AARP at Portland Sunday Parkways

AARP at Portland Sunday Parkways

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Oregon | Volunteering AARP Oregon is excited to be a Portland Sunday Parkways sponsor again this year! Portland Sunday Parkways is a wonderful series of community extravaganza that promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and represents the community, business, and government investments in Portland’s vitality, livability, and diversity.   Last year, we so enjoyed meeting …

Goodbye For Now

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Oregon GOING HOME FROM THE ALF By Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity I hear their voices in the hall. “Goodbye for now.” “We’ll be back next week.” “Take a walk down the hall.” “Check what’s on TV.” “It’ll be sooner than you think.” “Have a good day.” “Enjoy yourself.” And etc., etc., etc. The sounds of going home; adult children leaving a mother or father after a Sunday visit to our Assisted Living Facility. The apologetic voices linger after …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Oregon By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

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Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Oregon By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Oregon By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Learn How to Make Your House a Lifelong Home

Learn How to Make Your House a Lifelong Home

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Oregon Home modifications can make a world of difference to people who want to continue to live independently as they age. Homeowners in southern Oregon can get information about such features at an April 26 symposium in Medford. Cosponsored by AARP Oregon, the event will include a tour of a certified “lifelong” home, as well as workshops on how to install age-friendly features. Builders and health care professionals will discuss ways to make a home safe and convenient at any age. …