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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Saving Lives

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Saving Lives

By Jo Anne Baumann Every day on average, two Oregonians commit suicide and nationally, someone gives up the fight nearly every 12 minutes. This article is to educate people on knowing who is at risk, the warning signs of someone in crisis and how you can help save a life. Who’s to say what it […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Practice Brain Health in June

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Practice Brain Health in June

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Health and Human Services defines brain health as “the ability to remember, learn, plan, concentrate and maintain a clear, active mind.” As 60,000 Oregonians live with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias, and that number anticipated to increase significantly over the next two decades, we all want to know what we […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Events

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Events

By BCOA Staff Author to Speak at Viva Village Event Saturday, May 6th 1pm-3pm FREE EVENT! The BCOA has partnered with Viva Village, Village Without Walls and River West Village to present local author, Marcy Houle co-author of The Gift of Caring. Ms. Houle’s presentation will highlight her personal journey of caring for her aging […]

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Long Term Care Ombudsmen

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Long Term Care Ombudsmen

By Sally Carter Many people have never heard of Long Term Care Ombudsmen, but every state has them to protect the rights, needs, and dignity of adults living in licensed long term care facilities (nursing, assisted living, residential care, memory care and adult foster care homes). Oregon’s Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman uses […]

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Not Just For Seniors: What Are Universal Precautions And Why Should You Use Them?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: What Are Universal Precautions And Why Should You Use Them?

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Have you heard the term universal precautions? Universal Precautions are guidelines healthcare professionals follow to prevent the spread of infection, including influenza and other airborne diseases. It simply means using precautions when handling blood and other body fluids of ALL persons regardless of one’s knowledge of whether or not the person […]

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Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: April – Alcohol Awareness Month

By Rhonda Kay Leonard United Homecare Services joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) in observing Alcohol Awareness Month in April.  One might not think of alcohol as an issue for people who are aging, but people of every age are at risk. The National Institute on Aging finds, “Families, friends, […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Colorectal Cancer, the Cancer You Can Prevent!

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Colorectal Cancer, the Cancer You Can Prevent!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that your risk of developing colon cancer increases as you get older? According to the Center for Disease Control, “More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older.” The Oregon Health Authority is touting colon cancer as “the cancer you can prevent” […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

by Ravleen Kaur, Beaverton Valley Times At THPRD’s Elsie Stuhr Center, John Flood Sr. peered at his smartphone, his brow furrowed as he tried to fi gure out how to send his daughter a message containing a picture. Teen volunteer Sam Madsen – whose mother Karin Madsen is a THPRD program coordinator at the center […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Heart Health Month, Go Red!

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Heart Health Month, Go Red!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Chances are you know someone with heart disease. The Oregon Health Authority reports that heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Oregon. That’s the bad news. The good news is that many of the risk factors of heart disease are controllable. The American Heart Association encourages us, “you […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Spring Forum

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: BCOA Spring Forum

By Sky Johnson Beaverton’s Committee on Aging is hosting a public event on March 11th (from 12-2 pm) aimed at educating and empowering Beaverton’s aging population. Vendors comprised of local businesses, nonprofits, and civic organizations will be hosting tables and speaking on behalf of their services and commitment to enriching Beaverton’s aging population. Focus will […]

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