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Support Groups

Support Groups are provided as a service to the community. All are open to seniors age 50 or better; walk-ins are welcome. No registration, membership, or fee is required to attend. For information, contact Dana Tassos at 503-635-3758.

Arthritis Group
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30a, ACC Room: Alder
These monthly meetings feature a variety of programs to benefit those living with arthritis. Participants enjoy speakers on a range of topics, as well as sessions devoted to support and sharing. The group is co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. Carol Martin, group leader.

Caregiver Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3:30p, ACC Room: Cedar
The Caregivers Group is designed for family members and friends caring for older adults with memory problems due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In this small group, you will receive understanding, information and ideas to benefit you and your loved ones. The group is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Dana Tassos and Lois Colaianni, facilitator

Diabetes Group
Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8p, ACC Room: Cedar
This mutual support group is designed to assist those with diabetes and their family members, to self-manage their disease. The group’s facilitator, Janet Meirelles, is an R.N. and Certified Diabetes Educator and the author of Life is not a piece of cake. Janet Meirelles, facilitator

Family Caregiver Discussion Group
Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:45-8:15p
Join an on-going family discussion group to learn about the challenges of caregiving. Receive support from others who also experience these challenges.  Under the facilitation of long-time geriatric care manager and Lake Oswego resident, Ruth Cohen, you will get answers to questions, learn about community resources and create new skills to care for yourself and your loved one. Ruth Cohen, LCSW, facilitator

Widowed Group
First Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30a
If you have lost a spouse or a significant other, please join this group of caring adults who offer you support and friendship. Meet with others who are experiencing grief, loneliness and the challenges of a different life. Experience the benefits of mutual care by reaching out to those who will understand your sorrow. Dr. Chyrelle Martin, facilitator.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Coffee Hour
Third Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30a
Raising children can be difficult. Raising them in a time in your life that you didn't expect to have kids can be an added challenge. Add in the complex family dynamics many families are facing, possible disabilities and trauma and the task of caring for children can be quite strenuous, laborious, and downright tough. The good news? You are not alone! For further information contact Jennifer Jungenberg (503) 650-5724.