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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

Elaine Friesen-Strang

—   This is the first in a new series of blogs by the Oregon State Volunteer President Two months after my father’s death, I responded to an article in the AARP Bulletin seeking new volunteers in Oregon. To be honest, I knew more about the organization’s advertisements than its policies. My situation had not been unlike many baby boomers–I was working full time while carrying out the responsibilities of a devoted daughter. As my father’s Power of Attorney, my heart …

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— As kids we spent many long hours in our neighborhood playing games of kick the can. One of the main goals in the game (if you were “it”) was to protect the can from other players, while also looking for hidden players and calling them out. Now, as mid-life adults, we are too preoccupied with life to think about the kick the can game or even the symbolic “can” for our generation: Social Security. As a society, continuing to “kick …

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—   It’s a fitness center for geriatrics of all decades. The cut off is 50 years of age. But only a few members are that young. Most are “Boomers,” old enough to have grown their hair shoulder length and delved into LSD. Others, like me, just missed the free living and stoned sixties. We wear tie-die, but we’re in our 80s. In our community, even nonagenarians pump iron. Where can you find this assemblage of energetic old bodies? In Fitness …

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—                           By Debbie Cahill, AARP Oregon Volunteer No one would say Lloyd and Pauline Anderson tip toe through life – or beyond it. Pragmatic and hardworking may be ways you could describe this couple – but they have something more. They’ve continually given back to help make our community and state a great place to live. At ages 91 and 92 respectively, they still have an interest in …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid.  Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Now, he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help …

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— By Dick Weinman, AARP Volunteer and Assisted Living Guru Shakespeare said it – as he always has: All the world’s a stage                         And all the men and women,                         Merely players. The words, put in the mouth of the melancholy philosopher, Jacques, in As You Like It, continue: And every man – and woman – plays many parts. Shakespeare then proceeds to organize these parts into several inter-related generational segments. Thus this famous soliloquy is known as “The Seven …

Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

Rep. Tobias Read

—   By Rep. Tobias Read When I came to Oregon years ago as a student at Willamette University, I was inspired by our motto of service and the dedication to a healthy and supportive community. As I grew to love my adopted home state, it became clear to me that this is a special place, one that deserves leaders who think ahead toward sustainable, long-run solutions that offer everyone an opportunity to thrive. I think Oregonians have rightly come to …