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June 2014 Living 50Lake Oswego Adult Community Center www.ci.oswego.or.us/ACC 50+ July / August 2014Living Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Ongoing Activities 4 What’s for lunch? 4 Family Caregivers Break 4 You are invited to a SAGE Social at ACC starting at 6:30 pm on July 9. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 503-635-3758 by July 7. For more information about SAGE and SAGE Socials, visit www.wearesage.org. Generational Equity Non-Profit focuses on sustaining the quality of life for the next generation Like many of you, the birth of my first grandchild spotlighted, in a very real way, my link to future generations. After that big day, I enrolled in a new course of study on sustainability at Portland State University and found myself learning more about challenges facing the future – at home and abroad – everything from local storm water pollution to growing social inequities to climate change. Surprisingly, the more I came to appreciate the magnitude of challenges facing coming generations, the more difficult it became to pinpoint who needed what, when, and how. That is when I learned about a new Portland-based nonprofit organization called SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity). In a nutshell, the group promotes generational equity – the principle that each generation should sustain or improve the quality of life for the next. Their work involves a mix of livingroom conversations, major events, and leadership development – all with the goal to inspire people over fifty to give forward with their time, talent, and passion to enable younger and future generations to thrive. One SAGE program that resonates with me is its Socials. As the name suggests, these are informal gatherings in homes and community centers for guests to share their own life experiences, their concerns for the future, and to discuss the role of older adults as stewards in our communities. I attended a Social and came away feeling like it was a conversation that should not end. With that in mind, I’m pleased to invite you to join me for a SAGE Social over wine and cheese at the Adult Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on July 9. To me, a Social is a great forum to spark a conversation about challenges facing coming generations, and to get energized or re-energized about new avenues to solve them. Support Meals on Wheels at the LO Farmers’ Market August 2, Millennium Plaza Park Join the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market in supporting Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels! Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels provides housebound seniors and disabled residents with fresh, delicious well-balanced meals delivered directly to their homes. Meals are delivered by volunteers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market invites participants to contribute to this essential community service! We will be collecting donations of farm-fresh goods at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 2. Goods can be purchased directly from Farmers’ Market vendors to donate to the Meals on Wheels program. Donated goods will be used to prepare food for Meals on Wheels. In addition, cash donations will be accepted at the Market Information and Merchant Services booths. For information about this wonderful event, please contact Jamie Inglis at jinglis@ ci.oswego.or.us or 503-675-3985. For information about the Meals on Wheels Program, please call 503-635-3758. ACC Annual Closure Coming August 18 - September 2 Every year, the Adult Community Center closes for deep cleaning and projects that cannot be accomplished when the building is operating and open to the public. First day for closure in 2014 will be August 18, and the ACC will reopen following the Labor Day Holiday, on Tuesday, September 2. Home-delivered meals will continue uninterrupted. If further information is needed, please call the ACC at 503-635-3758. County Aging Services Advisory Council Openings The Clackamas County Aging Services Advisory Council has four vacancies. Meetings are the second Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Applications may be completed and submitted online by Thursday, June 12: http://www.clackamas.us/ miscapp/application.jsp. For more information, call Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643 or email valerieski@clackamas.us. Art & Antique Faire Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Countering the logic that all good things have to come to an end, we are pleased to announce the revival of the Lake Oswego Art & Antique