Oregon Association for Family and Community Education is an independent non-profit organization whose history and mission is closely aligned with the OSU Family and Community Health Program. We work collaboratively to develop and deliver community education and service projects addressing important community needs. The FCE program provides opportunities for people to learn and share information with the community.
All lessons are held from 9:30 – 11:30 am on the 3rd Tuesday in Washington County, and the 4th Tuesday in Clackamas County, unless otherwise noted.
Quick Breads- January 15 (Wash. Co.), January 22 (Clackamas)
Quick Breads are easier than yeast breads, but not really quick. You'll leave surprised about what you will learn Good information and unique recipes.
Gardening for Healthy Aging - February 19 (Wash. Co.), February 26 (Clackamas)
Gardens are perceived as environmental feature that promote positive physical and mental health outcomes. Gardening is consistently reported as an enjoyable mode of physical activity for older adults and an activity in which one can participate across the lifespan. Learn about the science related to natural gardening, garden design, health, and functional fitness, and discuss gardens planted to promote health and functional fitness outcomes that also engage older adults of every ability.
Chronic Disease Self-Management - March 19 (Wash. Co.), March 26 (Clackamas)
Those of us living with chronic conditions know how challenging it can be. They affect every part of our life from the way our bodies look & feel, to the activities we enjoy and emotions we experience. What we do to help ourselves affects our quality of life. We will learn and explore skills that can help us manage our conditions and share information on local community classes and resources that can make a positive difference in our lives.
Cons, Scams and Elder Fraud - This is the mail out lesson for September
Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of Elder fraud.
Let's Dine Out! - September 17 (Wash. Co.), Septmber 24 (Clackamas)
According to the National Restaurant Assoc., 88% of adults enjoy eating out in restaurants. But how do you choose what to order if you have health concerns to consider? In this program, you’ll learn the nutrition facts about restaurant food and develop strategies to handle the nutritional challenges that dining out presents. Then, take a simulated trip to your favorite restaurant and practice your new-found skills.
Oregon Donor Program - October 15 (Wash. Co.), October 22 (Clackamas)
You will be presented with information on the various programs available to Oregonians who may be interested in donating various body parts upon death. Also, there will be information on live donations of other body items, such as blood and bone marrow, etc.
How to Avoid Being Burglarized - November 19 (Wash. Co.), November 26 (Clackamas)
What you can do to protect yourself and property. Every year in the United States there are more than five million burglaries. Nine out of ten of these crimes are preventable. This program will offer tips and information to assist you in making your home more difficult to enter and less enticing to would-be burglars.