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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Access Your 1099 and 1042S Tax Forms Online

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Social Security Question & Answer: I’m gathering everything I’ll need to file my taxes this month. Do I have to pay taxes on Social Security benefits? Also, where can I get a replacement 1099? Answer:  Some people who get Social Security must pay federal income taxes on their benefits. Still, no one pays taxes on more than 85 percent of their Social Security benefits. You must pay taxes on some portion of your benefits if you file an individual federal …

Social Security Extending Hours beginning March 16th

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Effective March 16, 2015, Social Security field offices across the nation will expand their hours. Offices will be open to you and your clients for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, providing face-to-face service to customers until 4:00 p.m. Offices will continue to close at noon every Wednesday so employees have time to complete current work, reduce backlogs, and continue training new employees. “This expansion of office hours reaffirms our commitment to providing the people we serve …

Portland, Oregon Resident Graduates from AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute – Elaine Friesen-Strang honored in DC Ceremony

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Washington, DC – Today, Elaine Friesen-Strang of Portland participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    She was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.  Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  This …

Sunday Parkways announces 2015 season; new route through Sellwood neighborhood, over Tilikum Crossing

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

(February 18, 2015)  – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente today announced that Sunday Parkways will return this year with five traffic-free events through Portland neighborhoods, including a new route through Southeast Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood and over the new car-free Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People. The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente season begins on Mother’s Day in outer Southeast Portland and finishes in September with the Tilikum Crossing/Sellwood event. Sunday Parkways is a …

AARP React to Governor’s Recommended Budget for the Department of Human Services Aging & Disability Services

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

SALEM, February 19, 2015 — AARP Oregon is working to ensure people can live in their homes and communities for as long as possible by advocating for more resources and services to assist those who not only need care but those who provide care, especially family caregivers. But, the Governor’s Recommended Budget does not look at the future needs and projected increases in the senior population especially as more Oregonians are and will live well in to their 80’s. “There …

Our Story Continues, Part 1 – by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 02/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Our Story Continues by Dick Weinman What Happened Before And After 1955 had just begun. Mine and Ginny’s time at Indiana University was over.  We were out-in-the-world.  On our own.  On our way – somewhere. . . . First stop – New York:  my home, and where, by the following month’s end, we would be married. My mother had harbored, deep in her Jewish heart, the image of me, her first born, standing in marriage in front of the Holy …