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Long Term Care Ombudsmen

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Long Term Care Ombudsmen

By Sally Carter Many people have never heard of Long Term Care Ombudsmen, but every state has them to protect the rights, needs, and dignity of adults living in licensed long term care facilities (nursing, assisted living, residential care, memory care and adult foster care homes). Oregon’s Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman uses […]

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Not Just For Seniors: What Are Universal Precautions And Why Should You Use Them?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: What Are Universal Precautions And Why Should You Use Them?

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Have you heard the term universal precautions? Universal Precautions are guidelines healthcare professionals follow to prevent the spread of infection, including influenza and other airborne diseases. It simply means using precautions when handling blood and other body fluids of ALL persons regardless of one’s knowledge of whether or not the person […]

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Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

By Rhonda Kay Leonard United Homecare Services joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) in observing Alcohol Awareness Month in April.  One might not think of alcohol as an issue for people who are aging, but people of every age are at risk. The National Institute on Aging finds, “Families, friends, […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Colorectal Cancer, the Cancer You Can Prevent!

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Colorectal Cancer, the Cancer You Can Prevent!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that your risk of developing colon cancer increases as you get older? According to the Center for Disease Control, “More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older.” The Oregon Health Authority is touting colon cancer as “the cancer you can prevent” […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

by Ravleen Kaur, Beaverton Valley Times At THPRD’s Elsie Stuhr Center, John Flood Sr. peered at his smartphone, his brow furrowed as he tried to fi gure out how to send his daughter a message containing a picture. Teen volunteer Sam Madsen – whose mother Karin Madsen is a THPRD program coordinator at the center […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Heart Health Month, Go Red!

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Heart Health Month, Go Red!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Chances are you know someone with heart disease. The Oregon Health Authority reports that heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Oregon. That’s the bad news. The good news is that many of the risk factors of heart disease are controllable. The American Heart Association encourages us, “you […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Spring Forum

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Spring Forum

By Sky Johnson Beaverton’s Committee on Aging is hosting a public event on March 11th (from 12-2 pm) aimed at educating and empowering Beaverton’s aging population. Vendors comprised of local businesses, nonprofits, and civic organizations will be hosting tables and speaking on behalf of their services and commitment to enriching Beaverton’s aging population. Focus will […]

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Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? The National Institutes on Health (NIH) reports, “About 2.3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma. It is estimated that an additional 2 million have the disease but don’t know it.” Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, but […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

By Jo Anne Baumann As I change my calendar and move into a new year, I always pause and reflect on how I spent the last 365 days of my life. Where did the year go? What did I do? What didn’t I do that I said I was going to do? Like most Americans, […]

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Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Rhonda Kay Leonard December 4-10 Cold and flu season is upon us. Perhaps that’s the reason healthcare professionals are reminding us to take handwashing seriously: handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  We all know to wash our hands before preparing food and after using the bathroom, but the […]

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