Staying at Home Forums Scheduled for December

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Oregon Is your home fit for a lifetime of living? 89 percent of older adults have told AARP they want to remain in their home and community for as long as possible. Will staying at home be an option for you or your loved one? Whether you provide care for an aging loved one or have questions about future care, join AARP Oregon for Staying at Home, a FREE community workshop coming to a location near you. Explore key issues related …

Teletown Hall to Discuss 50+ Hunger

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

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Oregon 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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon | Press 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 …

Is Your Home Ready for Autumn?

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Oregon | Press Spend Less Time on Chores, More Time on Fun with These 5 Money-Saving Tips PORTLAND, OR – September 24, 2014:  The beginning of autumn brings trees and sidewalks speckled with beautiful brightly colored leaves and days for making warm apple cider. It’s the perfect time of year for pumpkin picking and hay rides with the family before the first snowflakes hit the ground. But for most homeowners, autumn also blows in the foreboding winds of a long winter to come …

Drive Less Rogue Valley

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Oregon 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 …

SS by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Oregon | Press | Volunteering by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity It may take up to twenty minutes of hard sitting – on a plastic toilet seat, waiting for a caregiver to ease the soreness and redness of my gluteus maximus – my butt. My discomfort is a consequence of SS. In my world, SS is not Hitler’s dreaded Schutzstaffel.  Nor is it the monthly government retirement check. In my world – the world of the ALF – SS means short staffed, the …