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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAs we end the year, I am deeply grateful for our community of cherished residents and staff members and looking forward to the new year.

Beaverton Lodge -- an independent, locally owned retirement living community founded in 1988 -- offers comfort in continuity and delight in the unfolding seasons throughout the year.

Situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, the landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species. Our residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches on which to stop, sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library and the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents find all the features one would want in a retirement community: large apartments with storage closets; a full-service dining room; a mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

In the spring and summer, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and squash. The Beaverton Farmer’s Market is just a few blocks away, with fresh local homegrown produce.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

I look forward to meeting new residents this year. Stop by for a complimentary lunch and tour of our community.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005


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DR. IRINA MOGA, DDS - Dr. Irina MogaIt’s open-enrollment season. Deciding whether to buy dental insurance is a very important decision for you and your family. In addition to limiting your financial risk from some dental expenses, dental insurance can help in a number of other ways.

Dental insurance plans:

· Generally cover regular professional visits that include teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments. These visits, combined with proper flossing and brushing at home, help avoid tooth decay and promote healthy gums. Plans may also cover other aspects of professional dental care, including fillings, crowns and root canals.

· Can help pay for unexpected dental emergencies and damage to your teeth that may be expensive to fix.

· Will help your children establish healthy preventative dental habits early on. Regular oral exams, cleanings and X-rays are important to long-term dental health.

It’s important to assess your known dental needs and those of your family. For example, are any family members likely to need orthodontia, wisdom-tooth extraction, periodontal (gum) care, cosmetic procedures, bridgework or dentures this coming year? Does your employer offer a Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account to save for larger expenditures?

Here are a few good questions to ask when comparing dental plans:

Which dentists are within this plan’s preferred provider network?

Which services are covered under this plan and which are not?

How much will I have to pay (monthly premiums, co-pays and annual deductibles) and what is the annual maximum coverage?

Don’t hesitate to call our office to ask questions that may inform your decision.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Beaverton ClinicIt’s open enrollment season again, when consumers make critical decisions about health insurance coverage and health care providers.

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ABEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Normans people get older and become more vulnerable through physical aging, slower cognitive skills and limited mobility, they may begin to experience fear or anxiety.

Loved ones should recognize that such fears are a normal response to change, even in someone who once had a confident stride and attitude. Fears – even those that may seem baseless – should be recognized and their concerns should be addressed.

Studies show that 30 to 50 percent of elderly people fear falling and being injured. Others may be frightened to cook, concerned they may start a fire. Not being able to drive, which can be caused by vision problems or slower reflexes, fuels a senior’s biggest fear -- loss of independence.

A small degree of fear can be healthy, inspiring an aging adult to get a cane or walker. A high degree of fear may result in a senior sitting too much and losing muscle tone, which actually increases the likelihood of falling.

Some seniors may have concerns about moving to a retirement or assisted living community. Such concerns are often based in unfamiliarity with the services such a community may offer, the facility itself, opportunities to be active and social, medication assistance and safety measures.

Our retirement community, Beaverton Lodge, inspires confidence in our residents and helps them live healthier, happier lives.

Beaverton Lodge is a locally owned, welcoming community on a beautiful, walkable campus.

Call us today to arrange a tour. And have a wonderful holiday season!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005


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DR. MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina Moga, DDSYou may have a parent, spouse or friend who has difficulty maintaining a healthy mouth on their own. How can you help?

Two things are critical:

· Help them keep their mouth clean with reminders to brush and floss daily.

· Make sure they get to a dentist regularly.

These steps can prevent many problems, but tasks that once seemed so simple can become very challenging.

If your loved one is having difficulty with brushing and flossing, talk to a dentist or hygienist who can provide helpful tips or a different approach.

For a patient who wear dentures, pay close attention to eating habits. If they’re having difficulty eating or are not eating as much as usual, denture problems could be the cause.

When you’re caring for someone who is confined to bed, they may have so many health problems that it’s easy to forget about oral health. However, it’s still very important because bacteria from the mouth can be inhaled into the lungs and cause pneumonia.

Our team offers a full range of dental care in an inviting and comforting setting, along with a level of personal attention and compassion you won’t find elsewhere.

We are committed to providing comprehensive oral health care, with a strong emphasis on prevention.

