Portland Women's Expo 3/15/14

Portland Women’s Expo 3/15/14

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP Ahh Saturday. It’s arguably the best day of the week. I mean, for the most part, you get to sleep in. Do whatever you like. And not have to worry about waking up early for work the next morning. It is the backbone of the weekend. That one special day of the week that encompasses exciting promises and adventurous plans. But, for as amazing as it is, there does exist one problem with Saturday; it’s one day. You can only …

Filing Taxes? Help is Here

Filing Taxes? Help is Here

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP   By Lynne Terry After decades of doing her own taxes, then her children’s taxes, and even helping refugees with their taxes, Pat Fischer gave herself a break in 2010 and used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. “It was the biggest treat,” Fischer said. “I didn’t have to worry if I got things right.” Fischer, a 65-year-old Eugene resident, was among 84,000 taxpayers who used Tax-Aide in Oregon in 2013. The program has 1,200 volunteers across the state who work with taxpayers, …

Career Transformations

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP Have you or a loved one recently been laid off or are looking for work? Are you thinking about changing careers? Whether you are seeking meaning in your career, or just a new job, or simply want to explore your real possibilities, don’t miss the Career Transformations Conference in Medford on Saturday, March 15th.  AARP Oregon is proud to be a sponsor of this great annual event again this year along with Southern Oregon University and other community partners. Join us …

AARP Oregon Announces New Diversity Advisory Council Members

AARP Oregon Announces New Diversity Advisory Council Members

Posted on 12/17/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP Council helps address the changing needs of 50-plus Oregonian population CLACKAMAS—AARP Oregon has appointed four new members to its Oregon Diversity Advisory Council (DAC). Portland area residents, Walter Lander, Juanita Santana and Robby Sherwin, as well as Dallas, Oregon resident, Judy Bowen have all joined the DAC. The DAC helps provide guidance and support to AARP Oregon staff and volunteer leaders to ensure diversity and inclusion in all AARP activities, including the recruitment, orientation, and support of volunteers. “AARP is …

Volunteers Needed for Diversity Advisory Council

Volunteers Needed for Diversity Advisory Council

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP With the state’s population aging and becoming increasingly diverse, AARP Oregon is seeking volunteers to serve on its Diversity Advisory Council. Representing various communities with differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, immigrant and refugee status, religion, and geographic location, the council members aim to ensure diversity and inclusion in AARP activities, including recruitment and recognition of volunteers. In addition, AARP Oregon is seeking volunteers for other leadership positions, including its executive council, which advises state office staff on priorities …

Joyce Johnson

Caregivers: You Are Not Alone—Where to Find Help

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Andrew Tuttle • At first, Joyce Johnson dismissed her husband’s unusual responses to social situations as stress. But then he developed issues at work. In 2007, Craig, then 55, underwent tests that determined he had early onset Alzheimer’s disease. “I remember feeling an absence of oxygen in my own brain,” Joyce said of her reaction. “It didn’t seem real.” Joyce, now 60, contacted the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon, which was beginning its first “Early Memory Loss” classes and support …