Joyce DeMonnin

Finances 50+
Women are three times as likely as men to say they can’t afford to save for retirement and in general have lower rates of financial literacy. Women also make up the majority of caregivers, and are three times more likely than men to quit their jobs to care for a family member.
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Gov. Kate Brown kicked off the Age Friendly statewide summit with more than 300 people attending at the Asian Health Services Center, in Portland. (You can read her remarks here.)
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Some people might say that Geneva Craig, RN, Ph.D., is a person who helps build bridges between people and across communities with her gentle tenacity and stellar storytelling.
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Judy Bowen of Dallas, Oregon was allergic to one of the standard medications used to treat Type 2 diabetes. As a result, she must take a more expensive version, which has out of pocket expenses of $250 a month. Bowen is discouraged by the high cost of prescription drugs.
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Rediscovering the joys of lifelong learning
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Volunteers make our communities great places to live work and play. Now you can you love your favorite volunteer back by  nominating that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award.
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A large number of Americans are unprepared financially for retirement. Are you on track? Check in with AARP Oregon to learn what you need to know about critical programs such as Social Security, Medicare and work past retirement.
Ruby Haughton Pitts
As a black woman who is also over the age of 50, it breaks my heart when we receive calls from AARP members who cannot find jobs or even get an interview in a labor market that is screaming for qualified workers. People whose jobs have been downsized or who have had to leave the workforce to care for a loved one often find it difficult to re-enter the workforce. Many start tapping into their retirement savings or must take Social Security earlier thereby forgoing full benefits and losing needed retirement income.
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I winced when I received the Newsletter of my ALF. The Newsletter for the Spring months of March or April is usually devoted to the reawakening of nature, a celebration, both religious and mythological, of what Stravinsky imagined musically, as “The Rites of Spring.”
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