What retirement? Many just keep working

What retirement? Many just keep working

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For the North End Players, the show must go on

For the North End Players, the show must go on

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SAGE hosts columnist Nicholas Kristof

SAGE hosts columnist Nicholas Kristof

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Portland couple chucks it all to spend a year living in five different countries

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September 30, 2014

IRCO senior services: October 2014

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The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.…
September 30, 2014

Join a Conversation on Aging

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The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during October. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to…
September 29, 2014

Join Senior Healthy Hikers for outdoor adventures in October

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Senior Healthy Hikers, a Gresham-based group, has scheduled the following events in October. Contact the person listed with each event for more information. Fall Color Hike at Hoyt Arboretum…
Photo Credit: PAUL RICH - The cast of 'Whodunit ... The Musical' at the Broadway Rose Theatre Company includes (front) Mike Dedarian as Detective Jarvis and (back, from left) Jennifer Goldsmith, Debbie Hunter, Thomas Slater, Joy Martin and Sean Powell. See Oct. 1 listing for show details.
September 28, 2014

October 2014 calendar

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Calendar items for November are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nancy Wakefield, a retired teacher and administrator, has been volunteering with Court Appointed Special Advocates for children (CASA) for seven years.
September 27, 2014

Retired teacher serves as advocate for kids in court

by Shasta Kearns Moore
It’s funny how one phone call can change the course of a life. Or several. Thirteen years ago, Nancy Wakefield was a principal in the Neah-Kah-Nie School District on the Oregon Coast when she…
September 26, 2014

News briefs: October 2014

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Tony Starlight to perform at fundraiser for Senior Citizens Council The stars will come out the night of Saturday, Oct. 11, as the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County holds its annual…
October 01, 2014

Fraud awareness program Oct. 15

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Financial fraud affects one in five people over the age of 60. Attend a free program in October to learn from the experts about your power to protect yourself and your friends. The…
September 19, 2014

'Vintage Rock' concerts support creation of 'villages'

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The Freak Mountain Ramblers and the John Bunzow Band will play Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 4045 S.W. Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro, to help raise funds…
September 12, 2014

You've inherited a 401(k). Now what do you do with it?

by Jason Alderman
Practical Money Matters Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve…
September 10, 2014

Feeling low? Picture a cow on a walker

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue First of all, a little background on this story. When you’re first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, your friends always tell you about some miracle treatment…

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Sep 08, 2014

Verifying your benefits a cinch with an online account

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There’s no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The best sunglasses are those that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
Sep 06, 2014

Let there be sight: Tips for healthy eyes

by National Institute on Aging
From the NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these…
Sep 04, 2014

Modern 'Golden Girls': boomers as roomies

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee It’s no secret that women tend to outlive men. By some estimates, one in three people over 50 is single, and in that group there are three times as many women as men.…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - HE WAS READY TO RESCUE - Gino Damico stands on the banks of the Tualatin River next to cement steps that led to a platform used when he was a lifeguard at Roamers Rest from 1946 to 1948.
Sep 03, 2014

Roamers Rest was rockin' place to be in 1940s

by Barbara Sherman
More than 60 years after Gino Damico was a lifeguard at the popular Roamers Rest on 99W, he still retains the muscular and tanned look of a lifeguard. Gino, now 87, worked as a lifeguard during…
Sep 02, 2014

'Stepping On' class helps prevent falls

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Falling down for anyone can lead to serious injury, from a broken bone to brain damage. As we get older, the risk for falling increases and the injuries can take longer to heal. The Lake Oswego…
Sep 01, 2014

Join a VIEWS Conversation on Aging in September

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The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during September. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to…
Sep 01, 2014

Computer classes: September 2014

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LO Computer Learning Center The Computer Learning Center at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., offers the following classes, open to all ages. Call 503-635-3758 or visit…
Aug 31, 2014

News Briefs: September 2014

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Back to school with Senior Studies Institute; orientation Sept. 6 Are you a senior who is interested in learning new things and sharing your thoughts with other adults?Come hear about PCC’s…
Aug 31, 2014

IRCO senior events: September 2014

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The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - 'Art Behind Barbed Wire,' an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legay Center in Portland, features arts and crafts gathered from former Japanese-American internees, their families and the greater Pacific Northwest community. See Sept. 1 listing for details.
Aug 30, 2014

September 2014 calendar

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Calendar items for October are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage…