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by Elaine Friesen-Strang
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By Elaine Friesen-Strang
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It’s a fact: as we get older our needs change. Sometimes the very things that made a house a home in our youth become daily hurdles as we age. AARP Livable Oregon recently talked with Nancy Tanner about her move with her husband to a community more suited for their changing needs.
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Did you know that Oregon drivers are responsible for traveling approximately 33.1 billion vehicle miles every year! What would you do if you could not drive? Thankfully driving is not the only way to get around!
Is Your Neighborhood Walkable?
The difference between breaking and keeping those New Year’s resolutions can be as simple as a pair of walking shoes. After driving, walking is the most popular means of travel in the United States. It’s easy, cheap and gentle on the body and environment. Doctors recommend adults engage in physical exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, five or more times a week, to maintain and improve health.
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