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Dr. Moga offers full dental care, including extractions, while Michael Moga expertly crafts dentures in the same office.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005



Beaverton's Features

COURTESY: BRICKARTIST.COM - A very large exhibit of Nathan Sawaya's Lego art, 'The Art of the Brick,' will show at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry through May.
February 16, 2017

'The Art of the Brick,' LEGO style

by Jason Vondersmith
Artist Nathan Sawaya is bringing his colorful creations to OMSI, starting this weekend.
COURTESY PHOTO - Rainbow Dance Theatre uses African beats paired with dance to trace the roots of hip-hop.
February 16, 2017

Hip-hop, anyone?

by Michael Sproles
A Monmouth-based group is bringing dance and West African percussion to the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
COURTESY: PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - 'Rodin: The Human Experience,' which shows through April 16 at Portland Art Museum, showcases 52 selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, all casted by the Rodin Museum in Paris.
February 09, 2017

Rodin exhibition on display at Portland Art Museum

by Joseph Gallivan
The French sculptor's bronze work is less well-known than 'The Thinker' and 'The Kiss.'

February 09, 2017

Works by Danish artist on display in Garden Home

by The Times
A public reception is slated for Friday at the Nordia House Cultural Center.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FLATIRON BOOKS - Author Stephanie Garber comes to Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing on Thursday.
February 06, 2017

Mystery, Myth and Menace

by Dana Haynes
Stephanie Garber bring her fantasy novel, 'Caraval,' to town at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Powell's at Cedar Hill Crossing.
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Andrea Enright poses on the set of the upcoming Broadway Rose show, 'Company.'
February 02, 2017

Actress wears her heart on her sleeve

by Barbara Sherman
Andrea Enright is still grieving loss of her husband, but returning to acting is bringing her new joy.
COURTESY PHOTO - Tara Velarde, now a solo artist, is a singer/songwriter influenced by the likes of Regina Spektor, Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, Judy Garland and more.
February 02, 2017

Sweetness and power: Pacific grad releases solo album

by Michael Sproles
Tara Velarde debuts a solo album that shows off her vocals.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKEWOOD THEATRE - Gary L. Anderson plays both a suspect and a sleuth in the latest mystery at Lakewood Theatre.
January 26, 2017

Murder, mayhem and the occasional martini

by Dana Haynes
Performances of Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Nile' continue at Lakewood Community Theatre.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: ADAM WICKHAM - Kent Wall (left) and David Boyle at a Raindriver practice session.
January 19, 2017

Hard-driving Raindriver

by Dana Haynes
The band is playing at the Dublin Pub, 6821 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21.
COURTESY PHOTO - Olympia Provisions is one of the restaurants in the running to be a winner at the Good Food Awards.
January 19, 2017

Bread & Brew: Which artisans will win Good Food Awards?

by Jennifer Anderson
Winners of the national competition will be announced this weekend in San Francisco.
January 12, 2017

Tall tales, terrible foes, triumphs

by Dana Haynes
Centerpiece of a Nordic Northwest exhibition is the book, 'The Troll With No Heart.'
COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff Farrar, manager at Ridgewalker taproom in Forest Grove, plays the Sassy Santa in a video advertising an ugly sweater dance party at the venue. Farrar and his co-workers have a good time coming up with new, entertaining material for the taprooms Facebook page.
January 12, 2017

A stormtrooper and a Wookiee walk into a bar...

by Michael Sproles
A Forest Grove taproom has added costumes and fun to its menu.
January 12, 2017

Wind ensemble slates two shows in Beaverton

by The Times
Shows are scheduled for Jan. 18 and Jan. 21 at the library auditorium.
COURTESY: NBC UNIVERSAL - 'Grimm' stars David Giuntoli (Nick Burkhardt) and Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette/Eve), who are engaged, plan to live in Portland after the end of the show.
January 05, 2017

'Grimm' tidings

by Jason Vondersmith
As the television series wraps up, the cast lauds the local community.
January 05, 2017

Hollands celebrate 60th anniversary

by The Times
The Beaverton couple was married in Portland on Dec. 29, 1956.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Symphony will present a free community concert Jan. 5 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
December 29, 2016

Oregon Symphony will play free family concert

by Michael Sproles
The orchestra will play music from Strauss to 'Harry Potter' at a Hillsboro performance to open the 2017 season.
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Folks skate on the ice rink at Winter Village at Orenco Station on Saturday, Dec. 3.
December 22, 2016

Orenco outdoor skating rink slides into second year

by Geoff Pursinger
Hillsboro's ice rink is expected to draw more than 7,000 people this month.

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