Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force to Meet Tuesday

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

Press 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 …

AARP Oregon Presents 2013 Andrus Award to Eugene Resident Sharon Looney

AARP Oregon Presents 2013 Andrus Award to Eugene Resident Sharon Looney

Posted on 11/25/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Media Contact: S. Buckingham November 25, 2013                                                                                  503-513-7367                                                                                                                          AARP OREGON PRESENTS 2013 ANDRUS AWARD TO EUGENE RESIDENT SHARON LOONEY CLACKAMAS, OR – Eugene resident Sharon Looney has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 AARP Oregon Andrus Award for Community Service. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award, is given annually and recognizes outstanding volunteers who are sharing their expertise, talent, and skills to enrich …

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Nisei WWII Vets Comes to Oregon

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Nisei WWII Vets Comes to Oregon

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press   AARP is proud to sponsor the Smithsonian seven-city tour of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Japanese American World War II veterans. The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded in 2011 to Japanese American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments.   The tour launched at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans in January and will be at the Oregon History Museum, Portland, Ore.—Aug. 24-Sept. 29, 2013.   After the tour leaves …

Broad coalition of small businesses, working parents and seniors calls on Oregon legislature to stand up to Wall Street pressure on retirement security

Broad coalition of small businesses, working parents and seniors calls on Oregon legislature to stand up to Wall Street pressure on retirement security

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press (Salem, Ore.)— The Retirement in Reach coalition (a broad group of organizations representing approximately 900,000 Oregonians) today attacked “Wall Street financial interests” that are fighting HB 3436B. In a press conference held at the Oregon State Capitol, the coalition called on the Oregon Legislature to pass the bill to create a task force to study ways to increase retirement savings for working Oregonians. “This is a classic battle between Main Street and Wall Street,” said Deborah Field, co-owner of Paperjam …

Curtis Hanson named 2012 Oregon & West-1 Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 05/9/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press   Curtis Hanson, a nine-year Instructor volunteer with AARP-Oregon Driver Safety, Trainer since 2005, and Oregon’s Chief Trainer since June 2010, is the 2012 ADS West-1 Region Volunteer of the Year. Julie E. Lee, AARP Vice President and Director of Driver Safety announced Hanson’s selection at the March meeting of West-1 and West-2 Chief Trainers, Regional and State Coordinators. Lee and Regional Coordinators Betty Chatburn (W-1) and Bill Isert (W-2) applauded Hanson’s selection. As the West-1 Regional Volunteer of the …

AARP Foundation Announces New Relationship with VISTA Volunteers to Combat Older Adult Hunger

AARP Foundation Announces New Relationship with VISTA Volunteers to Combat Older Adult Hunger

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press PORTLAND – AARP Foundation together with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, will receive VISTA volunteers (VISTAs) to support AARP Foundation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and application assistance projects for older adults in Oregon. The VISTA volunteers will work with AARP Foundation staff and volunteers to develop and implement local programs to educate and/or enroll struggling older people age 60+, in SNAP/food stamps. Additionally, VISTA volunteers will help with training volunteers, engaging in …