Explore Northwest Portland on a Senior Walk

Explore Northwest Portland on a Senior Walk

See the sights in Northwest Portland, including an award-winning healing garden, by joining the...

Rudy 'Tutti' Grayzell just can't stop rockin'

Rudy 'Tutti' Grayzell just can't stop rockin'

The 'Ducktail' singer, now 80, opened for Elvis in the 1950s (and yep, he can still wow the...

VISTA volunteer tackles poverty among seniors

VISTA volunteer tackles poverty among seniors

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April 08, 2014

Aging and Disability Resource Connection helps seniors remain at…

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Oregon seniors looking for information about services to help them safely stay at home and avoid long-term care facilities was one of the leading topics callers asked about in 2013 to the Aging…
April 07, 2014

Social Security also might cover your spouse; check it out

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News: Alan Edwards If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse (including a same-sex spouse) may be entitled to Social Security…
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April 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
by:  ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Elaine Leatham's mother was a maid to Hollywood stars, and her own career as a dancer has included running into Sammy Davis Jr. and featuring local politicians in her variety shows.
April 03, 2014

Presenting Elaine Leatham

by Isabel Gautschi
The lifelong dancer shares stories from the front lines of show biz How many people do you know who have literally run into Sammy Davis Jr.? Sitting down with Elaine Leatham, stories and…
April 02, 2014

Join a VIEWS Conversation on Aging in April

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The nonprofit senior peer counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during April. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to…
April 02, 2014

Anticipating the winds of change

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee What emotions are conjured up when you hear the word change? Does it trigger feelings of excitement, fear or stubborn resistance? As much as we might benefit from…
April 01, 2014

Computer classes: April 2014

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LO Computer Learning Center The Computer Learning Center at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., offers the following classes in April, open to all ages. Call 503-635-3758 or…
April 01, 2014

A WHAT discount?! Who are you calling a senior?

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue It was like a sucker punch to the gut. Oh, I guess I knew it would eventually come. But I sure wasn’t ready for it. Not yet. It was a situation that took all I could…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Tom Swearingen of Tualatin, winner of the National Finals Rodeo 2013 Cowboy Poetry Week Contest, is featured at the April 26 Cowboy Poetry Week event presented by the Beaverton Historical Society. See April 26 listing for details.
March 28, 2014

April 2014 calendar

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Calendar items for May are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 “Crimes of the Heart” — Performances through April 13, Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood…
March 28, 2014

IRCO Events: April 2014

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The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.…

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Mar 28, 2014

New: the Living 50+ newsletter

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Coming soon to a mailbox near you: the Living 50+ newsletter for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center! The newsletter offers you a detailed guide for our classes and activities. Learn how to…
by: FILE PHOTO - It's recommended that adults get at least 30 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Mar 17, 2014

Study: Even low-intensity activity shows benefits for health

by Mark Floyd
The bad news: Nearly half of us still don't do enough By Mark Floyd, Oregon State University You don’t need to kill yourself by running 10 miles a day to gain health benefits — you merely need…
Mar 10, 2014

Rule changes tighten reverse mortgage eligibility

by Jason Alderman
MONEY MATTERS: JASON ALDERMAN Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses — not to mention cope with…
Mar 07, 2014

How to keep seniors safe in their own homes

by Marion Somers, PhD
ASK DR. MARION: MARION SOMERS, PhD Dear Dr. Marion: We spent the holidays at my mom’s house, and I’m getting concerned about her safety while living alone. She refuses to move out and is in fact…
Mar 05, 2014

How much does it cost to issue a 1 cent check?

by Joe Bushue
THE BRIGHT SIDE: JOE BUSHUE I was pretty excited when I got a letter in the mail the other day. I could see by the window in the envelope that it contained a check! Since I wasn’t expecting a…
Mar 05, 2014

Are your Social Security benefits taxable?

by Alan Edwards
SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security Retirement, Survivor or Disability benefits, or you plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Practice good form -- The forefoot must be supported during the calf stretch, which should last 15 to 20 minutes.
Mar 04, 2014

Stretches, strong hips help you deal with plantar fasciitis

by Colin Hoobler
Dear Colin: I’m a 38-year-old runner and have been running since I was 16. I’ve never really had any serious injuries, but over the past few months I’ve been getting more and more heel pain in…
by: BARBARA SHERMAN - BRINGING EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE - Claudia Coke, Senior GAP program director, travels around Washington County to visit seniors and get them signed up for Impact NW programs.
Mar 01, 2014

Programs keep seniors in their homes longer

by Barbara Sherman
Helping seniors stay in their homes is the mission of the Impact NW Senior Guardianship Assistance Program, which offers a variety of services depending on the needs of each individual person.…
by: COURTESY OF HAL AND JOY THIEMANN - LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP -In December 2013, Hal and Joy Thiemann take Canadian visitors Jim Cross (far right), whom they hosted as a teenage player during the Winterhawks' first season in Portland in 1976, and his wife Pat (second from left) to the coast, including this stop at Depot Bay.
Mar 01, 2014

Couple assists Portland Winterhawks in getting on the ice in 1976

by Barbara Sherman
The Western Hockey League started with just seven teams in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada, in 1966, according to the Portland Winterhawks website. The WHL now has teams in all…
Mar 01, 2014

Villages NW free presentation Saturday, March 1

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Villages NW invites the public to attend a free presentation on supporting intergenerational neighborhoods, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Beaverton Library. Villages NW is an exciting new…