Current Events

Community Conversations About Family Caregiver Respite

Are you providing care for a loved one, or have you in the past? Do you think you might need to in the future? Are you working in the field of providing services to people who need care? Or do you own or work for a business that could be impacted by employees needing to provide care for an adult loved one? Are you in a position to change policies that could help family caregivers?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the AARP of Oregon wants to hear your thoughts on how Oregonians can have better access to, better use of, and better knowledge about caregiver respite. Share your thoughts and ideas and discuss what we are hearing across the state. We want to ensure that Oregon families can stay together and in their own homes as long as they wish, and enjoy the independence, choice, and dignity we all deserve.

For details, please see the attached flier or call 877-926-8300.

Free Caregiver Classes from Oregon Care Partners

Oregon Care Partners offers free classes that are open to the public. Family members, staff in long-term care settings, social workers, case managers and physicians are encouraged to sign up. Registration is required. For more information on Oregon Care Partners online classes, see the flier. For more information about in person classes, go to Oregon Care Partners web site at http://www.oregoncarepartners.com.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have a little time to spare? How about a heart for helping people? DAVS has six great ways to help!

  • Advisory Council - Participate in meetings and advocacy efforts for seniors and veterans.  Advise on policy, programs and actions that affect the delivery of services.
  • Benefits Enrollment Center - Screen individuals with low income to determine eligibility for core benefits and assist with application process.
  • Gatekeeper - Provide training to local businesses in recognizing vulnerable seniors or people with disabilities who may need services.
  • Oregon Money Management Program - Help older adults and people with disabilities perform financial tasks.
  • Personal Advocate Program (formerly known as Project REACH) - Assist isolated and vulnerable seniors in accessing and navigating services to help them remain independent.
  • SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) - Help seniors make informed choices about Medicare benefits and prescription drug coverage.

Call 1-855-673-2372 to learn more.

Veterans Memorial Near the Washington County Fairgrounds.

For more information about the memorial and how to purchase a paver to honor any veteran who has or did have ties to Washington County. The stones will complete the design of the walkway and area around the flags at the Veterans Memorial between the Fairgrounds and the TriMet parking lot at the Fairplex stop.

VA Benefits Alert

Individuals, organizations and some retirement communities are contacting veterans and/or their spouses about a veteran's benefit called Aid and Attendance. The Aid and Attendance program is for elderly or disabled vets who need help with activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding etc. Veterans believe they will receive the Aid and Attendance benefit and then be able to afford market rent at the retirement home. Please click the link above for more information about this alert.