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It’s mid-afternoon and the spacious Riverview Room dining area at Willamette View Senior Living has a scattering of guests selecting a late lunch while overlooking the picturesque river scene outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Our new year is off to a great start and the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers about other enrollment periods they may be able to use to switch plans before the next Medicare Annual Election Period b…
Even avid readers can have dry spells, endlessly searching for something good to read. Getting reading recommendations from friends is an option, but you might have vastly different tastes. Another option is to let the robots at Amazon tell you what to read (and buy), but we hope it hasn’t c…
I confess, I’ve always got a few gardening books on the table, waiting for me to read and review. During the warm weather months, I am too busy to do them justice. But now, with the holidays behind us and spring not quite here yet, it seems the perfect time for armchair gardening. I love the…
No matter how long you’ve been with your partner, you still need to make time for each other. Here’s a list of ideas for spending quality time together.
Does your New Year’s resolution include finding something useful to do with your spare time but you can’t get off the couch or break away from the TV?
Happy New Year! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? With another year come and gone and a multitude of successes and failures to draw from, it’s time to forge ahead to a new year in our gardens.
Another gardening year is behind us. Isn’t it true that the older we get, the faster time flies? But the news is not all negative. There is an upside to this whole speed of time deal, especially when it comes to gardening.
Trena Cleland is a personal historian in Eugene who helps individuals and families write life stories, compile family histories, create legacy books, and more.
When Glenda Dennis arrives for her interview, this 70-year-old nurse is, as expected, dressed in scrubs. It’s been her way of life for decades.
When residents in Nancy Inglehart’s Gresham neighborhood learned their rent would be increasing by $40 a month, they had decisions to make.
With so many retirement housing options, knowing where to begin can be a challenge, especially when searching for adult care homes.
The drive over the western Cascades takes you through winding roads lined with pine trees and pristine lakes before dropping down into long stretches of scrub brush, wide open fields and sparse vegetation.
Scammers prey on emotions, and loneliness is one of the primary reasons this scam is effective. Victims are typically recently widowed or vulnerable.
One of the biggest safety risks in our homes as we age is falling down. We can trip over items, lose balance and the ability to be mobile.
Although it was many years ago, I remember it well. It was a Saturday in June and I was with my gardening friends meandering through the gorgeous gardens of Dancing Oaks Nursery outside of Monmouth.
Scams are in abundance, from free trial offers, door-to-door sales pitches, price gouging and everyone’s most annoying nightmare — telemarketing.
A good motivator can inspire aging older adults to chuck off stereotypes about getting older, tossing the canes and walkers – and having a good time in the process.
Have you considered being a volunteer mentor in a classroom, helping children read? Here’s the experience of one volunteer who signed up through Metropolitan Family Services.
Preparing your house to move takes a lot of effort, especially when you have accumulated items for many years. Downsizing experts can help you through the process.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. Currently, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Salem resident and former caregiver Susan Jones cared for her partner Elizabeth for 12 year…
Many of us dream of having the time to paint and explore our artistic side when we’re no longer working full-time. It’s part of our desire to keep mental acuity as we age.
Step inside Abbey Creek Vineyard and Winery, and you’ll notice right away this isn’t your typical experience – hip hop music plays in the background, family pictures are posted on the wall, and you’re greeted by Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s first black winemaker.
With summer around the corner and the warm temperatures we experienced earlier this month, keeping cool will be a priority. While heat-related illness is preventable, many people get sick, and even die, from extreme heat each year.
- New construction in senior living is designed with you in mind
- You’ll be amazed at the changes to this Silverton thrift store staple
- Island earth radio provides a musical trip through nature
- Northwest Destinations: Santiam Pass Ski Lodge
- Jim Cline survived a heart attack, and now lives life to the fullest
- A love for books
- New year means second chance to make changes for Medicare
- No-judgment book recommendations from your personal librarians
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