News from around the county (Aging Attitudes, May 10, 2pm)

News from around the county (Aging Attitudes, May 10, 2pm)



What comes to mind when you think of aging?

Do you think of thriving diversity and growth, or debility and disdain? Research tells us that our beliefs about aging impact how well and how long we live. In this program, learn where our ageist beliefs come from and how to identify them in our lives. Start to uncover and reset your own internalized negative age beliefs by debunking age myths. Get an easy-to-use tool to become a paradigm-shifting, narrative-changing champion of aging for yourself and future generations. Presented by Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services.

For more information on how to register for this virtual event, visit


Developmental Disabilities Resource Fair

Washington County Developmental Disabilities Division will host a resource fair Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington St in Hillsboro. Learn more about providers and resources, including employment services, behavior services, recreational opportunities and more.

For more information, call us at 503-846-3132.


Wood stove Exchange Program

Washington County is offering a $250 incentive to residents who turn in their old, uncertified wood stoves or wood stove inserts or those certified between 1986-1992. Only 40 stoves/inserts will be accepted at this one-day event. This is the third consecutive year for the turn-in event. The first two years brought in 36 old wood stoves.

Under the Wood Stove Exchange Program, qualifying residents can receive a rebate of $1,500-$4,000 when they replace their old or uncertified wood stove with a cleaner heating device. Some households may qualify for a full-cost replacement, depending on their income.

  • When: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Far West Recycling, 6440 SE Alexander St., Hillsboro


For more information about the turn-in event or the exchange program, visit or call 503-846-4425.