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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon, Part 2

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon, Part 2

By Lou Weisberg In Oregon the Aging Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), is the local government agency tasked with providing information for caregivers on caregiving resources and services in the community, and help getting local services including home-delivered meals, transportation, legal assistance, counseling, and training: https://www.adrcoforegon.org/consite/index.php Other services include respite care options for temporary relief such […]

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Not Just For Seniors: UHS Celebrates Family Caregiver Month in November

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: UHS Celebrates Family Caregiver Month in November

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that 80%-90% of all caregiving is provided by non-paid family members? United Homecare Services honors all those individuals who help their disabled friends, parents and neighbors with activities of daily living. Here are ways you care “Around the Clock”, this year’s theme designated by the Caregiver Action Network: […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon (Part 1)

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Caregiver Support in Oregon (Part 1)

By Lou Weisberg More than 20 million people in the United States are providing unpaid assistance to older adults with care needs (excluding those living in nursing homes). Nearly a quarter of caregivers are now millennials, and about one third of caregivers have a full-time job. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of care for older relatives […]

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Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Do you feel overwhelmed with change in your life?  It’s no wonder; seniors encounter more change in this stage of human development than in most other life stages.  Major changes and life transitions older people often experience include: Accepting services (e.g., delivered meals). Adjusting to an illness. Adapting to a device […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

By Hillary Greenebaum You are not alone! Hearing loss is an invisible disability and there are more of us who suffer from it than you might expect. Did you know that: One in five Americans ages 12 and older has hearing loss in at least one ear. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic […]

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Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

By Rhonda Kay Leonard What makes one’s life enjoyable and meaningful all the way through late adulthood? In part it’s the ability to engage in enjoyable activities and share life with neighbors, friends and family. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Because poor […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Loneliness

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Loneliness

By Suzanne VanSlyke There are many types of changes our aging population experience; some have been expected, some have not. Memory lapses, diminished strength, and balance concerns continue to be the most expected changes. Recent studies show that many older adults are experiencing an equally concerning change, one that creeps up on you – it’s […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Disposing of Unused Medication

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Disposing of Unused Medication

By Jessica Brzuskiewicz What can we do with our expired, or unused medications? Proper disposal of medications helps keep them from entering the environment through wastewater or run off, and helps keep family, friends, or neighbors safe by preventing diversion. The Beaverton Police Department has a secure drop box for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications available […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Happy Feet Are Healthy Feet!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Happy Feet Are Healthy Feet!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Foot care is especially important for older adults because they may have poorer circulation and drier skin than younger people.  Foot care is absolutely critical for everyone living with diabetes, regardless of age. What does good foot care look like? Here are some recommendations from the American Diabetes Association to keep […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Tips for Surviving the Summer

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Tips for Surviving the Summer

by Cathy Doyle As we indulge in summer activities all around Beaverton we need to take extra measures to keep safe, especially when having fun in the summer sun. Here are a few health tips to get you through. Drink plenty of liquids. Stay hydrated by drinking eight or more 8-ounce glasses of water per […]

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