Faire! This event was held for five consecutive years in downtown’s Millennium Plaza Park. This year we’ll be moving “uptown” to the Adult Community Center. We’re excited to restore this time- honored event and pleased to have a beautiful new venue to showcase your art and treasures. The event will feature over 50 local art and antique vendors, delicious food and outstanding music. Lake Oswego’s Farmers’ Market is also being held on Saturday. To allow you to easily enjoy both events, complimentary shuttle service will be provided between both venues. The shuttle will run every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. All proceeds from this event will support the programs and services of the Adult Community Center New Name, New Logo LO Meal Network Advisory Board is now Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels! But the purpose is the same! Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels continues its 10-year mission to enhance the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities in Lake Oswego by making sure no senior goes hungry or suffers from social isolation Use Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Support Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels is also excited to announce a new partnership with Fred Meyer. You can donate to Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels using your Fred Meyer Rewards card! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to northwest nonprofits, based on where customers tell it to give. Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels is one of the nonprofits ready to receive donations. Here’s how you can help: • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels at www.fredmeyer.com/ communityrewards. Search for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels or by the nonprofit number: 92037. • Shop and use your Rewards Card. Every time you use your Rewards Card, you help Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels earn a donation. You will still earn your Reward Points, Rebates and Fuel Points. • If you do not have a Rewards Card, see the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store. For more information, visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Adult Fitness 2 Computer & Technology 2 New Registration System 2Contents Membership 2 Cultural 3 Travel 3 Day Trippers 3 Human Services 3 Support Groups 3 Lake Oswego Adult Community Center 505 G Avenue Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3758 Living 50+Registration begins on Monday, June 9. Adult Fitness Boomers Boot Camp Are you accused of not acting your age? Calling all Boomers who still want able, strong, fit bodies. We’ll increase your heart health and strength safely, effectively, and comfortably. All while having fun getting fit! Staff ACC Room: Oak ACC Members $54/Others $81 3826600 9-10a Tu-Th 7/8-8/14 Body In Motion Improve joints, flexibility, balance, tone, and enhance mental well being. Body in Motion combines Yoga, Pilates, and modern dance. A holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. Bantz ACC Room: Birch ACC Members $75/Others $113 3826300 9-9:50a Tu/Th 7/8-8/14 Gentle Yoga Two options – both focus on basic poses and sequences to promote ease in the body and increase mobility, flexibility and strength. Gentle Chair Yoga Poses are done seated on a chair or the chair is used for support in standing poses. Some floor poses included at the end of class, but modified for students unable to come to the floor. Bring a floor mat Gail ACC Room: Alder 3825200 10-11a Tu 7/8-8/12 ACC Members $39/ Others $59 Gentle Yoga Students must be able to get down to and up from the floor and stand for at least 15 minutes. Chairs are used only as props to make poses more accessible or to assist the student with balance issues. Bring a floor mat. Gail ACC Room: Alder 3824900 11:15a-12:15p Tu 7/8-8/12 ACC Members $39/ Others $59 Sit and Be Fit Exercises you can do while seated and standing with a chair. Have fun, and receive positive reinforcement. Participants do not have to stand if unable. Gail ACC Room: Oak ACC Members $54/ Others $81 3824100 10:10-11:10a M/F 7/7-8/15 Strength Training Low-impact training that uses weights and Dynabands to strengthen muscles. Increase strength, improve coordination and balance. Class includes a stretch and relaxation segment. Bring a floor mat to class. ACC Room: Oak 3824200 Gail 9-10a M 7/7-8/11 ACC Members $27/Others $41 3824201 Nancy 9-10a W 7/9-8/13 ACC Members $27/Others $41 3824202 Nancy 10:10-11:10a W 7/9-8/13 ACC Members $27/Others $41 3824203 Gail 9-10a F 7/11-8/15 ACC Members $27/Others $41 Aerobic Exercise