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Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Barbra!

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Barbra!

By Michael Baliton Born: December 4, 1916 in Medford, OR Barbra Skaggs was born during the heart of the Great Depression. She lived and enjoyed the simple things in life in the small town of Medford. She remembered having 1 doll to play with and a wooden crate for a dollhouse. An activity she enjoyed […]

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Senior Thoughts: November is National Gratitude Month!

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior Thoughts: November is National Gratitude Month!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Who doesn’t like a great meal at Thanksgiving? We all appreciate a well-dressed table. But I have learned from working with seniors that the meal isn’t what they are most thankful for; they are thankful for their sons, daughters and grandchildren. They are thankful for their friends, past and present. They […]

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Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

By Regina Ford Having enough water in the body helps keep systems functioning well. Dehydration can lead to problems such as urinary tract infections and blood pressure disturbances. This is particularly challenging for seniors in the hot summer weather. Seniors are more prone to dehydration for several reasons: As people get older, their body water […]

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Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

By Regina Ford Having enough water in the body helps keep systems functioning well. Dehydration can lead to problems such as urinary tract infections and blood pressure disturbances. This is particularly challenging for seniors in the hot summer weather. Seniors are more prone to dehydration for several reasons: As people get older, their body water […]

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Preventing Elder Scams: Know the signs

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Preventing Elder Scams: Know the signs

By Regina Ford If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is! This is just one of six signs of a scam or fraud listed in a warning page issued by Ellen Rosenblum, the Oregon Attorney General. Following are the Six Signs It Is a Scam: Scammers contact you out of the […]

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Beaverton Council on Aging: Report Elder Abuse

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Council on Aging: Report Elder Abuse

By Shannon Wiseman Each year hundreds of thousands of older people in our country are abused, neglected, and exploited. Victims are often vulnerable and dependent on others for their basic needs. Abusers may be family members, friends, caregivers or “trusted others.” A recent NRC study found that 7.6% -10% of the elderly population has experienced […]

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Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Saving Lives

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Saving Lives

By Jo Anne Baumann Every day on average, two Oregonians commit suicide and nationally, someone gives up the fight nearly every 12 minutes. This article is to educate people on knowing who is at risk, the warning signs of someone in crisis and how you can help save a life. Who’s to say what it […]

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Dial 211, Your Connection to Local Non-Profits: Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dial 211, Your Connection to Local Non-Profits: Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

By Peggy Gordon If you, or someone you know, needs help with non-profit and public services, DIAL 211. At 211, you will speak with someone who knows what to do. And, with 136 foreign language volunteers, they speak your language! For instance: Are you having trouble paying the energy bills? Are you homeless or need […]

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Age-Friendly Cities Project: Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Age-Friendly Cities Project: Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

By Regina Ford A staggering seventy-eight million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 will retire during the next two decades. This presents the challenge for area leaders to develop a plan to make their cities friendly to people of all ages. After hearing the city of Portland was one of only two U.S. cities designated […]

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Fun Over 50 Fair, a Success! Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fun Over 50 Fair, a Success! Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee

By Regina Ford Hundreds of people showed up for the Fun Over 50 Fair held at the Elsie Stuhr Center in April. The event was sponsored by the Beaverton Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee with the goal of highlighting the many inexpensive ways to stay active and engaged in the community. The afternoon was filled with […]

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