It’s Never Too Late to Save by Joyce DeMonnin

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

Press Working Longer: They say pay yourself first when it comes to saving money, but for many busy moms like Sandra Teske, AARP member of Oregon City, she often put her needs last. With two children, she didn’t have a career as a younger woman that allowed her to save for retirement. Little did she know as a younger woman how important Social Security would be to her future.  By the time her kids were grown,Sandra was behind on her retirement …

AARP Caregiving Survey: Opinions and Experiences of Oregon Registered Voters Age 45 and Older

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

Press PORTLAND, OREGON — A new AARP survey of Oregon registered voters age 45 and older, found that 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible with the help of family caregivers. When the basic tasks of life become more difficult due to aging or illness, the vast majority of Oregonians (90%) said it is important to have services that allow people to stay in their own home as they age; but the family …

AARP Oregon 2015 Policy Priorities

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

Press 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 …

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

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

Press 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, …

Longtime Volunteer Jane Baumgarten captures 2014 Andrus Award

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press AARP Oregon is pleased to announce that Jane Baumgarten of North Bend has been selected the 2014 AARP Oregon’s Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The Andrus Award is named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and honors an outstanding Oregon volunteer age 50 or older who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Jane has worked many decades with …

Chocolate on your Mind? What will it do for Brain Health?

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press Yum. Chocolate. Did you know that chocolate can help trigger the brain’s pleasure centers for a happier, healthier life? That is just one of the many exciting revelations that will be revealed when brain health expert Roger Anunsen, addresses the crowd at AARP Oregon’s upcoming “Food and Music for Thought: The Six Essentials for Brain Health” on December 4th, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Downtown Athletic Club & Conference Center, 999 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401. Learn the …