to Music An easy low-impact class designed for the fifty and older who loves to dance and move. Release your “inner dance” while improving flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Burn calories as we move to music from the 50s and 60s. Instructor will alternate from chair to standing. Bantz ACC Room: Birch ACC Members $75/ Others $113 3826000 10-10:50a Tu/Th 7/8-8/14 NEW! Walk with Ease Start the day off right with an evidence-based walking program from the Arthritis Foundation to reduce pain and improve health. This class offers gentle gradual movement with journaling. Begin at the ACC stretching and sharing. Students will take a 30 min. walk in the lovely First Addition Neighborhood. Class includes book guide. Ann ACC Room: Oak ACC Members $15/Others $23 3825600 8-9a Tu-Th 7/8-8/14 Zumba Gold 50+ Ditch the workout, join the party! Enjoy rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international music. Cardio-based class combining fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. Easy to follow dance moves and no previous dance experience necessary. ACC Room: Oak 3824001 Mary 4-5p M 7/7-8/11 ACC Members $47/Others $71 3824002 Alesha 4-5p Th 7/10-8/14 ACC Members $47/ Others $71 Computer & Technology Supervised Lab Wednesday 1-2:30p Free Ongoing MAC/iPad User Group First and Third Friday of each month Friday 1-2:30p Free One on One Tutoring 1 hour tutoring session with knowledgeable instructors. Contact ACC for scheduling. ACC Member $15 per session/All Others $25 PC Classes Word 2007/2010 Learn the basics of navigating in Microsoft Word. Steingraber ACC: Alder room ACC Members $30/All Others $45 3835400 1:00-2:30p F 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 iPhone Learn Apple’s iPhone w/iOS (5.1.1) Bring your phone to class Carr ACC: Alder room ACC Members $20/All Others $30 3838400 9-10:30a F 8/8 – 8/15 Introduction to Windows 8 Weeks ACC: Alder room ACC Members $20/All Others $30 3835200 9-10:30a W 7/30– 8/6 Facebook Get the most out of this social networking tool. Strull ACC: Alder Room ACC Members $20/All Others $30 3838500 3-4:30p F 8/8-8/15 eBay Learn the world’s online marketplace where buyers and sellers come together in order to buy or sell. Strull ACC: Alder Room ACC Members $10/All Others $15 3838001 1:30-4:30p F 7/11 MS Microsoft Excel Intermediate Learn spreadsheets, manage financial information, and organize numerical information. Steingraber ACC: Alder Room ACC Members $20/All Others $30 3835601 1-2:30p F 7/18- 7/25 MAC Classes Intro to current MAC Operating System (OS) Become familiar with the latest operating system Matson ACC: Alder Room ACC members: $10 All Others $15 3840600 11a-12:30p F 7/11 How to switch to MAC from windows Learn things on a MAC that you did in Windows. Matson ACC: Alder Room ACC Members $10/All Others $15 3840700 11a-12:30p F 7/18 New Online Registration System Coming to the ACC August 11 Over the last year, the ACC (as part of the Parks and Recreation Department) has been working to replace our 12+-year-old registration system. After extensive research, the decision was made to partner with Active Network for software solutions including online and smart phone activity, registrations, point of sale and membership packages. The new system offers customers many benefits: • All ACC classes and trips available for online registration • All major credit cards accepted • Vouchers can be used online • Smart phone registrations are accepted • Activities are easier to locate We are migrating minimal customer information from the old system to the new system that includes the name, address, telephone number, email address, birth date, residency status, login and password of customers who have had activity on their accounts since December 2010. Go to www.loparks.org for more information Membership & Participation The Adult Community Center offers a variety of classes, trips and activities – many of which are described in this publication. While membership is not required to participate in most programs, members do receive priority registration, discounted fees and complimentary event tickets. Membership is not required for most Human Services programs. Memberships for residents of Lake Oswego are: $40 single or $55 per couple per year. For non-residents, the cost is $50 single or $75 per couple per year. To become a member, please visit our website at www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or stop by the ACC to pick up membership information. The ACC welcomes you to enjoy the many fun opportunities and helpful services available. For more information, call 503-635-3758. Photographs: The ACC reserves the right to