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Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: The Only Constant is Change

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Do you feel overwhelmed with change in your life?  It’s no wonder; seniors encounter more change in this stage of human development than in most other life stages.  Major changes and life transitions older people often experience include: Accepting services (e.g., delivered meals). Adjusting to an illness. Adapting to a device […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Do You Sometimes Struggle to Hear?

By Hillary Greenebaum You are not alone! Hearing loss is an invisible disability and there are more of us who suffer from it than you might expect. Did you know that: One in five Americans ages 12 and older has hearing loss in at least one ear. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic […]

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Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: Healthy Aging

By Rhonda Kay Leonard What makes one’s life enjoyable and meaningful all the way through late adulthood? In part it’s the ability to engage in enjoyable activities and share life with neighbors, friends and family. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Because poor […]

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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 Committee on Aging: Disposing of Unused Medication

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Disposing of Unused Medication

By Jessica Brzuskiewicz What can we do with our expired, or unused medications? Proper disposal of medications helps keep them from entering the environment through wastewater or run off, and helps keep family, friends, or neighbors safe by preventing diversion. The Beaverton Police Department has a secure drop box for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications available […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Happy Feet Are Healthy Feet!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Happy Feet Are Healthy Feet!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Foot care is especially important for older adults because they may have poorer circulation and drier skin than younger people.  Foot care is absolutely critical for everyone living with diabetes, regardless of age. What does good foot care look like? Here are some recommendations from the American Diabetes Association to keep […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Tips for Surviving the Summer

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Tips for Surviving the Summer

by Cathy Doyle As we indulge in summer activities all around Beaverton we need to take extra measures to keep safe, especially when having fun in the summer sun. Here are a few health tips to get you through. Drink plenty of liquids. Stay hydrated by drinking eight or more 8-ounce glasses of water per […]

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Not Just For Seniors: Honoring Informal Caregivers

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just For Seniors: Honoring Informal Caregivers

By Rhonda Kay Leonard We know that families and friends provide the vast majority of all caregiving. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the average informal caregiver provides 20-25 hours of assistance per week. Many middle-aged sons and daughters give more time than that, forgoing work and spending evenings and weekends with […]

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Community Submission: Raleigh Hills Assisted Living

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Raleigh Hills Assisted Living

By Michelle Satter Raleigh Hills Assisted Living recently celebrated 15 years of service by two employees, Tom Werdmuller and Rosie Sanchez. Tom is the maintenance manager and is adept at handling the many requests that come at him on a daily basis. His dedication and skill are apparent to all! Rosie is a favorite in […]

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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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