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 …

Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers Coming to Portland

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Kauffman FastTrac and AARP to help those over 50 pursue their entrepreneurial dreams PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-area residents aged 50 and over soon will be able to learn how to more effectively turn their entrepreneurial ideas into business success thanks to a new program from Kauffman FastTrac® and AARP. “FastTrac NewVenture™ for the Boomer Entrepreneur” is specifically designed to help Baby Boomers who are considering entrepreneurship to hone their unique strengths, experience and expertise in order to start their own businesses. …

Jon Bartholomew Joins AARP Oregon

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Clackamas, Oregon — Jonathan (Jon) Bartholomew has been selected AARP Oregon’s ASD for Advocacy, announced State Director Jerry Cohen. Jon will replace Rick Bennett who is retiring from the position at the end of August. “Having worked with Jon on several initiatives and groups, including the Oregon Campaign for Seniors and People with Disabilities, we are thrilled Jon will be joining the AARP Oregon team on August 18th,” said Cohen. “He is already familiar with many of the issues AARP …

AARP Member Discount for Lumberjack Breakfast, September 7, Portland

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources The World Forestry Center will host the third annual Lumberjack Breakfast on Sunday, September 7. Taking place under the tented plaza on the World Forestry Center campus, attendees will be served up plenty o’ pancakes with a loaded toppings bar, eggs, sausage, bacon and more. There will also be entertainment, music, games, trivia and prizes for the kids! Ticket price also includes admission into the Discovery Museum which will feature the new special exhibit “Go Figure.” Using popular children’s books, …

Stay in your own home with Oregon Project Independence

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Do you, or someone you know, need help remaining in your home independently? AARP Oregon has just learned that the Oregon Legislature provided funding to expand the Oregon Project Independence (OPI) program to serve individuals between the ages of 19-59 in Benton, Clatsop, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla and Washington counties. This is a one year pilot project which will study the need and cost of providing the OPI program to younger adults on a permanent basis. …

Bracing Reality: Real Women Speak Blog

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources By Elaine Friesen Strang Waiting for a recent appointment, I read an article by Oprah’s creative director describing the six accessorizing rules fashion savvy women should observe.  Evidently, I had much to learn about “polishing” my look. Before I could finish reading the advice column, I was beckoned to a patient room to be fitted for a new accessory I wasn’t keen on wearing: a sparkling metallic knee brace.  Knees are problematic in my family, but we’re not alone.  WebMD …