LIVING WELL CONNECTED
LOPR re-launched the #LivingWellConnected website with new virtual classes for Winter/Spring, updated community resources, fun hikes in LO, holiday gift and recipe inspiration and events! This week’s craft project is a quick gift idea: Mason Jar Wreath Ornaments!
Parks & Recreation’s Special Events division has been as busy as Santa’s elves, working away to respond to over 300 letters to Santa received at the Holiday Artisan Market. Kiddos and believers of all ages were invited to drop off a letter to Kris Kringle in the red mailbox located at Millennium Plaza Park during the Holiday Market. All participants are scheduled to receive a special response letter from Santa himself with an envelope postmarked from the North Pole!
We are excited to announce that Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Back Yard Habitat Certification Program! One of the goals of the program is to include public demonstrations sites. Today we visited Roseman Park to begin the evaluation process which is the starting point to becoming certified. Additional parks sites are being looked at for future certification. More to come!
Santa’s helper delivered a sleigh full of native species to Freepons Park on Sun., Dec. 13. Thanks to Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods that lead 17 volunteers in planting 100 Ocean Spray, 25 Vine Maple, 25 Western Spiraea, 25 Black Twinberry and 25 Oregon Grape. The volunteers asked about dates for upcoming Stewardship events as they want to volunteer again in the park natural areas! Ho Ho Ho!
The ACC has many programs supporting family caregivers, that include support groups, respite, in-home care and more. Our memory care coordinator, Karen Galloway, expressed interest in creating memory kits for our caregivers. She reached out to the library to see if the memory kits could be added to the “library of things” and a partnership was forged. We are so pleased to be working with the library on this joint project, along with the kits we are also creating a book list for caregivers. The items for the kits are being purchased with grant funds.
Departure of Ann Adrian ACC Center Manager
Letter from Ann
Ann Adrian has been working at the Adult Community Center for twelve years and we will miss her greatly. Comments from the 50+ Advisory Board and ACC patron upon learning of Ann’s resignation include:
What a tremendous loss to our entire community. I wish you well in all your future endeavors and am grateful for your wonderful leadership. And thanks to the amazing team at the ACC, I have no doubt that its great work will continue.
Elizabeth Schwartz, Chair 50+ Advisory Board
I completely agree with Libby, your absence will be felt. Your leadership of the ACC brought national accolades to our little hamlet on the lake. Thank you for your exceptional leadership during this pandemic. Thank you for inspiring a staff to excellence. Thank you for your drive to elevate the lives of the seniors in our community. I wish you well on your next steps.
Happy holidays and best wishes in the new year!
Janice Shokrian, Past Chair 50+ Advisory Board
Sorry to hear your news, (for us, not you.) Wherever you are going next, the folks there will be blessed to have you.
Every day it seems we get periodic updates from many organizations and companies, but the one that stands out in my mind, and the one that actually gets read start to finish, is the one you post. Clever and informative they always are welcome and never a “chore” to slog through.
You will be missed.
Best of luck to you.