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 …

Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Do you enjoy great music? AARP Oregon is excited to be joining Villages NW for a series of fun evenings filled with music, friendship and doing good. “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” is designed with YOU in mind. Enjoy great music, at great venues, with great people! While at the same time helping to transform the future of aging by strengthening the emerging Village movement in our region. Villages NW is working across the Portland Metro area to change how …

Where the Sidewalk Ends – Livable Oregon

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources By Elaine Friesen-Strang September 4, 2014. Today is the first day of school at Mill Park Elementary in Southeast Portland. There are children in small groups running across the school’s front lawn. Others are approaching more cautiously, holding the hands of loved ones. If you are close enough, you might hear conversations in Russian, Somali, Burmese, Arabic, or 24 other languages. Over half of the 600 students who attend Mill Park speak English as their second language. These students bring …

September is Hunger Action Month: Here’s 5 things you can do to help

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Just over 50 million individuals experience food insecurity in the United States every day. Nearly 9 million of them are older adults age 50+. Unless we act, that number will only increase as the aging population grows. Food prices continue to rise rapidly, yet most incomes have remained the same, putting pressure on household food budgets. Fresh, nutritious food that older adults need to keep them in good health throughout their lifespan can be unaffordable for people who are struggling …

AARP Oregon Anti-Hunger Initiative: Become an AmeriCorps VISTA

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Would you like to help struggling older adults put healthy food on their tables in Oregon? In partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, AARP Foundation is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to work out of the AARP Oregon office in Clackamas. This is a one-year, full-time position beginning November 2014. The position entails: Convening community leaders to identify SNAP barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in local Oregon communities. Recruit, manage, and train community volunteers …