The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, to lobby days at the Capitol, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Oregon. We hope you’ll join us!
With the help of our legislative advocate volunteers, AARP members, staff leadership and in concert with our partners, we advocated on a broad range of issues to improve the lives of older Oregonians and their families.
AARP Oregon, the city of Portland and Oregon Walks are kicking off a season of NeighborWalks, with nine guided walks on tap through October. The 10 a.m. walks are around 2 miles and go through neighborhoods, parks and city sites, often focusing on historical highlights.
According to the 2023 AARP Vital Voices survey, 85 percent of Oregonians 45 and older consider being able to pay for their prescription drugs as extremely or very important. That’s up from 73 percent reported in the last Oregon survey, which was conducted in 2020.
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, now called "Black Wall Street," was a vibrant and prosperous community. Despite the challenges and racial injustices they faced, residents of this community built a thriving neighborhood filled with successful Black-owned businesses, attorneys, doctors, and real estate agents. Their achievements were nothing short of remarkable and served as a beacon of hope for Black Americans nationwide.