5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter this Fall

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Home & Family | Oregon Enjoy fall’s splendor and crispness — all while prepping your home for winter weather. Here are some important ideas on making your home winter ready. 1. Guard Your Gutters Keeping leaves out of gutters is a must to prevent clogs, backups and winter ice dams. You can avoid this annual chore by installing gutter guards, which screen out leaves, twigs and seeds while letting water flow into the gutter and out the downspout. Some of the most effective types of …

Ponen en primer plano los temas de la vejez

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Oregon By Dan Hortsch Quienquiera que gane las elecciones a gobernador el 4 de noviembre, quedará en la historia política de Oregón. El actual gobernador, John Kitzhaber, de 67 años, demócrata de Roseburg y exmédico de salas de emergencias, ya está ejerciendo un inédito tercer mandato en Salem. Ahora va por un cuarto. El republicano Dennis Richardson, de 65 años, representante estatal de Central Point, cumple su sexto mandato de dos años en la Cámara de Representantes de Oregón. Está haciendo …

Keep Breathing – Real Women Speak

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon By Gwen Curran Keep breathing.   Two very important words.   Recently there was a story in the local paper about a woman reaching the unbelievable age of 105.  When asked her secret to a long, healthy life, she replied, “Keep breathing.”   Two important words.  As long as you are breathing, you are alive and of this world.  Let’s not waste a single breath. This is my Medical week.  Eyes, ears, nose, throat, and my “bionic” hip are on …

TP or not TP by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Home & Family | Oregon | Press TP or not TP by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity “They’ve taken away a third of our toilet paper allotment,” I yelled in astonishment to my friend, as I waved the memo in front of his face. He rolled his eyes, “You’re kidding?” “I couldn’t believe what I read, but it came straight from the horse’s mouth. I began to read:  NAME WITHELD has agreed to provide a basic supply of toilet paper, 4 rolls per week maximum, …

Steppin’ Out — Livable Oregon

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Volunteering By Elaine Friesen-Strang My assignment was to write a blog about walking.  It was due last week, but I just didn’t know how to approach a subject so…pedestrian.  Walking, the coordinated effort of putting one foot in front of the other to propel oneself forward (preferably not downward), is something many of us do throughout the day without much thought of the process or function.  Turns out, creativity is hard to spark sitting in a chair, staring at my iPad …

Yes, We have no Bananas by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon | Press The  song, Yes, We Have No Bananas, was first sung in 1922 by Isidore Itskowitz.  We know him better as Eddie Cantor. (One couldn’t get work with name endings like itz or ovsky, or the myriad of East Europeans swallowing the officials on Ellis Island.)  Cantor went on to star in vaudeville, Broadway musicals, and radio.  It was in one of those musicals, Make it Snappy, that the world was introduced to Yes, We Have No Bananas. We residents of …