AARP's investment in a Springfield neighborhood is part of recognizing the city's efforts at becoming an age-friendly community. The Willamalane fitness park will be the only one in Oregon to feature FitLot equipment.
Most of the people displaced by the Almeda Drive wildfire were low-income older residents who lived in one of a dozen mobile-home parks along the Oregon 99/I-5 corridor. Efforts to help them have been hampered by a tight job market, limited housing and the restrictions of the pandemic.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will implement sanitary and social distancing precautions, use technology such as video chats and other strategies to keep clients as safe as possible during the pandemic.
Many Oregonians are using telemedicine for the first time. The pandemic has underscored disparities in the state with access to health care and broadband internet access.
AARP Oregon is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve on its Executive Council and Diversity Advisory Committee, which help guide advocacy, outreach and service efforts around the state.
According to an AARP survey, many older adults report age bias at work. A task force could help examine the laws and champion legislation to address age discrimination in the workplace.
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