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The Eugene Spring Home Show was a great place to talk to enthusiastic locals and folks from surrounding communities. Saturday, March 11, AARP staff asked visitors, “What would you do to build a community for people of all ages? People were hesitant at first, then often would come back and share their thoughts.
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Crossing the street shouldn’t mean crossing your fingers. Yet every two hours, a pedestrian in the United States is killed because a street or crosswalk is unsafe. Children, seniors, people of color and the low-income are disproportionately the victims of these fatalities. According to the 2015 Oregon State of Pedestrian Safety Report, Oregonians 65 years and older are four times more likely to be killed walking on our streets than any other age group. That is why AARP Oregon supports Measure 26-173.
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By Elaine Friesen-Strang
03.17.14 Volunteer hands
Did you know that people who volunteer are happier and have better health? Research shows that volunteers have more meaningful connections in their community and experience greater life satisfaction. That’s why we are excited to invite you to join us at two upcoming events to learn about volunteering in your community.
Don Baack
By Elaine Friesen-Strang
Age-friendly home
By Elaine Friesen-Strang
Mill Park Oreogon
By Elaine Friesen-Strang
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Welcome to our new blog series written and curated by Oregonians about the state of livability in our beautiful state.
Help out in your community on 9/11 National Day of Service 2013
Older adults are one of our city's richest resources. If we can ensure that they can participate fully in the life of the community for as long as possible, our entire community will benefit. But what does “age-friendly” really mean? How can we improve our city’s physical and social environments to allow residents to remain healthy, independent, and autonomous long into their old age?
King Louie
AARP Oregon will recognize best decorated bikes at the July 28 th North Portland Sunday Parkways.  You can submit your bike for consideration on-site at Peninsula Park between 11am and 3pm. You must provide a valid email address for notification. Submissions can also be made via twitter using #bestbikepdx @aarpor.
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