With the state facing a budget shortfall for 2012-13, AARP Oregon is fighting to protect services for low-income seniors. Senior programs have already taken serious cuts including Adult Protective Services staff reduced to 62% of their projected workload, the Seniors and People with Disabilities eligibility offices will be staffed at 71% of current caseloads; and authorized hours for in-home care clients cut 5 percent effective Jan. 1.
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Another big issue that AARP will continue to advocate for seniors affected by the changes to the Senior Property Tax Deferral program.
AARP Oregon and The Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors and People with Disabilities is mounting an Engagement Day on Feb. 2 and an advertising campaign to inform the public and caution legislators against cutting additional critical programs and services. But, we need your help.
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