Keep Breathing – Real Women Speak

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Steppin’ Out — Livable Oregon

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 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 …

Portland Caregiver Conference Will Help You Navigate the Journey, November 8, 2014

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing PORTLAND, OR — If you provide care for an aging loved one, or expect to do so in the next few years, you should register for Navigating the Journey: Caring for those you care about, on Saturday afternoon, November 8th at the Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland. “Caregivers take care of family and loved ones because that’s what they do,” said Bandana Shrestha, Community Engagement Director for AARP Oregon.  “They don’t think of themselves as caregivers.  But the meals …

Is Your Home Ready for Autumn?

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Spend Less Time on Chores, More Time on Fun with These 5 Money-Saving Tips PORTLAND, OR – September 24, 2014:  The beginning of autumn brings trees and sidewalks speckled with beautiful brightly colored leaves and days for making warm apple cider. It’s the perfect time of year for pumpkin picking and hay rides with the family before the first snowflakes hit the ground. But for most homeowners, autumn also blows in the foreboding winds of a long winter to come …

Drive Less Rogue Valley

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Did you know that Oregon drivers are responsible for traveling approximately 33.1 billion vehicle miles every year! What would you do if you could not drive? Thankfully driving is not the only way to get around! This October, AARP Oregon is joining the Rogue Valley Transit District (RVTD) for the 2014 Drive Less Challenge. During October 6 – 19, AARP is encouraging members in the Rogue Valley to get to know your community by foot, bicycle, bus and more. Connect …