More Oregon Women Face Retirement Insecurity

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Oregon | Press Women face special challenges while trying to build a secure retirement for themselves. Studies show that 60 percent of boomer-age women say they aren’t confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. The problem isn’t unique to boomers – it’s a woman thing. Some of our greatest strengths as women also make us more economically vulnerable. Specifically, our tendency to take care of others first – including taking time out of the workforce to care for children and …

Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers Coming to Portland

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Oregon | Press Kauffman FastTrac and AARP to help those over 50 pursue their entrepreneurial dreams PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-area residents aged 50 and over soon will be able to learn how to more effectively turn their entrepreneurial ideas into business success thanks to a new program from Kauffman FastTrac® and AARP. “FastTrac NewVenture™ for the Boomer Entrepreneur” is specifically designed to help Baby Boomers who are considering entrepreneurship to hone their unique strengths, experience and expertise in order to start their own businesses. …

Jon Bartholomew Joins AARP Oregon

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Local Resources | Oregon | Press Clackamas, Oregon — Jonathan (Jon) Bartholomew has been selected AARP Oregon’s ASD for Advocacy, announced State Director Jerry Cohen. Jon will replace Rick Bennett who is retiring from the position at the end of August. “Having worked with Jon on several initiatives and groups, including the Oregon Campaign for Seniors and People with Disabilities, we are thrilled Jon will be joining the AARP Oregon team on August 18th,” said Cohen. “He is already familiar with many of the issues AARP …

AARP Member Discount for Lumberjack Breakfast, September 7, Portland

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon | Volunteering The World Forestry Center will host the third annual Lumberjack Breakfast on Sunday, September 7. Taking place under the tented plaza on the World Forestry Center campus, attendees will be served up plenty o’ pancakes with a loaded toppings bar, eggs, sausage, bacon and more. There will also be entertainment, music, games, trivia and prizes for the kids! Ticket price also includes admission into the Discovery Museum which will feature the new special exhibit “Go Figure.” Using popular children’s books, …

Stay in your own home with Oregon Project Independence

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon Do you, or someone you know, need help remaining in your home independently? AARP Oregon has just learned that the Oregon Legislature provided funding to expand the Oregon Project Independence (OPI) program to serve individuals between the ages of 19-59 in Benton, Clatsop, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla and Washington counties. This is a one year pilot project which will study the need and cost of providing the OPI program to younger adults on a permanent basis. …

Is Foster Care in Your Future? Grandparents Needed!

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon Oregon AARP member, Kathi Gladson, tears up when she talks about her grandkids. Like all proud grandmothers, she gushes about her beloved grandchildren’s playfulness, laughter, and how hard they work to keep up in school. Her relationship with her grandkids is unique; they have come into her life through Morrison Child and Family Services’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Kathi’s son, Joshua, and his wife, Kimberly, have been dedicated therapeutic foster parents with Morrison for five years. Kathi was so moved …