Making a Difference as a Money Management Volunteer

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

About AARP 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 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 …

Jon Bartholomew Joins AARP Oregon

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

About AARP 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 …

Ombudsman Volunteers Needed

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers Advocate for the Rights and Dignity of Long-Term Care Facility Residents Submitted by: Gretchen Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers, Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman It could be dirty floors, foul smells, or just a complaint of persistent cold food. As a Certified Long-Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman, Kendal Williams looks for these issues and more in his visits to the long-term care facility he is assigned to in Clackamas County.  There are clues that tell him …

AARP SEEKS “2014 ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

About AARP Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community  Portland, OR — AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Oregon Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Oregonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  “AARP Oregon is excited to shine a light on 50+ Oregonians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Chad Cheriel, volunteer …

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 …