SS by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon | Press | Volunteering by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity It may take up to twenty minutes of hard sitting – on a plastic toilet seat, waiting for a caregiver to ease the soreness and redness of my gluteus maximus – my butt. My discomfort is a consequence of SS. In my world, SS is not Hitler’s dreaded Schutzstaffel.  Nor is it the monthly government retirement check. In my world – the world of the ALF – SS means short staffed, the …

Making a Difference as a Money Management Volunteer

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Oregon | Volunteering AARP Oregon has been a longtime supporter of the Money Management Programs here in Oregon. Easter Seals Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services and community service agencies work together to deliver the Oregon Money Management Program around the state. Trained volunteers help low-income older adults with daily money management tasks and make a difference in people’s lives by helping them remain as independent as possible. In as little as two-hours per month volunteers can help create financial stability, prevent …

A Remembrance: Responders Past and Present

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon By Shelley Buckingham People ask each other if they remember where they were when 9/11 happened. I was very aware of the horrors of that day. I was in my AARP headquarters office at 601 E Street in Washington, DC. I worked in the Media Relations Department and as a matter of routine, we monitor the news channels to stay aware of the days happenings. CNN came on with breaking news of the first tower at the World Trade Center …

Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon Do you enjoy great music? AARP Oregon is excited to be joining Villages NW for a series of fun evenings filled with music, friendship and doing good. “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” is designed with YOU in mind. Enjoy great music, at great venues, with great people! While at the same time helping to transform the future of aging by strengthening the emerging Village movement in our region. Villages NW is working across the Portland Metro area to change how …

Take the ice bucket challenge! – Real Women Speak

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon By Elaine Friesen-Strang First, a clarification: this is in no disrespect of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I am in awe of all those brazen folks who, for the sake of a cause (and occasional self promotion), pour a pail of frigid ice water over their heads. A gifted gentleman I admired, and who made a profound musical contribution to the Portland area, died of ALS. It is a cruel disease demanding more research and support for patients and their families. …

Where the Sidewalk Ends – Livable Oregon

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon By Elaine Friesen-Strang September 4, 2014. Today is the first day of school at Mill Park Elementary in Southeast Portland. There are children in small groups running across the school’s front lawn. Others are approaching more cautiously, holding the hands of loved ones. If you are close enough, you might hear conversations in Russian, Somali, Burmese, Arabic, or 24 other languages. Over half of the 600 students who attend Mill Park speak English as their second language. These students bring …