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Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - Home Care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit www.dementiawise.com/events/tigard/

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

 

Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

beebechiro.com/

 

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauRecent news reports question whether existing scientific research supports the oral health benefits of flossing.

The bottom line? A lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. Dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history.

The longstanding recommendation to clean between teeth daily is still supported by the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease. In fact, up to 50 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed by brushing without flossing. 

Inter-dental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup. Together with food debris and other components, the plaque buildup around the teeth and gums will contribute to periodontal disease and cavities.

To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner and regular dental check-ups. 

So remember, F.B.I. (Floss, Brush, Irrigate). 

Live well, smile often and “May the floss be with you!!”

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104


Tigard's Opinions

Miles Vance
September 22, 2016

Rip the candidates, not the supporters

by Miles Vance
There’s no doubt about it. I stand, poised, upon a mission fraught with danger. But I won’t venture forth unprepared. No indeed. First, I slip into the fireproof body suit. Next up, the Kevlar chest piece and inserts to protect my legs and lower…
September 22, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Term limits idea takes away voters’ choices in Tualatin We are privileged in this country and this community to have the right to vote. With this privilege comes the right to choose. This right to choose says we can vote for the candidate of our…
September 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Measure 97 based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what would be the largest tax increase in the state’s…


September 22, 2016

Pedestal Rock and the need to 'Keep Oregon, Oregon'

by Ben Bowman
We might lose the battle to keep Oregon, Oregon. In early September, a group of people pushed down a small but iconic landmark of the Oregon coast, Pedestal Rock, shattering it in an instant. Gone for good. The next time a family climbs to the top…
September 15, 2016

Light rail wouldn't serve Tigard well even if approved

by Erik Halstead
Recently, I posed a series of questions to the "Yes for Tigard" campaign via their Facebook site, only to find my comments erased along with my ability to ask this shadowy group questions. The secretary of state's address finds that the "Yes for…
September 15, 2016

Voters should approve M96 to fulfill our promise to vets

by Julie Parrish
This November, Oregonians will be asked to consider several ballot measures. The more contentious measures will expend millions of dollars campaigning to win your vote. However, the most impactful measure you can vote for is Measure 96, the Oregon…
September 15, 2016

Letters to the editor

by The Times
THS teacher writes in support of M97 and local students I’m a third-generation Oregonian and a teacher for 31 years at Tigard High School. When I started teaching, I had about 18 students. I was able to talk to every student, every day, and make a…
September 08, 2016

Students: Find your place in the TTSD during the coming year

by Barry Albertson
Now that summer’s over and school has once again begun for our community’s children, I find it challenging, as always, to give my fellow teachers (and all those in our schools who interact with and help our kids) some encouragement, a few words of…
September 08, 2016

Tigard Mayor Cook is all wrong about light rail and its impacts

by Arthur Crino
Tigard Mayor John L. Cook has kicked off his campaign to persuade voters to approve MAX light rail in November. As usual, the fallacious message is a parroting of how light rail will reduce congestion in Tigard. Over and over again that will be the…
September 08, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Writer praises the bargain of water cost in the city of Tigard I was just paying my Tigard water bill today, and it reminded me of the Community Soapbox column written by Steve Kraemer last week: “Does Tigard water really cost about a penny per…
September 07, 2016

My View: Tigard mayor endorses MAX expansion

by John Cook
I grew up in Tigard when it was a small town and there were no traffic jams. I never thought the world would change so dramatically. Today, traffic is a daily challenge and needs all the help we can get. On Sept. 5, 1986, the first MAX line between…
September 07, 2016

Changes blow through the Times' newsroom

by Miles Vance
Change, my friends, is the name of the game. It is the one constant in life — that there is relatively little constancy — and it’s the same in our newsroom, too. A decade ago, Mikel Kelly — my former boss at The Times (he’s featured on this page in…
August 25, 2016

State is getting an anti-business reputation

by Junki Yoshida
I often have said my head is a Republican and my heart is a Democrat because, despite my party registration, I end up supporting Democratic candidates for office based on their commitment and passion for this state. Over the past two decades, I…
August 25, 2016

Does Tigard water really cost about a penny per gallon?

by Steve Kraemer
Tigard water customers have likely heard the city say that customers pay about a penny per gallon of water, but is this true? For many users, it’s not. Before we can demonstrate, we need to define the terms used to measure water usage. Most…
August 25, 2016

Writer encourages residents to Walk to End Alzheimer's

by Victoria Blachly
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death. It is the only disease among the top 10 killers that does not have a cure or even a means to slow its progression. There are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, according…
August 11, 2016

Gov. Kate Brown wrong to back Measure 97

by (none)
Oregon’s long-running game of “Wait for Kate” came to a sudden but all-too-predictable and disappointing end last week. On Aug. 4, Gov. Kate Brown announced she’s backing Measure 97, the largest tax increase in Oregon’s history. We weren’t…
August 11, 2016

Get a healthy start to the new school year with vaccinations

by Susan Johnson
In August, you’ll see back-to-school ads from virtually every store. These ads will try to convince you that you need to buy clothes, shoes, computers, school supplies, sporting equipment, lunch making materials, cleaning wipes and a myriad of other…
August 11, 2016

Tualatin residents should work to stop the post office move

by Ed Casey
The U.S. Postal Service has said it’s going to shut down our centrally located retail post office in Tualatin and move those services to a distribution center in an industrial park off of Southwest Teton Avenue. It is apparent that the USPS has not…
MIKEL KELLY
August 04, 2016

Remembering a member of the family

by Mikel Kelly
This is not an official obituary or anything (that’s better left to relatives or someone more appropriate than me), but I did want to tell you about a death in our little newspaper family. For years and years, one of the key people in the Community…
JULES BOYKOFF
August 04, 2016

My View: Both Trump, Rio Olympics earn gold in hyperbolic hurdles

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with campaigning. But it turns out the Olympics and “The…
August 04, 2016

Many parallels between Olympics, Trump

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with campaigning. But it turns out the Olympics and “The…
August 04, 2016

Trade tariff history shouldn't repeat itself in Washington County

by Mark Kirchmeier
Thirty years ago, Hollywood immortalized Oregon’s most ignominious contribution to the world economy. In the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a hapless high school teacher pleadingly asks his students, “If anyone ... anyone” had ever heard of…

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