sadie Wallenberg at 503-570-1526 to register.

Diabetes Support Group Kick Off

When you, someone you love, or a family member has been diagnosed with any form of diabetes, it can be overwhelming.  Attending a diabetes support group is a proactive way to find support, help, tips, tools and can be part of an integrated approach to diabetes management.  Please join Sadie Wallenberg on Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 am to determine a new direction for diabetes support at the Wilsonville Community Center.   Please call Sadie at 503-570-1526 for more information.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Are you living with or caring for someone who has dementia? Are you looking for answers regarding how best to care for them and for yourself?  Does the future feel uncertain, not knowing what it will take to care for your loved one (and yourself), physically, medically, emotionally, and financially?  Please join Scott Lichtenstein, dementia specialist and group facilitator for lively discussion, dementia care information and resources, caregiver training and more.  The group will meet the first Monday of each month starting October 7 from 10:30 am to noon at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Please call Sadie Wallenberg at 503-570-1526 for more information and to register for this group.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Are you living with a chronic condition or caring for someone with chronic conditions? Clackamas County is offering a free, six-week workshop on how to live your best with your conditions. The workshop will provide you with tools to manage your own conditions while facilitators will share techniques & tools to help you feel better, 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 six-week program will run on Wednesdays, October 2 to November 6 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge but please pre-register.


Source:  B. Stevenson. 8.10.19

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