SS by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

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

Press 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 …

Does It Bounce? by Dick Weinman, The Thin Edge of Dignity

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press I slide down in my wheelchair and sigh as I look at the crinkles in the bottom sheet of my bed, as I’m about to be helped into it for the night.  I flashback to when I was ten or eleven – some seventy years ago – I was a city kid attending summer camp in the mountains of New England.  We lived in a rustic (at least, that was our perception) cabin, in what was advertised as country, outdoors …

AARP Oregon Anti-Hunger Initiative: Become an AmeriCorps VISTA

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Press 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 …

More Oregon Women Face Retirement Insecurity

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

Press Women face special challenges while trying to build a secure retirement for themselves. Studies show that 60 percent of boomer-age women say they aren’t confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. The problem isn’t unique to boomers – it’s a woman thing. Some of our greatest strengths as women also make us more economically vulnerable. Specifically, our tendency to take care of others first – including taking time out of the workforce to care for children and …

Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers Coming to Portland

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

Press 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

Press 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 …