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July 08, 2014

Join a VIEWS Conversation on Aging in July

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The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during July. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to talk…
July 08, 2014

Will your money last for your lifetime?

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee A wise man once said, “Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” While that may be sage advice, aging is a fact of life, one which we will regret…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Joan Albertson and fellow volunteer Marc Willis use a GPD Gator to travel the Springwater Corridor Trail.
July 08, 2014

Volunteer works to bridge the gap in understanding

by Anne Endicott
For Gresham's Joan Albertson, it's all about trust and confidence in her city's law enforcement It’s always refreshing to stumble across someone who doesn’t subscribe to convention. Joan…
July 08, 2014

July 2014 calendar

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Calendar items for July are due by 5 p.m. July 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage Center,…
July 08, 2014

Savvy money-saving tips for seniors

by Jason Alderman
Money Matters: Jason Alderman We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you’re a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted goods and services can mean the difference…
by: PHOTO: ANNIE LINDEKUGEL/ANNIES SWEET PEA PHOTOGRAPHY - Mary Valentine (left) and Debra Millegan (right) attended Cirque du Hope, the May 9 benefit for Parkinsons Resources of Oregon.
July 08, 2014

News briefs: July 2014

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Parkinson’s of Oregon benefit raises more than $230,000 Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon’s fifth annual dinner and auction, “Cirque du Hope,” raised more than $230,000 for the organization. The…
July 08, 2014

Social Security service changes coming soon

by Alan Edwards
To meet increasing service demands despite shrinking budgets, Social Security has invested in technological innovations offering more convenient, cost-effective and secure options for the…
July 08, 2014

Some things are worth the risk

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue When I saw the little tents going up, I got a little bit more excited than usual. They all said, “Fireworks for sale,” but this was the first year that Washington…
July 08, 2014

'Hello, I'm the Dodger - uh, I mean, doctor'

by Candy Puterbaugh
Life Lines: Candy Puterbaugh “The Dodgers lost it in the ninth inning!” my husband fumed recently when he returned home from work, slamming his briefcase down to emphasize his grief. “Was there…
June 15, 2014

Let me tell you about the good old days ... and get off my lawn,…

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue “You think this is bad ...” “I can remember when ...” “Back when I was younger ...” “The price of gas was only 35 cents back in '68 ...” Whenever you hear a phrase…

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Jun 13, 2014

Charitable Hands, warm hearts

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From Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center has a very charitable group that meets called Creative Hands. They knit,…
Jun 13, 2014

End-of-life vigils seek volunteers; orientation June 25

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Jim Pfeifer, program director for No One Dies Alone, a Signature Hospice volunteer program, is seeking more volunteers to hold end-of-life vigils for the dying. The program's Compassionate…
Jun 12, 2014

Check in with Social Security before traveling outside the U.S.

by Alan Edwards
From Social Security Public Affairs, Portland Mark Twain once advised people to “Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Americans today have taken that advice to heart,…
by: FILE PHOTO - Margaret Doherty, workshop speaker.
Jun 09, 2014

Saving for retirement? Better get a move on

by Merry MacKinnon
Reduced workplace pensions put pressure on workers to find other ways to save AARP has always promoted financial security for seniors. But a recent AARP-sponsored workshop hammered in the…
Jun 06, 2014

Learn the upside of downsizing in free presentations

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Have you thought about simplifying your life? Learn how in a free presentation called The Upside to Downsizing Conference, scheduled at four different Portland-area locations this summer. The…
Jun 04, 2014

Donate used eyeglasses to Legacy and the Lions

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Give your old eyeglasses another use by donating them to someone in need. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and Legacy Devers Eye Institute are collecting used eyeglasses during a drive to…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Secretary of State Kate Brown, right, presents an award to Store to Door Executive Director Kiersten Ware, center, and Board Member Michelle Carew, left.
Jun 03, 2014

Store to Door receives state award for service

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The Portland-area agency Store to Door, which shops for and delivers groceries to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities, was honored at the 2014 Governor's Volunteers Awards program. In…
Jun 07, 2014

Do your investments match your social values?

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee More people are asking values-based questions before investing their money. They ask about diversity, sustainability, corporate management and environmental policies.…
Jun 02, 2014

Flying with a 6-month-old requires baby steps

by Candy Puterbaugh
Life Lines: Candy Puterbaugh It sounded simple enough. Fly from Portland to San Diego with my two grown sons and 6-month-old granddaughter for my nephew’s wedding. My husband and daughter-in-law…
HOLLY PRUETT
Jun 01, 2014

Life-cycle celebrant marks cradle-to-grave events

by Merry MacKinnon
Holly Pruett helps her clients create ceremonies to mark life's milestones For 51-year-old Holly Pruett, her work as a life-cycle celebrant is a calling, a way to help people use ceremonies to…