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 …

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

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 …