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.
In the run-up to the Nov. 8 gubernatorial election, AARP Oregon is presenting a series of issue-oriented online town halls, featuring topics important to those 50-plus. The state office will share with gubernatorial candidates the concerns that emerge from the 75-minute sessions.
During May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AARP Oregon will celebrate the contributions of this growing segment of the state’s population. Register at: https://aarp.cventevents.com/AAPIMonth-OR22
There will soon be a new outdoor spot to get fit and healthy, thanks to AARP’s initiative with the nonprofit FitLot. Opening later this summer, the Willamalane fitness park, in Springfield, will be the state’s first with FitLot equipment.
It’s important to be ready when disaster strikes. Whether it’s a flood, wildfire or other emergency common to Oregon, these events disproportionately affect older adults, many of whom have mobility, chronic disease or disability challenges that require them to seek extra assistance to get to safety.