photograph program participants for publicity purposes. These photos are for City use only and may be used in future promotional materials and newspaper articles. Registration Information Registration is required for classes, trips and most special activities, unless otherwise specified in the description of the program. Registration for all classes, activities and trips begins on Monday, June 9. If circumstances, such as lack of registration, require a program to be cancelled, the ACC will attempt to notify participants and refund all fees. Participant cancellations require notification to the ACC at least three business days before the beginning of the program to receive a refund. A $5 processing fee will be retained by the ACC for participant cancellations. Office Hours: Mon–Fri, 8am–6pm Building Hours: Mon–Fri, 8am–9pm Closed all major holidays. Living 50+ Cultural Social Security Planning Workshop for Women Social Security is one of the few income sources that keeps up with inflation and lasts for life but most women fail to maximize their benefits. Learn about the little-known rules that can help you get more out of the system ACC Member $15/All Others $23 Alfonso ACC Room: Dogwood 3834300 6:30-8p Th 7/17 Music Intro to Guitar Do you want to play guitar? This fun course is designed to teach the basic fundamentals and techniques needed to play guitar in any musical style. ACC Member $60/All Others $75 RMC Studio ACC Room: Willow 3819300 5-6p W 7/9-8/13 Choral Group To all adults who want their voice to be heard! Our music professionals are calling anyone who has not sung for years or those who have sung their entire life! Learn the basics of proper vocal techniques, warm ups, and vocal health. This class provides physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with other people who love music. This class is open to all who love to sing, come give it a try! ACC Member $30/All Others $45 RMC Studio ACC Room: Dogwood 3818900 6-7p W 7/9-8/13 Intro to Keyboards Take a piano keyboard lesson series that you’ve always wanted, class is for the beginner or if it’s been awhile. Class taught in a relaxing environment with introduction to basics, beginning reading skills, rhythm, scales, and chords. Learn to play for your friends, family or just for yourself! ACC Member $60/All Others $75 RMC Studio ACC Room: Willow 3819200 7-8p W 7/9-8/13 Dance Line Dance Class This beginning/easy class is an energetic class taught by Instructor Doug Lund. New dancers are welcome! It is designed for both the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. The class is devoted to introductory dances and reviews the classics for an active way to engage mind and body. ACC Member $36/All Others $54 Lund ACC Room: Oak/Acorn 3824400 4-5p Tu 7/1-8/12 Arts & Crafts Knitting with Kat for Beginners Want to start, but need instruction? New students please bring US size 11 (8mm) needles and yarn is provided to learn with. Riley ACC Room: Spruce ACC Member $12/All Others $18 3822900 10-11:30a F 7/11-8/15 Bob Ross Oil Painting All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas. With the fantastic Bob Ross Wet-on- Wet Technique®, masterpieces that you never dreamed possible will flow from your brush. Easy step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece, in one class. All supplies provided. Stubb ACC Room: Cedar ACC Member $48/All Others $72 Grey Mountain 3821301 1-4:30p Tu 7/29 Magnolia Blossoms 3821302 1-4:30p Tu 8/12 Health & Wellness Summer Smoothies Spring into better health through smoothies! Fresh fruits and vegetables can boost health and vitality. Springtime brings us berries, greens, rhubarb, peas, mint and more. Join us and discover the power of creating delicious smoothies and consuming one a part of your daily life. Klein ACC Room: Spruce ACC Members $21/All Others $32 3822500 6-7:30p Tu 7/8 Meditation for Health and Happiness Actively develop a healthy mind and body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Good for all health conditions, pain management and open to all abilities Tjahaja ACC Room: Willow ACC Member $50/All Others $75 3825500 4-5:30p Th 7/3-8/14 Stress Reduction: An Evening Conversation with Olive Could you use a fresh perspective on an issue that’s been needling you for years? What’s your 3 a.m. worry that keeps you wide awake and robs your sleep? Tired of the same old self talk and ready to move on? Then this dialog is for you. Olive Gallagher, who recently began writing her nationally-syndicated column, The Inner Bottom Line®, for OregonLive.com and The Oregonian, has been answering the hard questions for years, and her life’s work is to help people re-think, re- frame, re-do and re-imagine their lives, their values and their choices. Individuals as well as couples are invited to attend. She’ll address your dilemmas and concerns in a highly interactive, caring, innovative way, and you’ll be glad you came. Gallagher ACC Room: Cedar ACC Member $10/All Others $18 3826500 6:30-8p Tu 7/15 Travel Let’s Do Lunch! Explore a new local restaurant or visit an old favorite once a month. Lunch is on your own. ACC Members $6/All Others $15 The Observatory A stylish Montavilla neighborhood restaurant offering its creative salads and sandwiches. 