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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Take Action to Prevent Fall Injuries, TVF&R offers safety tips to limit hazards and avoid falls

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Take Action to Prevent Fall Injuries, TVF&R offers safety tips to limit hazards and avoid falls

By Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue As people grow older, the consequences of a fall grow more serious. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for adults ages 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and account for […]

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Senior Living: Planning for Aging in Place

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Planning for Aging in Place

By Patty Bennett, Beaverton Committee on Aging Aging in place is a term used to describe living in the home of your choice as you age, while being able to get any support or assistance you may need to stay safe and independent. The idea behind aging in place is simple: Plan and prepare the […]

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Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Anyone can feel lonely. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that people are at greater risk for loneliness as we age.  Some risk factors include living alone, experiencing strain in family relationships, lack of transportation to places one wants to go, inability to walk without assistance, having difficulty hearing and participating in conversations, […]

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Community Story: Find Love and Friendship at The Springs Living

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Story: Find Love and Friendship at The Springs Living

By Joyce Richter In Love…. “We lived in the same neighborhood and our kids grew up together,” says Blanche, a resident at The Springs at Tanasbourne retirement community. “Herb lost his wife to Alzheimer’s and I lost my husband to a heart attack.” The couple pauses to exchange a nod, then Blanche continues, “so a […]

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Senior Living: Protecting Our Parents: Part 2

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Protecting Our Parents: Part 2

By Joy Cote Power of attorney (POA) allows you to have access to your parent’s information, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask generic questions before you receive the POA. When I sat down with my Dad and spoke to him about what he wanted to do with his money; I told him I was […]

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Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Simple Pleasures

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The daffodils are blooming in Beaverton; spring is in the air!  Budding trees and spring flowers remind us of life yet lived.  Out of baron winter the earth breaks forth into spectacles of color and beauty.  Spring arouses the senses: a feast for the eyes, fragrant smells for the nose, the […]

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Health & Happiness: Protecting our Parents

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Health & Happiness: Protecting our Parents

By Joy Cote Would you give a five-year-old control over your finances? This question was posed to me by a woman whose sister had Alzheimer’s. Her sister had drained her bank account giving away all her money to a phone scam, there was nothing that could be done once this had happened. I told her […]

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Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Senior Life: Lessons Learned

By Rhonda Kay Leonard I attended a funeral this week.  It was a beautiful experience.  I went away with a full heart, thinking about lessons learned from this man and other elders I’ve been privileged to know. Some lessons learned include: People don’t age on the inside. We reject the label, “senior”.  We prefer to […]

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Beaverton Senior Life: Laughter is the Best Medicine

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Senior Life: Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Rhonda Kay Leonard In my work at UHS, we aid and assist people at all stages of life, sometimes at the end of life. Times like that can feel serious and heavy; and surprisingly, they can be light and humorous.  I shared a funny moment recently with a client whose battle with cancer has […]

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Senior Talk: Emergency Preparation, Get Ready Now

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senior Talk: Emergency Preparation, Get Ready Now

By Rhonda Kay Leonard As winter months approach, bad weather is bound to hit. Bad weather can lead to power outages and impassible roads. Now is the time to get ready! FEMA recommends getting ready in three easy steps: Get a kit: Basic supplies should include water, food, battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlight and […]

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