Who? by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing WHO? by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity I stand with my back toward her, my pants tugging my ankles. I bend over, and  grasp the silver-grey, cold metal handicap bar. She wields the toilet paper, extends her arm, and wipes. That’s her job. It’s part of what I pay $4900+ for each month. So why do I gripe? It’s because I wish she and some other caregivers would put more feeling into the job.  I don’t mean they …

Hearing Resource Center Launched by AARP

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

Health & Wellbeing WASHINGTON, DC — To address the needs of the 70 percent of Americans age 50+ who suffer from some level of hearing loss, AARP has launched the AARP Hearing Resource Center.  The platform, online at www.aarp.org/hearing, connects AARP members and other consumers interested in hearing health with helpful tips, information, tools and links to related product solutions and programs.  A Spanish language version of the site is also available. “Hearing loss results from many causes, and up to 70 percent …

75 Most Romantic Places in the World

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Life Reimagined Unveils New Digital Platform Offering Personalized Guidance Throughout New Life Stages

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

Health & Wellbeing WASHINGTON, DC—Life Reimagined today launched a fully redesigned digital platform, delivering a one-of-a-kind online experience aimed at guiding people through life transitions and helping them discover new possibilities. The platform now offers a suite of engaging programs and stimulating, proprietary content developed by the Life Reimagined Institute’s team of world-renowned experts and thought leaders. People are living longer and as a result, a need to reevaluate a new life stage has arisen. Americans are facing the reality that, as life …

Finding a New Place to Call Home – Livable Oregon

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing It’s a fact: as we get older our needs change. Sometimes the very things that made a house a home in our youth become daily hurdles as we age. AARP Livable Oregon recently talked with Nancy Tanner about her move with her husband to a community more suited for their changing needs. Tell us about yourself. I retired in 2008 after teaching middle school in Corvallis for 28 years. Ray, my husband, is also retired from teaching at OSU and …

Dots and Dashes by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing DOTS AND DASHES by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity   Don’t just stand there!  I wanted to scream at the caregiver who stood above me in the bathroom.  I was sitting on the toilet trying to urinate. (I sit to urinate because of my disabilities.) But I didn’t yell.   It takes longer for a man my age to pee:  larger prostate, blocked urethra, less stretchy bladder, harder vessels, and the usual wearing out of muscles and organs.  But, …