3800501 11a-2p Th 7/17 Olympic Provisions Tucked into one of Portland’s beautifully-restored industrial buildings, this European-inspired restaurant offers rustic Spanish and Mediterranean fare. 3800502 11a-2p Th 8/7 Solo Dinner Center members who do not have a significant other and would enjoy the company of others for a casual mid-day dinner, meet at a designated restaurant. Reservations required. Rivershore Bar & Grill, Oregon City Weather permitting, we can hopefully sit on the lovely deck and enjoy view of the Willamette River. 2p Su 7/27 Szechuan Chef, John’s Landing 2p Su 8/24 Day Trippers Join fellow travel enthusiasts for local adventures. The ACC offers an array of trips that vary in length and distance. Transportation is via ACC Shuttle Bus. Trips may involve up to one hour or more riding in the vehicle, walking and stairs. Some trips offer transportation from home to ACC and an escort. Mountainside Lavender Farm & Lunch at Ruby Tuesday This small family-run farm is nestled in the hillside of Chehalem Mountain in the community of Scholls. There are over 2000 lavender plants representing more than 20 varieties of both French and English lavenders in several colors. Owner Laurie Carlson will speak about the farm and there will be items for sale in the small store. ACC Members $17/All Others $25 Shuttle Bus & Escort. Lunch on your own. Transportation from home to ACC available for non- drivers. 3850301 10:30a-3p Tu 07/15 Portland Japanese Garden & Lunch Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, be prepared to visit five distinct garden styles for an experience of peace, harmony and tranquility. ACC Members $11.50/ All others $17 Shuttle Bus & Admission. Lunch on your own. 3871400 10a-2:30p Th 7/10 Tour Historic Timberline Lodge and Lunch Buffet Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. We will receive a tour of this beautiful mountain retreat, considered an architectural wonder, and enjoy a buffet lunch in the dining room. ACC Members $34/All Others $51 Shuttle Bus, Guided Tour, Lunch & Gratuity (non-refundable unless replacement found) 3872200 9:30a-4p Th 8/14 Registration begins on Monday, June 9. New Policy effective 6/1/2014 Fees for day trips are non-refundable within five working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found for your seat. Trips with pre-purchased tickets, fees, or meals, are non-refundable at any time after registration unless a replacement is found. Support Groups At the ACC you will find a variety of groups that meet monthly for support, encouragement, and discussion. Groups are available to both members and non-members, and there is no fee or registration required. These groups are open to anyone age 50 and older. Walk-ins are welcome. Confidentiality respected. Please call 503-635-3758 for more information Arthritis 4th Wednesday 10-11:30a No July or August meeting Caregiver (co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association) 3rd Tuesday 1:30-3:30p No August meeting Diabetes 2nd Wednesday 6:30-8p Family Caregiver Discussion 4th Wednesday 7-8:30p No August meeting Widow/Widower 1st Wednesday 10-11:30a Portland Japanese Garden Legal Program This program provides a free one-half hour legal consultation by a volunteer attorney to older adults. By appointment only. 9a-12p F 7/11 9a-12p F 8/8 AARP Safe Driving Classes This six-hour program is the nation’s largest refresher driving course and helps refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Graduates of the course may be eligible for a discount from their auto insurance carrier. Classroom course, no vehicle used. Call ACC for price of classes. Check payable to AARP at first class. AARP Instructor ACC Room: Alder 1:30-4:30p Tu/Th 7/8 & 7/10 1:30-4:30p Tu/Th 9/9 & 9/11 Human Services Lake Oswego Adult Community Center 505 G Avenue Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3758 What’s for lunch? The ACC provides lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon - eat in or take-out service. For the monthly menu, please call 503-635-3758 or visit our website at