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Shape up with new exercise routines at LOACC

Fitness classes offered for seniors of all levels and abilities


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Nancy Bantz (pictured with students) teaches aerobic exercise to music, Body in Motion and strength training at the LOACC.

Need a new exercise routine? Consider looking into a few of the fun fitness classes offered at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

Ditch the workout and join the Zumba party. Offered Mondays at 4 p.m. and Fridays at 3:30 p.m., Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. This is a class tailored to the 50-plus age group, so it’s just the right speed.

Cardio exercises that tone and sculpt the body

Body in Motion is a class offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. This class will assist in improving joints, flexibility and balance as well as tone, shape and enhance mental well-being. Body in Motion is a combination of yoga, Pilates and modern dance.

Sit and Be Fit is for those who want to learn and practice exercises you can do while seated. Classes start Sept. 9 and are offered both Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

Lastly, we offer strength training on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. starting Sept. 11. Nancy Bantz is a popular instructor here at the LOACC, and you will see why when she teaches you low-impact training with the use of hand weights and dynabands to strengthen muscles around the joints. This training will improve muscle coordination and increase muscle strength and balance.

Sign up today for these classes.

Friday, Aug. 30

The center remains closed today for annual cleaning and maintenance. Maintenance workers and Meals on Wheels volunteers are asked to use the employee entrance on the west side of the building; all other doors will remain locked.

There will be no congregate meals served during closure; however, home-delivered meals will continue as usual and will be delivered by a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Monday, Sept. 2

The center is closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. This is a program offered for those caring for a loved one with dementia, giving them a much needed break while knowing their family member is being cared for in a safe and secure environment. Lunch, music therapy, fun and games are provided. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

Ever wonder what all the talk is about blogging? Here’s a class that will answer all of your questions and have you blogging in no time. Class starts at 10 a.m. Call the center for registration. Also offered today is bridge, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Dogwood room.

Mahjong is available to play at 1 p.m. in the Birch room. These activities may require membership. Call the center for more details.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Helping Hands serves a lunch at noon that includes fruit plate, salmon with maple ginger sauce, brown rice, peas and corn, rye rolls and ice cream for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served at noon. Call 503-635-3758 if you are coming.

From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced pinochle players meet in the Willow room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so that pinochle group can coordinate play.

American mahjong is played between 1 and 4 p.m. each Wednesday in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Suffering a loss of a spouse is hard, and you don’t have to go through it alone. Consider coming to our widowed support group starting at 10 a.m. All are welcomed, and there is no cost to attend.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Join us for a game of Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Drop-ins welcome.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

Thursday bridge and social group meets at 1 p.m. in the Birch room. Play is four rounds of six hands, changing partners after each round. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jeanne Fox at 503-344-6941.




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