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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.
For anyone living with a chronic disease, whether it’s cancer, an auto-immune disorder, pain issues or any other health problem, it is imperative that you optimize your intestinal health.
In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned that so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?”
Carolyn Rundorff has a strong appetite for curiosity and learning, something that has fueled her travels in retirement.
Erin and Bernie Holland of Happy Valley have traveled extensively around the world but count a trip last year to South Africa as unforgettable.
Our kidneys work hard to keep us healthy so it is good to take some time to think about what we can do to keep them healthy. Our kidneys work 24/7 filtering our blood, removing toxins and fluids to keep our bodies well.
If you think you’re the only one susceptible to scams, think again. In 2018, Oregon Department of Justice received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut from telecommunications to medical services and products.
Back when I was a newbie gardener, I planted marigolds in April. The nursery had them for sale in little four-inch pots and they looked so healthy and sweet.
With spring almost here, it’s time to start thinking about planning out our vegetable gardens. I always enjoy seeing the new products that seed companies and growers offer. Mostly, they’re just improved varieties of standard vegetables but some companies like to throw in a bit of whimsy to k…
More Oregonians are making their end-of-life wishes known through forms known as Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, according to research published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
Love your pets — no matter what. And when they get old, slow down and have problems, be sure you know what they need.
Robert Briggs was an accomplished author, poet and jazz lover. But it was four words scribbled almost illegibly on a piece of paper that gave his wife the courage to face the effects of his debilitating dementia: “Wife, just let go.”
- Learn something new: New study suggests learning multiple new tasks increases cognition
- Be your own superhero: Empower yourself to positively manage your chronic conditions
- Be a reading mentor: One volunteer shares her positive experiences
- Walk-n-Wag: Helping keep pets and families together during hospice care
- Lady in purple: Karen Frascone found a unique way to set herself apart in business
- Redefining Aging: Feel ‘old'? Here's how you can change it
- Is it time to move? Do yourself a favor and de-clutter now
- A caregiver’s journey: An interview with Susan Jones
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