AARP Oregon

Shelley Buckingham


I am the Communications/Media Relations Director for AARP Oregon. I joined the team in 2011 having come from the East Coast's AARP National Office in Washington, DC. I have worked for the AARP Andrus Foundation, AARP Foundation and AARP's Integrated Communications Division.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide Free Tax Assistance and Preparation in Oregon beginning in February 2014

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Portland, OR – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “In 2014 our volunteers were able to obtain refunds for the nearly …

OSU’s Center for Healthy Aging Research seeks volunteers for research registry

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University is recruiting volunteers to join a registry for possible participation in future studies related to the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults. People age 50 and older who live in Oregon are invited to sign up for the LIFE Registry. Those who join the registry will receive information about opportunities to participate in OSU research. Joining the registry does not obligate volunteers to be in …

Oregon Ranks 33rd In ID Theft Complaints – AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Every Day Behaviors Put Oregonians at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft  Portland, OR— To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the …

Annual AARP Night at the Portland Trail Blazers

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Are you ready for some…..Basketball? Come out and join other AARP members in a Party Suite for a special evening of fun, as we cheer on the Portland Trail Bazers when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves!  The game is Wednesday, April 8th with tip off at 7:00 p.m. at the Moda Center. We will party-hardy, but only have 50 tickets to sell to this special evening. In addition to exclusive access to the Party Suite to enjoy the game, …

It’s Never Too Late to Save by Joyce DeMonnin

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Working Longer: They say pay yourself first when it comes to saving money, but for many busy moms like Sandra Teske, AARP member of Oregon City, she often put her needs last. With two children, she didn’t have a career as a younger woman that allowed her to save for retirement. Little did she know as a younger woman how important Social Security would be to her future.  By the time her kids were grown,Sandra was behind on her retirement …

AARP Caregiving Survey: Opinions and Experiences of Oregon Registered Voters Age 45 and Older

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

PORTLAND, OREGON — A new AARP survey of Oregon registered voters age 45 and older, found that 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible with the help of family caregivers. When the basic tasks of life become more difficult due to aging or illness, the vast majority of Oregonians (90%) said it is important to have services that allow people to stay in their own home as they age; but the family …