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Rummage sale to benefit high school adventure club

Find some great deals and help students in Forest Grove High School’s Adventure Club at the same time on Saturday, Aug. 8 during a 50-family rummage sale.

The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the high school’s parking lot, 1401 Nichols Lane.

Students in the 60-member Adventure Club are planning an educational trip to Italy next year and are raising fund to pay for the trip.

Care home owner on mission to reinstate family dinners

Todd Barth is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.

“For seniors, it’s not what’s on their plate that matters most at mealtime — it’s who is at the table with them,” said Barth, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Hillsboro. “When seniors share meals with a companion, they have a better mealtime experience, both nutritionally and emotionally.”

Almost 75 percent of the people surveyed said they only sit down for a family meal with senior loved ones for special occasions, events or holidays. They say a big part of the problem is time — not having enough of it and conflicting schedules.

To encourage families to make time for these meals, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has pledged to donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America (up to $20,000 total through July 31, 2015) for each person who commits to regularly scheduling family dinners at SundayDinnerPledge.com.  

“We hope families will make the pledge to either revive or begin new mealtime traditions with their senior loved ones,” Barth said. “This small commitment can have a big impact on a senior’s well-being.”

To learn more about bringing back the Sunday dinner and reconnecting with senior loved ones, call Home Instead Senior Care at 503-530-1527.

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