— On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits. The unexpected loss of a family member is a difficult experience for anyone. Social Security helps by providing benefits to protect service …

— Livable Communities include a choice of affordable housing – row houses, multi-plexes, cottages — all smaller units that are affordable. AARP Oregon, AIA – Southwest Oregon, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Better Eugene Springfield Transportation (BEST), Transportation Growth Management Program, held a Livability Solutions Forum: The Future of Housing on April 12. The event focused on exploring how Lane County can create more housing options. Nationally known architect and urbanist Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, Inc., who coined the term “Missing …

— Social Security is here for you when you’re traveling, whether it’s just a state away or when you’re abroad. When you open a personal and secure my Social Security account, you can access it on your terms. We put you in control of your finances and your future. With my Social Security, you can: o    Request a replacement Social Security or Medicare card if you meet certain requirements; o    Check the status of your application or appeal. o    See your …

— One of the greatest gifts you can give a grandchild is the gift of financial literacy. Helping them save money early in life and showing them how to make wise spending decisions goes a long way toward a bright financial future. As they get older, they may want to save for special purchases or their college education. You can encourage them when they get their first job to begin saving for the future, including their retirement. Planning for the Future …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— Apps for online dating? Apps for senior (make that “old folks”) dating ?!   Well, it’s 2017. We “oldies but goodies” must find our way through a new paradigm of “boy meets girl.” Actually, of “dotter and totter.” Which may be apropos in my surroundings – an Assisted Living Facility. Move aside eHarmony! Out-of-the-way Match! Butt out  Our Time! Hello ALF! The match maker of Long Term Care. * *  * Charles and Charlaine are a couple.  Once upon a …

— By Mac McLean Juanita Santana knew exactly what came next when she retired from her job as director of a Head Start program in San Francisco. She moved to Portland in 2010 and became a full-time caregiver for her parents. That took up so much time that she never thought about what life would be like after they died, which happened a few years later. “It was real difficult for me to find my niche in retirement,” said Santana, 66. …

— Por Mac McLean Juanita Santana sabía exactamente lo que iba a hacer después de jubilarse como directora de un programa Head Start en San Francisco. En el 2010 se mudó a Portland y se dedicó a cuidar a sus padres a tiempo completo. Lo hizo durante tanto tiempo que nunca pensó acerca de cómo sería su vida después de que ellos fallecieran, lo cual sucedió unos años después. “Me fue realmente difícil encontrar algo que hacer al no tener que …

— For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles. Social Security encourages you to take five steps toward your financial security. Planning for the future may seem intimidating to many, but we’ve broken the task down into small, easy steps: Get to know Social Security; Verify your earnings; Estimate your benefits; Apply for benefits; and Manage your benefits. Our website is easily accessible …

— On April 13th, AARP Oregon, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Transportation Growth Management Program, Oregon Chapter of American Planners Association hosted the Rogue Valley 17 Livability Solutions Forum: Future of Housing in Medford. The event focused on exploring how the Jackson and Josephine Counties can create more housing options, identifying barriers and challenges to more innovative housing that support residents across age, ability and income spectrums and how “missing middle housing” can be instrumental in building …