Local Help to Understand and Afford Your Medicare

Local Help to Understand and Afford Your Medicare

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Let’s face it; Medicare is expensive and confusing. Many struggle to pay for prescriptions and no longer try to compare the dozens of Medicare plans. But Medicare is too important to leave to chance. Signing up for the right plan not only saves you money, but also ensures the care you need. Medicare also pays for the many preventive services that keep us healthy. Things like exams, shots, lab tests and screenings. The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (or “SHIBA”) …

Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force to Meet Tuesday

Posted on 03/14/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources New fact-finding panel will explore ways to help Oregonians increase retirement savings Formed by bipartisan legislation, Interim Task Force on Retirement Savings convenes Tuesday SALEM – The demographics are daunting. Oregon’s senior population is projected to double in the next two decades. Yet at the same time, many people have little or no retirement savings – and an estimated half of workers do not even have a retirement savings option through their employer. The low rate of savings for retirees is expected …

Portland Women's Expo 3/15/14

Portland Women’s Expo 3/15/14

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Ahh Saturday. It’s arguably the best day of the week. I mean, for the most part, you get to sleep in. Do whatever you like. And not have to worry about waking up early for work the next morning. It is the backbone of the weekend. That one special day of the week that encompasses exciting promises and adventurous plans. But, for as amazing as it is, there does exist one problem with Saturday; it’s one day. You can only …

Career Transformations

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Have you or a loved one recently been laid off or are looking for work? Are you thinking about changing careers? Whether you are seeking meaning in your career, or just a new job, or simply want to explore your real possibilities, don’t miss the Career Transformations Conference in Medford on Saturday, March 15th.  AARP Oregon is proud to be a sponsor of this great annual event again this year along with Southern Oregon University and other community partners. Join us …

Q&A with Sharon & Howard Johnson, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists

Q&A with Sharon & Howard Johnson, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists

Posted on 01/14/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources Sharon and Howard Johnson of Jacksonville, are both National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS). The Johnsons are also co-founders of Age-Friendly Innovators, Inc. Howard is the host of  the AARP RVTV program, Age-Friendly Rogue Valley. What inspired you to go into this line of work?  I don’t think we see it as “work” so much as trying to fill a pressing need to assist the exploding demographic of older adults to remain at home as they age–either …

Your 2014 Resolution: Be a Safer Driver

Posted on 12/23/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Local Resources by Chris Thomas, Public News Service-OR (12/16/13) PORTLAND, Ore. – In rural Oregon, it’s the weather – and in cities, add the traffic – that can make winter a tough time to be behind the wheel. AARP Oregon can’t change that, but its newly revamped “Smart Driver” program can help people cope with those challenges and others, particularly if they’re age 50 or older. AARP is a longtime provider of driver safety courses. AARP Oregon volunteer chief trainer Curtis Hanson …