— 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! 

— Parks and public places bring people together, help create a sense of place, and build community. Parks are the cornerstone of age-friendly and livable communities. Portland Parks & Recreation is already a treasure for the city, but as our region grows, it is timely to be thinking about the future of parks in the city and the region. AARP is excited to support Portland Parks Foundation’s Green Dreams: Seeding Portland’s Next Parks Movement series this March. Join other Portlanders for …

— We are busy finalizing the 2019 Portland Metro area NeighborWalks and we are excited to give you a speak peek at the schedule. This year’s season will start on May 28th and end October 12th. We are working hard to plan fun opening and closing celebrations as well as, of course, accessible routes and educational opportunities so we can learn about the history and current issues of the neighborhoods  where we walk. We may not be able to guarantee perfect …

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— Do you want to be more involved with your city, county and regional government – and your community? Then CIVICS 101 is for you! AARP Oregon is joining Elders in Action this year to bring you this five-part training series and we invite you to join us. Connect with other civic minded people from your own city and region and learn about the structure and operation of various levels of government, engage with elected officials, and advocate for causes you believe …

— Share your experience, skills and passion while helping AARP achieve the goals that 50+ residents of your state care about most as an AARP Oregon volunteer. Research shows that volunteering contributes to better health and overall wellbeing. In addition, volunteers are a backbone of our communities. AARP volunteers help address community needs such as health and financial security through advocacy and outreach. In the Portland Metro area we are especially looking for: Advocates who will work with staff and other …

—   It was April 1994. The newly elected President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was appearing at a Forum on Youth and Violence and other weighty subjects to which a president is compelled to apply his wisdom and intellect, while assuming the gravitas image assumed to be held by those who inhabit the Oval Office.   The Forum was sponsored by the 24- hour rock video cable network, MTV   The wavy-haired, young President stood tall as he faced …

— Hank hates prunes. At least in liquid form. At the dining table, when a caregiver/server pushes a glass of prune juice in front of him, his nose wrinkles, his nostrils spread, the lines on his forehead squeeze together, his eye’s external apparatus – lids, lashes, and brows – squish down – as though he were constipated. Ironic, because that’s the majeure raison for the prune juice in the first place -to ameliorate constipation. Hank turns to me with a wondering …

—    Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military members who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website. You can find it at https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/ The Wounded Warriors …

— In homes and communities across the United States, millions of Americans quietly care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones, helping them to stay at home as they age. “Family caregivers help their loved ones with everything from bathing and dressing to preparing meals and administering medication, usually while also working full- or part- time jobs,” said AARP Oregon Government Relations Director Jon Bartholomew. “We want to give a shout out to folks who are caring for loved ones …

— AARP  Oregon is hosting a free lunchtime workshop, Ready, Set, Retire! at 11:30 November 14 at the Chemeketa Eola/Northwest Wine Studies Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW Salem, OR 97304. According to recent research by DHM Research in Portland, more than half (65%) of Oregonians feel at least “somewhat” anxious that they will have enough money to live through their retirement years. “It’s important while we’re still working to assess our retirement readiness,” said Joyce DeMonnin, AARP Oregon Communications Director. …

— Portland City Council with Age Friendly Business Award winners and members of the Age Friendly Economic Development and Work Subcommittee. PORTLAND, OR – The Age Friendly Portland and Multnomah County Advisory Council hosted the inaugural Age-Friendly Business Awards Ceremony at City Hall with greetings from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Nick Fish. The Ceremony was followed by Mayor Wheeler proclaiming October 31st as ‘Age Friendly Business Day’ in Council Chambers. (See a short video of the event here). Businesses, nonprofits …