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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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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Let food be your medicine

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Let food be your medicine

by Hilary Greenebaum, PhD My husband, Howard’s, heart attack started us on a whole food, plant based journey. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make adjustments to our lifestyle before it was too late. The Heart Attack that launched a new life! It was April 2005, a slushy, cold spring in Colorado. To make a […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Non-profit Grocery Delivery Service, Store to Door

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Non-profit Grocery Delivery Service, Store to Door

  By BCOA member In November, a representative from Store to Door gave a presentation to the Beaverton Committee on Aging. Store to Door is a non-profit grocery delivery service specifically designed to meet the needs for seniors and people with disabilities.  The business was founded in 1989 when a handful of people living in […]

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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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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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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 Council on Aging: BCOA Resource Fair

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Council on Aging: BCOA Resource Fair

By BCOA Staff On Saturday, March 11, the BCOA hosted a Resource Fair on Active Aging in Beaverton. It was a fantastic gathering of supportive vendors and interested community members. We would love to thank all those that attended and the folks that hosted tables. We truly appreciate that the following organizations/vendors for donating their […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Share Some Holiday Spirit

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Share Some Holiday Spirit

By Suzanne VanSlyke The holidays have officially arrived! And with the holidays comes the tradition of family and friends gathering together, planning special menus, buying presents, caroling and sending greetings to those we love. It sounds like a lovely picture but sadly, everyone doesn’t have a Norman Rockwell holiday. For many older adults, the holidays […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Oh Wonderful Pumpkin!

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Oh Wonderful Pumpkin!

By Beverly Sali Not everyone loves pumpkin pie, one U.S. survey says about 37% of people do. If you can fill 1800 pie shells in a night you might want to check Costco for a job.  I read they sell over one million pumpkin pies the week of Thanksgiving. If you are planning to have […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Men’s Health, Our Age Old Stubbornness

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Men’s Health, Our Age Old Stubbornness

By Jeff Menzel “Just shake it off.” Since we were young boys the age-old adage of powering through an injury will simply make it go away is ingrained deep within our skulls. Men in particular have the misconception that an ache or pain, whether by injury or randomly developing oddity, will simply pass with time. […]

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