Home Sweet Home – Livable Oregon

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources By Elaine Friesen-Strang Sharon and Howard Johnson loved their old Victorian two-story home overlooking the Rogue River Valley. Their home of 14 years is where they planned to enjoy their retirement. But despite active, healthy lifestyles, and defiant resolve to prove otherwise, our bodies do change with the years; the Johnsons weren’t in denial. After learning the cost of making their home accessible was “prohibitive”, they sought to find a new home that was designed with an older, differently abled …

Promote Holiday Cheer: Help Feed the Hungry

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

Local Resources 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 …

Teletown Hall to Discuss 50+ Hunger

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

Local Resources By Marianne Ryder Have you or do you know someone who has skimped on buying groceries in order to afford needed medication or to pay utility bills? Sadly, this is not uncommon for many 50+ Oregonians. Did you know that Oregon is one of the top five states nationally for hunger among those ages 50-59? Hunger runs deep in our state. It affects old and young alike. However, 50+ hunger is often hidden. Proper nutrition is key to good health …

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

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

Local Resources 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 …

Drive Less Rogue Valley

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

Local Resources 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 …

Making a Difference as a Money Management Volunteer

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources AARP Oregon has been a longtime supporter of the Money Management Programs here in Oregon. Easter Seals Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services and community service agencies work together to deliver the Oregon Money Management Program around the state. Trained volunteers help low-income older adults with daily money management tasks and make a difference in people’s lives by helping them remain as independent as possible. In as little as two-hours per month volunteers can help create financial stability, prevent …