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Senior Living: Choosing a care facility, Part 2

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Choosing a care facility, Part 2

By Joy Cote Observing how the staff interacted with the residents and how the residents responded to the staff spoke volumes.  I saw caregivers sitting and talking with a resident taking care to engage in a genuine conversation.  Laughter and smiles could be seen on everyone we came into contact with from the maintenance person […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Two new faces give great service at Panera Bread

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Two new faces give great service at Panera Bread

By Michael Shareshian Friendly customer service seems to be a relic of a bygone era. As digital communications play an ever-increasing role in our everyday interactions, people helping people occurs less and less. Panera Bread at Cedar Hills Crossing does things differently. Luke Arnold and Katie Shipley do too. Luke, a graduate of the Beaverton […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Financial FRAUD is closer than a phone call

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Financial FRAUD is closer than a phone call

by Jan Asher The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that 90 percent of the perpetrators of financial fraud are family members or people the victims know well; most often their adult children: 58% family, 17% friend/neighbor, 15% caregiver, and 10% others. There are several reasons adult children become perpetrators: 1) history of past or […]

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Health & Happiness: Adding more movement to your life

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Adding more movement to your life

By Camille Keith With the longer days of summer we may have more energy and more opportunities to spend time outside. We usually think of being active as having positive effects on our physical health, but it can also help improve mental health. When you’re feeling anxious you may have excess energy you’re not sure […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Home prices rise, Buyers Seek Down Payment Options

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Home prices rise, Buyers Seek Down Payment Options

By Julia Carriott Think you need a large down payment to purchase a home? Think again. Even if you are not a first time homebuyer there are down payment options available. Two conventional home loans called HomeReady and Home Possible offer 3% down programs. With HomeReady, this program fits buyers who have low to moderate […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Let’s talk oil tanks

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Let’s talk oil tanks

By Kimberly Shute If an oil tank is found during a sweep, soil should be tested to see if there is contamination. If none is found, removing the tank is the best way to ensure no future problems. From there, you’ll file a soil report with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality. If you’re curious about […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

By Donna Wiench, Portland Audubon The first time I went to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve southwest of Hillsboro, was for an Audubon Society of Portland Birdathon outing. It was 7:00 am and raining hard. Still, without leaving the large covered porch, our group led by Jackson Bottom’s Education Director Steve Engel, identified about 25 species. […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Here in Beaverton, spring and summer can seem like the perfect time of year. For once, it’s actually sunny out, and over 50 degrees! However, those of you with allergies see right through this disguise. Warm weather means more flowers and blooming trees, which means more of that yellow powdery […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Ella

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Ella

Ella is a 5 year old Kindergartner at St. Cecilia and she is a super student because she is working one year above grade level in both math and reading. At only 5 years old, Ella is demonstrating how a solid foundation at an early age can start students on the right track to success. […]

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Literary Corner: The Barista

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: The Barista

“I’d like a triple grande mocha Frappuccino with extra whip, please,” said the girl wearing track pants and a fitted t-shirt with the words “No Probllama” stamped over a picture of a llama with sunglasses. “I like your shirt,” said the barista as he typed in her order. “Thanks,” she said, smiling brightly at him. […]

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