What retirement? Many just keep working

What retirement? Many just keep working

It’s a cautionary message for baby boomers with little or no savings who are financially...

For the North End Players, the show must go on

For the North End Players, the show must go on

Long rehearsals. The fear of forgetting your lines. Sudden cast changes. Yet the thrill of being...

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

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

In 2013, Portlanders Louise Lague and Tom Lichty sold all of their furniture, their car and most...

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October 15, 2014

Like summer's peaches, memories are golden

by Candy Puterbaugh
Life Lines: Candy Puterbaugh Jars of golden peaches catching the sunshine on my kitchen shelf always bring her back to me, as if Grandma were beaming her flashlight down from above to see if I…
October 13, 2014

Look out - the tricks that your mind can play on you are no treat

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue You could tell it was October by the chill in the air. The leaves were starting to fall and change color, and it was getting dark earlier. We had just finished…
October 11, 2014

Medicare fall open enrollment starts Oct. 15

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Medicare's annual fall open enrollment is under way Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time of year when people with Medicare can change their Medicare health and drug coverage options without…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED - Understanding your diagnosis can help you make decisions about what you want to do about it.
October 10, 2014

Doc talk: questions to ask after a diagnosis

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From the National Institute on Aging If you’re diagnosed with a medical condition, it’s important to first understand the diagnosis before making a decision about treatment options and care. A…
October 08, 2014

Will your children inherit your debt?

by Jason Alderman
Practical Money Matters: Jason Alderman Many people finally get around to writing a will in order to safeguard their assets for their heirs. But what if you’ve got the opposite problem: Your…
October 05, 2014

Money tips for the sandwich generation

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee The term “sandwich generation” has changed meaning since it was first coined back in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller. The phrase originally described women between…
October 03, 2014

Let's talk about Medicare prescriptions

by Alan Edwards
From Social Security Public Affairs, Portland October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk…
October 02, 2014

Senior well-being workshops coming up

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The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is not just about fitness and art classes — we are concerned about the well-being of the whole person. Berta Derman, our human service supervisor, has put…
October 01, 2014

Computer classes: October 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 in October, open to all ages. Call 503-635-3758 or…
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.…

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Sep 30, 2014

Join a Conversation on Aging

by Pamplin Media Group
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…
Sep 29, 2014

Join Senior Healthy Hikers for outdoor adventures in October

by Pamplin Media Group
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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.
Sep 28, 2014

SAGE hosts columnist Nicholas Kristof

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New York Times columnist and native Oregonian speaks to senior advocates group Oct. 5 Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) will host New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in…
Oct 01, 2014

Fraud awareness program Oct. 15

by Pamplin Media Group
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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…