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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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Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Not Just for Seniors: January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? The National Institutes on Health (NIH) reports, “About 2.3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma. It is estimated that an additional 2 million have the disease but don’t know it.” Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, but […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: What’s on your 2017 Bucket List?

By Jo Anne Baumann As I change my calendar and move into a new year, I always pause and reflect on how I spent the last 365 days of my life. Where did the year go? What did I do? What didn’t I do that I said I was going to do? Like most Americans, […]

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Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Rhonda Kay Leonard December 4-10 Cold and flu season is upon us. Perhaps that’s the reason healthcare professionals are reminding us to take handwashing seriously: handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  We all know to wash our hands before preparing food and after using the bathroom, but the […]

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Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Barbra!

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Barbra!

By Michael Baliton Born: December 4, 1916 in Medford, OR Barbra Skaggs was born during the heart of the Great Depression. She lived and enjoyed the simple things in life in the small town of Medford. She remembered having 1 doll to play with and a wooden crate for a dollhouse. An activity she enjoyed […]

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Senior Thoughts: November is National Gratitude Month!

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior Thoughts: November is National Gratitude Month!

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Who doesn’t like a great meal at Thanksgiving? We all appreciate a well-dressed table. But I have learned from working with seniors that the meal isn’t what they are most thankful for; they are thankful for their sons, daughters and grandchildren. They are thankful for their friends, past and present. They […]

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Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

By Regina Ford Having enough water in the body helps keep systems functioning well. Dehydration can lead to problems such as urinary tract infections and blood pressure disturbances. This is particularly challenging for seniors in the hot summer weather. Seniors are more prone to dehydration for several reasons: As people get older, their body water […]

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