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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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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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