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Speeder Spotlight: Marge Pantry Celebrates 100!

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Marge Pantry Celebrates 100!

I first met Marge Pantry 10 years ago when she was a young 90 year old. I recently visited with her two weeks before her 100th birthday and it seemed as if she has not aged a bit. Marge was born Aug 20, 1913 in Des Moines, Iowa. By the age of 10 both her […]

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Senior Citizens Advisory Committee

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee

Is the Village Movement Right for Beaverton? According to a recent survey by AARP, 89% of older adults want to age in their own homes and neighborhoods. Boomers often have a different vision of aging than their parents and grandparents. Most Boomers and older adults vision themselves as aging-in-place, in their own home, or at […]

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Speeder Spotlight: RSVP Help For Seniors

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: RSVP Help For Seniors

Washington County Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) is in need of volunteers who are 55 years or older. Seniors Keeping in Touch (SKIT), a telephone reassurance program where a volunteer senior calls another is to check in, just received a huge influx of clients. This program normally provides a safety call once a day […]

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Senior Citizens Advisory Committee: Know the Signs

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee: Know the Signs

Growing old is a life changing experience. We know it is inevitable yet we never plan for that phase of life. We only plan for happy times. Chances are you know a senior citizen, could be in your own family, a neighbor or someone you pass on an evening stroll. Do you know the signs […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Home Fitness Care

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Home Fitness Care

Home Fitness Care understands there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to exercise training. Their fitness care professionals invest the time to learn about you and your lifestyle, and always follow exercise recommendations provided by your physician or health care team. Whether you require balance and resistance training to enhance your mobility, need doctor-recommended […]

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The Senior Citizens Committee has been busy

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Senior Citizens Committee has been busy

On Tuesday, June 18, the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee reported on its activities to the Beaverton City Council. Here is a summary of what it has done in the past two years. The committee has sponsored three forums for the public, held in the Beaverton City Library, on senior financial health, Medicare, and housing options. […]

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Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

In Case of Emergency, Crucial Information You Should Prepare This topic applies to everyone, regardless of age, but it becomes more important as you age and your chances of being in an emergency situation rise. At any moment, any of us could experience an incapacitating emergency that would leave us hospitalized and unable to care […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Opal Institute

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight: Opal Institute

Are “Golden Years” really golden? At the OPAL Institute, providers promote the philosophy that every person deserves opportunities to live a rewarding, happy life at any age. Through an emphasis on health and wellness, OPAL Institute staff strive to optimize the aging process. They specialize in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support for people navigating the […]

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What is Sage-ing®

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
What is Sage-ing®

by Judith Auslander, MA Sage-ing® International evolved from the vision of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi articulated in his book From Age-ing To Sage-ing – A Profound New Vision of Growing Older (1997). It is a way of looking at the process of aging that includes personal and spiritual growth, making deeper connections with friends and family, […]

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Speeder Spotlight: Downsizing Assistance

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Speeder Spotlight:  Downsizing Assistance

If moving or just downsizing is on your mind, I found just the person to help you! Karen Brandenburger, a Senior Move Manager with Smooth Transitions, specializes in helping seniors move, household "right-sizing" and estate dispersal. If you’ve decided a move is on your horizon and are wondering how to start, Karen will provide direction […]

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