Oregon Ranks 33rd In ID Theft Complaints – AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

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

Home & Family Every Day Behaviors Put Oregonians at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft  Portland, OR— To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the …

It’s Never Too Late to Save by Joyce DeMonnin

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

Home & Family Working Longer: They say pay yourself first when it comes to saving money, but for many busy moms like Sandra Teske, AARP member of Oregon City, she often put her needs last. With two children, she didn’t have a career as a younger woman that allowed her to save for retirement. Little did she know as a younger woman how important Social Security would be to her future.  By the time her kids were grown,Sandra was behind on her retirement …

AARP Caregiving Survey: Opinions and Experiences of Oregon Registered Voters Age 45 and Older

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

Home & Family PORTLAND, OREGON — A new AARP survey of Oregon registered voters age 45 and older, found that 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible with the help of family caregivers. When the basic tasks of life become more difficult due to aging or illness, the vast majority of Oregonians (90%) said it is important to have services that allow people to stay in their own home as they age; but the family …

Both of Us, Part 2, by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

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

Home & Family Both of Us, Part 2, by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity I don’t remember what was playing that Saturday night. Besides, who looked at the movie? You made out – in between peeking at the screen, eating popcorn, sipping Coke from the bottle, or a mixture of Coke and Seagrams 7 sucked up with a straw. I was not overly impressed by my date.  What did I expect: it was Saturday night and she had no date  – …

The Energetic Eighties – Real Women Speak

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Home & Family By Gwen Curran Now that my daughters are in what Gail Sheehy calls “the flaming fifties”, I feel I am in the Energetic eighties! This past holiday season was a swirl of shopping, exercise, writing, parties, travel, friends, and family.  All through it, I felt at the top of my game until I caught a cold, and possible strep throat the last day of my visit to New York City to be with one of my daughters and her family. …

AARP Livable Oregon Talks with Mayor Charlie Hales – Livable Oregon

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Home & Family   By Elaine Friesen-Strang On November 12, 2014, the Portland City Council received a progress report on what has transpired in our community since adopting a detailed action plan developed by the Age-Friendly Advisory Council. Following brief discussion, Mayor Charlie Hales and council members voted to pledge their continued support of the Plan, extending efforts to make Portland a more livable community for people of all ages.  In his opening comments, Mayor Hales highlighted the need for walkable neighborhoods, accessible …