AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide Free Tax Assistance and Preparation in Oregon beginning in February 2014

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events Portland, OR – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “In 2014 our volunteers were able to obtain refunds for the nearly …

Annual AARP Night at the Portland Trail Blazers

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events Are you ready for some…..Basketball? Come out and join other AARP members in a Party Suite for a special evening of fun, as we cheer on the Portland Trail Bazers when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves!  The game is Wednesday, April 8th with tip off at 7:00 p.m. at the Moda Center. We will party-hardy, but only have 50 tickets to sell to this special evening. In addition to exclusive access to the Party Suite to enjoy the game, …

Brain Institute Offers Discount Admission to Six Lectures

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events The Brain Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is offering AARP members a discount on its annual lecture series. AARP Oregon is cosponsoring the six-lecture series, which explores neuroscience in various aspects of life and culture. AARP members can save 20 percent on tickets regularly priced at $27 per lecture. Changes, challenges and strengths of the aging brain are increasingly pertinent as the population ages. Experts will address topics such as healthy aging, creativity and cognitive enhancement. The series …

75 Most Romantic Places in the World

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events Frommer’s/AARP Places for Passion by Pepper Schwartz and Janet Lever, PhDs, Reveals the 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World— and Why Every Couple Needs to Get Away   WASHINGTON, DC—Pepper Schwartz, PhD, has teamed up with Janet Lever, PhD, her former coauthor of Glamour’s “Sex and Health” column, to release Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World—and Why Every Couple Needs to Get Away. As you might expect from Dr. Pepper, an expert star on …

Chocolate on your Mind? What will it do for Brain Health?

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events Yum. Chocolate. Did you know that chocolate can help trigger the brain’s pleasure centers for a happier, healthier life? That is just one of the many exciting revelations that will be revealed when brain health expert Roger Anunsen, addresses the crowd at AARP Oregon’s upcoming “Food and Music for Thought: The Six Essentials for Brain Health” on December 4th, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Downtown Athletic Club & Conference Center, 999 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401. Learn the …

Promote Holiday Cheer: Help Feed the Hungry

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Oregon is teaming up with Safeway, U.S. Bank, CareOregon Advantage and KOBI-TV/NBC 5 to brighten the holiday season by collecting food for needy families in southern Oregon. AARP is encouraging members to drop off food donations at local Safeway grocery stores and U.S. Bank branches from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. Safeway shoppers also can buy a $10 bag of groceries to be delivered to a family in need. KOBI-TV will broadcast live from a Medford Safeway store in …