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As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
Extra support from a caring older adult helps children thrive academically. AARP Experience Corps is an intergenerational program that focuses on helping children become great readers before finishing third grade. Metropolitan Family Service, a non-profit serving the Portland area, is actively recruiting volunteers who are 50+ for the AARP Foundation Experience Corps program to tutor children in select Eastside, North Portland and Milwaukie public schools.
The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first program specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. An evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned. We had a chance to speak with Oregon Driver’s Safety State Coordinator, Craig Bussey, about his volunteer involvement and what courses are on the horizon in the coming months.
Many Oregonians are eligible to buy health insurance through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. You might be able to save money on premiums, thanks to expanded federal tax credits in the March coronavirus relief bill. Because of the pandemic, the Marketplace’s enrollment window is open through Aug. 15.
AARP awards community grants to five Oregon organizations as part of another record-breaking year for nationwide program
Communities across Oregon are all working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
Is your 65th birthday coming up? You know what that means: It’s time to prepare for Medicare. Get ahead of the game with answers from our free webinar on Medicare, including when to enroll, what’s covered and where to find help along the way.
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