Meet AARP this Summer

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Join AARP Oregon staff and volunteers this July at an AARP Activist  & Volunteer meeting near you.  Discover what we are doing in your community. Get an update on AARP’s local, state and national outreach and advocacy efforts for the first half of the year and what’s ahead. We also want to hear from you. Come share your thoughts about the issues that matter to you. Connect with others in your community and find out how you can continue to stay engaged, including as …

AARP Experience Corps: Volunteers Make a Difference

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Did you know 4th graders who can’t read at grade-level are four times less likely to graduate from high school? AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. Experience Corps has nearly 2,000 highly-trained volunteers working in 21 cities and serves over 30,000 students every year in high-need elementary schools. Each AARP Foundation Experience Corps site operates …

Rogue Valley 2017 Livability Solutions Forum Materials

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On April 13th, AARP Oregon, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Transportation Growth Management Program, Oregon Chapter of American Planners Association hosted the Rogue Valley 17 Livability Solutions Forum: Future of Housing in Medford. The event focused on exploring how the Jackson and Josephine Counties can create more housing options, identifying barriers and challenges to more innovative housing that support residents across age, ability and income spectrums and how “missing middle housing” can be instrumental in building …

Coffee with AARP Oregon – PDX 4/6

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Join AARP Oregon Volunteer State President Elaine Friesen-Strang for some coffee and conversation. Come share your thoughts and hear about the issues AARP is working on this year. Meet other area volunteers and learn about the projects, programs and events you can get involved in. Please contact us at oraarp@aarp.org if you have any questions. Date & Time: Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00pm Location: Taborspace Parlor Room 5441 SE Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215 Check out some …

Newberg is a City for All Ages

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Newberg is making it easier for people of all people of all ages and abilities to live and thrive in the city as Newberg becomes Oregon’s fourth community to join the AARP National and WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The other four Age-Friendly Oregon communities are: Portland, Multnomah County and Springfield. “I am excited that the City of Newberg – with leadership from the Newberg City for All Ages Task Force – has committed to making Newberg a great …

NeighborWalks 2017: Be Active. Stay Active.

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The third season of  NeighborWalks begins in May! We are excited to invite you to join us this year at one or all of the dozen walks that we have designed for you! NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks take place in neighborhoods around Portland. Each walk …

A Winter Walk – Livable Oregon

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By Elaine Friesen-Strang When your neighborhood gets 10″ of snow, the sidewalk ends when it isn’t shoveled. My wintry walk was about to lose its way as I approached an old man bent over his shovel. I can call him old, because he proudly told me was so–87 years worth. He didn’t hesitate to hand me his shovel when I asked if he needed help, saying he was just about ready to give up. The next 15 minutes, I uncovered …

Missing Middle Housing: Presentations

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On October 6 and 7th,  AARP Oregon, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland for Everyone and Urban Land Institute hosted Housing and Neighborhood for All: Affordability, Accessibility and the “Missing Middle,” a three-part event series focused on exploring how the Portland metro region can create more housing options, identifying barriers and challenges to more innovative housing that support residents across age, ability and income spectrums and how “missing middle housing” can be instrumental in building successful multi-generational communities. Nationally known architect and urbanist Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, …

Missing Middle Housing and Multigenerational Communities

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Join AARP Oregon, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland for Everyone and Urban Land Institute for an engaging morning of dialog about housing, land use and creating communities for all ages. Learn about “Missing Middle Housing” from the man who coined the term — nationally known architect and urbanist Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, Inc. Daniel will describe the full range of Missing Middle Housing options and trends in America’s residential landscape that often limit housing choice. Local experts will discuss housing trends, challenges and barriers to aging in community and …

2016 NeighborWalks Kicks off on June 21st: Livable Oregon

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by: Elaine Friesen-Strang Imagine taking a walk in the mid-morning with someone who has pre-planned an interesting, safe stroll through a Portland neighborhood. Imagine learning a few things along the way from a knowledgeable resident who has a special interest in that neighborhood. Imagine walking with others–many of whom you may not know–but who share your curiosity, exercise goals, and delight in making new friends. Imagine no more! The 2016 NeighborWalks season starts this month! AARP volunteers and other community …