OSU’s Center for Healthy Aging Research seeks volunteers for research registry

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

Local Resources CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University is recruiting volunteers to join a registry for possible participation in future studies related to the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults. People age 50 and older who live in Oregon are invited to sign up for the LIFE Registry. Those who join the registry will receive information about opportunities to participate in OSU research. Joining the registry does not obligate volunteers to be in …

Annual AARP Night at the Portland Trail Blazers

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

Local Resources Are you ready for some…..Basketball? Come out and join other AARP members in a Party Suite for a special evening of fun, as we cheer on the Portland Trail Bazers when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves!  The game is Wednesday, April 8th with tip off at 7:00 p.m. at the Moda Center. We will party-hardy, but only have 50 tickets to sell to this special evening. In addition to exclusive access to the Party Suite to enjoy the game, …

AARP Livable Oregon Talks with Mayor Charlie Hales – Livable Oregon

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

Local Resources   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 …

AARP Oregon 2015 Policy Priorities

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources The state legislative session begins soon and here is AARP Oregon’s priorities. We can use your help. If you are interested in our advocacy efforts, sign up for regular updates at aarp.org/getinvolved. CAREGIVING CARE Act – The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act improves health, improves care, and reduces health care costs by treating family caregivers as if they are part of the care team of a patient admitted into a hospital. Specifically would: o   Provide an admitted patient an opportunity …

Who? by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

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

Local Resources 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 …

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

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

Local Resources 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, …