www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc July 2014 Monday Wednesday Friday 2 - 4th of July Entrée: Baked chicken Served by: Helping Hands 4 CLOSED - 4th of July 7 Entrée: Salmon boats Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church 9 Entrée: Beef lasagna Served by: Lake Grove Garden Club 11 Entrée: Chinese chicken salad Served by: Lake Oswego Rotary 14 Entrée: BBQ pork on bun Served by: New Seasons Market 16 Entrée: Salade nicoise Served by: United Methodist Church 18 Entrée: Beef meatballs Served by: Marge & Friends 21 Entrée: Chicken salad sandwich Served by: LOMEA 23 Entrée: Pork w/country gravy Served by: Teen Program Group 25 Entrée: Baked fish Served by: LO Fire Dept & etal 28 Entrée: Beef taco salad Served by: Newcomers Welcome Club 30 Entrée: Chicken Paprikash Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church August 2014 Monday Wednesday Friday 1 Entrée: Ham w/pineapple sauce Served by: Lake Bible Church 4 Entrée: Cod w/citrus yogurt sauce Served by: Our Lady of the Lake Church 6 Entrée: French dip sandwich Served by: Transition Team 8 Entrée: Chicken parmesan Served by: Lake Oswego Rotary 11 Entrée: Grilled ham and cheese on wheat Served by: New Seasons Market 13 Entrée: Tuna salad sandwich on focaccia Served by: Lake Oswego Rotary 15 Entrée: BBQ Meatloaf Served by: Marge & Friends 18 Entrée: Chicken w/maple ginger sauce HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY 20 Entrée: Pork w/applesauce HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY 22 Entrée: Shrimp Caesar HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY 25 Entrée: Swedish meatballs HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY 27 Entrée: Chicken salad HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY 29 Entrée: Pulled pork HOME DELIVERED MEALS ONLY Ongoing Activities The following is a list of ongoing activities held at the ACC For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator listed. Lake Oswego Weekly Walkers Krstl Robbins, 503-635-0041 9:15a-11:30a M/W/Sa ACC: Lobby ongoing American Mah Jongg Open Play Paulyne Lewis, 971-506-5350 1-4p W ACC Room: Birch ongoing Pinochle Tom Thomas, 503-744-0562 1-3p W ACC Room: Willow ongoing Scrabble Ruth Hamilton, 503-675-7663 1-3p Th ACC Room: Dogwood ongoing Creative Hands Thora Petrequin, 503-636-4227 9:30a-12p Th ACC Room: Dogwood ongoing Knitting Group Kat Riley, 503-312-1173 10a-12p W ACC Room: Spruce ongoing Quilters In Stitches Jackie Aden, 503-638-5803 10a-2p F ACC Room: Birch ongoing Jottings from 5th and G Jo Ann Parsons, 503-620-9092 1-2p F ACC Room: Cedar No Mtg 7/4 & 8/1 Special Interest Investment Group Art Henderson, 503-777-8111 10a-12p F ACC Room: Cedar 7/25 & No Mtg 8/22 ACC Learning Group Discuss current topics and technology. Contact Art Henderson 503-777-8111 for more information. Monday 9:30-11a Free ongoing Woodman Chronicles No movies July and August. Stay tuned for fall schedule! Weekly Organized Bridge Groups Membership required. Monday Duplicate Bridge Jeannette Roberts, 503-975-5655 1-4p M ACC Room: Alder Tuesday Pre-Arranged Bridge Sharon Paz, 503-636-9757 12-3p Tu ACC Room: Dogwood Thursday Bridge & Social Group Jeanne Fox, 503-344-6941 1-4p Th ACC Room: Birch Lakewood Theater Dress Rehearsal Registration begins June 9. ACC Membership required. Check-in begins at 7p and show starts at 7:30p. 7/11 “The 39 Steps” Registration begins on Monday, June 9. What do Family Caregivers Need Most? ... a BREAK! As more spouses and adult children care for loved ones affected by a dementia-related disease, the need for support from extended family and the community has increased. While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often causes emotional and physical strain. Cost-effective, affordable community-based respite programs offer caregivers a temporary relief, or needed break, while their loved ones enjoy memory-stimulating socialization, music therapy and gentle exercise. Since 1993, the ACC has been committed to helping family caregivers by offering four to eight hours a week of structured mental stimulation and social interaction for older adults with dementia. During those hours, some caregivers hit the golf course, while others lunch with a friend, do chores, or simply go home for needed rest. Over the past five years alone, the program has provided participants with over 11,000 hours of life-enhancing activities. For more information about this program, call Dana Tassos or Berta Derman. “Thank you so sincerely for all your caring and gentle ways given to Jim and all the recipients. You are truly angels, and I will never forget you all.” ~ The wife of an ACC Respite Program participant