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Join a free VIEWS Conversation on Aging

The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during March. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to talk about matters pertaining to aging.

Bridging Life Transitions — Friday, March 7, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie. Everyone’s life includes transitions. As older adults, we want to manage these transitions effectively while remaining as independent as possible. Explore ways to cope using a lifetime of strengths and learned skills. Have a chance to talk about some of your concerns. Call the Milwaukie Center at 503-653-8100 to sign up.

Staying Engaged in Life — Wednesday, March 12, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road in Tualatin. Ever wondered for yourself or someone you know just how long “the blues” will last? Is there a good way to be in them? What’s the best way to get out of them? Learn the difference between sadness, depression and grief. Learn the secret to strategies that work for you. Call the Juanita Pohl Center at 503-691-3061 for registration.

Bridging Life Transitions — Tuesday, March 18, 1-2:30 p.m. at Calaroga Terrace, 1400 N.E. Second Ave. in Portland. Everyone’s life includes transitions. As older adults, we want to manage these transitions effectively while remaining as independent as possible. Explore ways to cope using a lifetime of strengths and learned skills. Have a chance to talk about some of your concerns. Call Calaroga Terrace at 503-239-3459 to register.

Talking with Your Doctor — Wednesday, March 19, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. in Gladstone. Have you ever been anxious or frustrated by a doctor’s visit in which your needs were not met? Are you in charge of your health care? Let’s talk about what it would take to feel that you and your doctor are part of the same team. Call the Gladstone Senior Center at 503-655-7701 to sign up.

Engaging with Adult Children — Wednesday, March 19, 1-2:30 p.m. at Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave. in Portland. Relationships with children change as we age. Examine current problems and foster greater understanding between generations. Talk about some of your concerns. Please call Friendly House at 503-244-2640 for registration.

Bridging Life Transitions — Wednesday, March 26, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. in Lake Oswego. Everyone’s life includes transitions. Explore ways to cope using a lifetime of strengths and learned skills. Call the Lake Oswego center at 503-635-3758 for to register.