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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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Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Age-Friendly Cities Program

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Age-Friendly Cities Program

By Regina Ford Re-cap of Fun Over 50 Fair Over 300 people, including Mayor Denny Doyle, attended the Fun Over 50 Fair on April 11th at the Elsie Stuhr Center. It was a lively time of entertainment, exhibits, food and fun. The Beaverton Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee would like to thank the many organizations that […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Enjoy senior friendly late winter strolls

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Enjoy senior friendly late winter strolls

By Jolene Guptill Hasn’t our weather been amazing? The daffodils are blooming and our sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful the last few weeks. So, why not enjoy the outdoors for a bit before the next late winter freeze, eh? But of course looking for a good place to walk with flat and paved walkways […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Happy 102nd Birthday to Lucille Breathouwer!

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Happy 102nd Birthday to Lucille Breathouwer!

By Jolene Guptill I met Lucille Breathouwer 14 years ago and it was as if no time had past when I was honored to interview her last month. On February 27th she turns 102 years old and is living a life that most of us dream of. Adventure, family and love have filled her days. […]

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Senior Citizen Advisory Committee: Death Cafe?

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee: Death Cafe?

By Judith Auslander, MA When you hear the words, “Death Café” what 3 words come to mind? Did the words, “conversation,” “life/death,” “coffee” come to mind? According to Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Holly Pruitt, a Death Café kind of has the intimacy of the conversation that happens during an air flight layover. You easily converse on […]

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Speeder Spotlight: January brings us a new year, a fresh start

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: January brings us a new year, a fresh start

By Jolene Guptill We generally start making a list of our New Year’s resolutions. A list of things we want to be, do or even quit doing along with figuring out how to be successful at carrying them out. Here are a few simple resolutions to help jump-start your list. Go for regular walks in […]

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