Bandana Shrestha

Bandana Shrestha is the Community Engagement Director for AARP Oregon. She leads the strategic engagement of members, communities, and partners in AARP's work in the state. Bandana also leads AARP Oregon’s work on livable communities, caregiving and long-term care education, and at-risk populations. Before joining AARP, Bandana served as Director of Model Programs and Partnerships for the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, where she developed and led volunteer based programs to serve and engage older adults and diverse under-served communities. Passionate social change agent. Avid crafter. Reluctant outdoor enthusiast.
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Learn about the rich history and contributions of and explore important issues impacting African-Americans in Oregon.
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AARP Oregon is excited to bring you several virtual concerts to enjoy right from home.
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Metro's Transportation 2020 and Our Region's Transportation Future
AARP volunteers are in a class of their own! They bring a lifetime of experience, passion for the well-being of their community and a desire to serve. This year, we will be featuring other AARP volunteer leaders who are working on behalf of 50+ Oregonians and their families in our state.
June is LGBT Pride month! The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. This year, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the LGBT civil rights movement. To honor and celebrate this important anniversary, AARP Oregon has several events planned.
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May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! AARP recognizes the needs of AAPI communities and works to provide us all the resources to grow and live life together—now and beyond. This month, we invite you to join us in recognizing and celebrating AAPI communities.
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Across Oregon, from the high deserts to the temperate coast, Oregonians love their communities and envision a future where they can continue to live and thrive where they live. That is the overwhelming conclusion of the Building a Communities for All Ages: Age-Friendly Oregon listening tour that AARP Oregon conducted in the summer and fall of 2019. Findings from the statewide tour, which included community conversations in thirteen communities spanning the state, as well as interviews with community leaders and subject matter experts representing diverse sectors and geographies, will be available for distribution in May 2019.
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