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 …

NeighborWalks 2016: Be Active. Stay Active.

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Summer is almost upon us and we are excited to invite you to our second season of NeighborWalks! 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, led by AARP volunteer leaders with support from community partners. Join us for these intergenerational walks as …

Portland Mayor Voter Guide from AARP Oregon

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Tuesday, May 17th is Election Day in Oregon and voters in the City of Portland will cast their votes to select a new mayor. The results may determine who the next mayor will be or if no one candidate gets the required 50% of votes, the top two candidates will face off again in November. For the May election, AARP asked all mayoral candidates for their solutions about issues that AARP members, Portlanders age 50-plus, and their families want the …

AARP Oregon Talks with Commissioner Nick Fish – Livable Oregon

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By Elaine Friesen-Strang Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is passionate about civic engagement and he thinks you should be too. He also understands the necessity of age-friendly policies and planning to help older adults remain active in their communities. With a rich family history of public service, after graduating from Harvard, Commissioner Fish first worked as a legislative aide in Massachusetts. Then with a Northeastern University law degree, he spent ten years representing health care workers in New York. A …