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Around Town Dec. 26, 2018


December 26, 2018

Cooking and more

at women’s dinner

Kathy Goss will present “Power Cooking” at the monthly meeting of After 5 Connection, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St. in Lebanon.

All women – working, stay-at-home moms, college students and otherwise are invited.

Goss will offer tips on how to prepare nutritious meals in minutes, while saving money in the process.

Guest speaker Rosie Kennedy, from Maple Valley, Wash., will tell the story of her life, which includes adoption and how that affected her self image. Kennedy has a degree in early childhood education, has lived in Peru and traveled to many countries.

Cost is $10 per person. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Reservations are required. For information or to register, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or

If unable to attend, please cancel your reservation.

CHIP info class

offered at SLCH

A team of physicians, nurses and dietitians at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital will lead a Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) class starting in January for people struggling to get their weight or overall health under control.

Individuals with health insurance through the Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) are eligible to take the class at no cost.

CHIP is a lifestyle medicine program scientifically proven to help people improve their blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, BMI, sleep, resilience and depression. The class integrates optimal nutrition, exercise and behavioral psychology principles and tools to help participants achieve their health goals.

Samaritan staff will lead the 18-session class on Mondays and Thursdays, from Jan. 21 through March 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the hospital.

The hospital will host a free informational class as well on Monday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital in conference rooms 3 and 4. The informational class is required for anyone interested in taking the class.

For more information, or to register, call (541) 451-6313 or visit

Chronic pain class

to start Jan. 8

Samaritan Health Services will host an upcoming Living Well with Chronic Pain workshop at the Sweet Home Health Center.

The series will meet for 2½ hours, once a week, for six weeks every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 8.

Living Well with Chronic Pain is a free workshop that teaches practical skills for living a happy and healthy life while managing chronic pain.

This interactive workshop will help you learn:

- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep;

- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance;

- Appropriate use of medications;

- Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals;

- How to evaluate new treatments; and

- Nutrition.

Living Well with Chronic Pain is free and does not require a physician referral. To register, visit or contact Samaritan Health Education at 866-243-7747 or

Grants available for

cultural activities

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects that will promote and improve access to the arts, to history and local heritage, and for humanities-related activities in Linn County.

The coalition may allocate as much as $20,000 in grants in this funding cycle. Grants typically range between $250 and $2,500. Project proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis and may not be awarded the full amount requested.

Deadline for completed applications is Feb. 11, 2019. Coalition members will review the applications and make decisions on awards within a few weeks of that date.

Grant applications and more information on criteria are available at and the County Parks Department, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany; and The New Era, 1313 Main St., Sweet Home.

They should be submitted by mail to Brian Carroll, Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, OR, 97321 or dropped off at the Linn County Parks office, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

For further information, contact Brian Carroll at (541) 967-3917 or, or Scott Swanson at (541) 367-2135, or

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The menu on Friday, Dec. 28, is beef Spanish rice bake or chicken lo mein, green peas, marinated spring garden salad, oat bran roll and lime whip.

The menu on Monday, will be a New Year’s special dinner of Swedish meatballs or herbed chicken patty with gravy, Delmonico potatoes, cabbage and carrots, wheat bread and confetti New Year’s cake.

No lunch will be served Tuesday, Jan. 1, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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