AARP often makes the news for what we do on the national level. Yet much of our energy and success is at the state and community level. AARP Oregon is a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to improve not only your life but life in Oregon.
Read real stories of AARP champions on the front lines of community service and what we are doing to assist you and all 50+ Oregonians to help make your life what you want it to be.
Life is full of responsibilities to you, loved ones, friends, neighbors and even strangers in need. AARP Oregon has created and worked with existing efforts that address those needs, help you connect with others and provide you with the expert guidance you’ve come to expect from us.
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You’ll read about managing your finances and how AARP has volunteers across the state who work tirelessly to provide assistance on tax returns – at no cost to you. And you’ll hear from two AARP members, one who retired at 64 and another who chooses to continue working until she’s 70. Discover their motivation and how AARP can help in your decision.
Then you’ll read about Carol Cookson, who converted her house into a home for a lifetime. If you don’t want to uproot and leave the comfort of your home, who says you have to? In some cases, there are simple adjustments that can make livability in your home easier.
Jerry Cohen, AARP Oregon State Director, will give you tips and expert advice on thinking outside the box when it comes to staying at home.
Your health is as importance to us as it is you. Learn about the Oregon Prescription Drug Program and how AARP helped promote and expand this market-place approach saves you money while promoting “partnering with your health providers”. In addition, AARP Oregon has teamed with Oregon State University to offer Mastery of Aging Well classes taught by AARP member Sharon Johnson. And don’t forget AARP’s Health link on AARP.org which gives you news and insight into all of today’s ground breaking medication to the latest trends in health care.
Next, learn about Drive to End Hunger. Did you know there’s been a 79 percent increase in senior hunger since 2001 and Oregon ranks near the top of the list of states with the most seniors going hungry? AARP Oregon is not taking this issue lying down. Awareness is key and AARP Oregon is partnering with state and local agencies as well as a vast number of volunteers to not only get the word out but to provide food to those who need it most.
Finally, stay connected with AARP. Are you among the growing age 50+ crowd looking for a job? Perhaps you need a refresher driving course through the AARP Driver Safety Program or maybe you’re newly retired and looking for a way to give back. Maybe you want to Create the Good and join a Community Action Team who meet regularly to discuss aging issues. If you’re more of the entrepreneur type, you can start a local food drive in your neighborhood. Whatever your focus is, AARP provides you with the resources and information to get you started and connected.
AARP is a group of connected Americans looking to thrive and live life to the fullest. Whether you’re 50 or 90, AARP is your biggest advocate now and for the future. Join AARP today or call 1-888-OUR-AARP.
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