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Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The daffodils are blooming in Beaverton; spring is in the air!  Budding trees and spring flowers remind us of life yet lived.  Out of baron winter the earth breaks forth into spectacles of color and beauty.  Spring arouses the senses: a feast for the eyes, fragrant smells for the nose, the […]

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Health & Happiness: Protecting our Parents

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Protecting our Parents

By Joy Cote Would you give a five-year-old control over your finances? This question was posed to me by a woman whose sister had Alzheimer’s. Her sister had drained her bank account giving away all her money to a phone scam, there was nothing that could be done once this had happened. I told her […]

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Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

By Rhonda Kay Leonard I attended a funeral this week.  It was a beautiful experience.  I went away with a full heart, thinking about lessons learned from this man and other elders I’ve been privileged to know. Some lessons learned include: People don’t age on the inside. We reject the label, “senior”.  We prefer to […]

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Beaverton Senior Life: Laughter is the Best Medicine

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Senior Life: Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Rhonda Kay Leonard In my work at UHS, we aid and assist people at all stages of life, sometimes at the end of life. Times like that can feel serious and heavy; and surprisingly, they can be light and humorous.  I shared a funny moment recently with a client whose battle with cancer has […]

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Senior Talk: Emergency Preparation, Get Ready Now

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senior Talk: Emergency Preparation, Get Ready Now

By Rhonda Kay Leonard As winter months approach, bad weather is bound to hit. Bad weather can lead to power outages and impassible roads. Now is the time to get ready! FEMA recommends getting ready in three easy steps: Get a kit: Basic supplies should include water, food, battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlight and […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon, Part 2

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon, Part 2

By Lou Weisberg In Oregon the Aging Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), is the local government agency tasked with providing information for caregivers on caregiving resources and services in the community, and help getting local services including home-delivered meals, transportation, legal assistance, counseling, and training: https://www.adrcoforegon.org/consite/index.php Other services include respite care options for temporary relief such […]

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Not Just For Seniors: UHS Celebrates Family Caregiver Month in November

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: UHS Celebrates Family Caregiver Month in November

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that 80%-90% of all caregiving is provided by non-paid family members? United Homecare Services honors all those individuals who help their disabled friends, parents and neighbors with activities of daily living. Here are ways you care “Around the Clock”, this year’s theme designated by the Caregiver Action Network: […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon (Part 1)

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon (Part 1)

By Lou Weisberg More than 20 million people in the United States are providing unpaid assistance to older adults with care needs (excluding those living in nursing homes). Nearly a quarter of caregivers are now millennials, and about one third of caregivers have a full-time job. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of care for older relatives […]

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Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Do you feel overwhelmed with change in your life?  It’s no wonder; seniors encounter more change in this stage of human development than in most other life stages.  Major changes and life transitions older people often experience include: Accepting services (e.g., delivered meals). Adjusting to an illness. Adapting to a device […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

By Hillary Greenebaum You are not alone! Hearing loss is an invisible disability and there are more of us who suffer from it than you might expect. Did you know that: One in five Americans ages 12 and older has hearing loss in at least one ear. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic […]

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