10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

Why spend money if you can get products and services for free? Whether through the federal, state, or local government or churches and non-profits in your area, there are many options. Do your research and start saving money and enjoying retirement. Another way to find free services specifically is through the Eldercare Locator website. This program is funded by the…

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10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is deceiving. Sometimes called the silent killer because most people don’t feel it since often there are no noticeable symptoms. Many folks don’t know they have high blood pressure until they visit their physician. There is good news. Lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and keep it under…

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The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

No matter where you live, it is always possible a disaster could occur without warning, so it’s best to get ready before the shake, rattle, and roll begin. That is the key to surviving a disaster – to anticipate “it” before “it” reaches you.  1. Identify your risk Due to strained financial resources, isolation, and…

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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

If you live in Oregon and have a print disability that may include visual, physical, and reading difficulties, the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library are available for you. Located in Salem, Oregon, they lend throughout all of Oregon.  Lending is accessible through the mail or via download. “Talking Books delivers a personalized connection to…

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Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

Trouble balancing is the most common reason seniors seek medical help Good balance is critical to staying active, independent, and to go about daily life. If you have good balance you can walk without staggering, and you are unlikely to fall while getting out of a chair.  If you’ve ever felt lightheaded or dizzy, you…

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Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

The Red Cross Now Offering Free Virtual Home Fire Safety Education

The number one disaster threat to homes and families isn’t a dreaded Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. It’s not torrential rains and massive flooding.  It’s not even a colossal freeway pileup. Instead, it’s a tiny spark – that leads to a flame – that leads to a fire – a home fire.  One that destroys possessions, displaces people,…

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The Red Cross Now Offering Free Virtual Home Fire Safety Education

Don’t Wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31, 2021

Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options? Each year, there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these: Switch to a…

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Don’t Wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31, 2021

New Program: Caring Connections

Seniors are at the highest risk of developing more serious illness from COVID-19 and are being asked to be the most vigilant about social distancing. But, with our new Caring Connections program, loneliness doesn’t have to be a side effect of COVID-19. Caring Connections matches volunteers with tri-county seniors who would appreciate a weekly phone…

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New Program: Caring Connections

Understand the Differences Between a Cold, the Flu and COVID-19

The good news, Winter’s here. The bad news, it’s cold and flu season. COVID-19 isn’t as seasonal but easier spread when more people are indoors. Staying safe and healthy should be one of your top concerns, especially if you are an older adult since the symptoms of COVID-19 can be more severe as you age. …

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Understand the Differences Between a Cold, the Flu and COVID-19