Issues of Aging

Living Options

Posted on July 16, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

…there’s no place like home. Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz Living Options for seniors can be varied and challenging. They range from living independently to living with family, senior retirement centers to assisted living and more. Independent Independent: Home – house, apartment, etc. Most people want to stay living on their own. A Home

Resources and Supporting Links

Posted on July 12, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle. Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White General: Counties: Clackamas County Social Services: (503) 650-5622 Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services: (503) 988-3646 Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran’s Services: (503) 640-3489 Cities: Portland: Senior Resources Portland Parks Resources

End-of-Life Planning

Posted on July 12, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

Time has shaken me by the hand, and Death is not far behind. John Wesley (1791) With modern health care, we often have options near the end, regarding extensive medical treatments or comprehensive comfort care. Making our preferences known about end of life care may spare our family and ourselves added stress and suffering.  


Posted on July 12, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

No Spring, nor Summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one Autumnal face. John Donne (1600) As important as Family care support is to the Health Care system, we need to ask, who is taking care of the Caregivers? Family Caregiving The help family and friends provide for the older and infirm

Senior Community Resources

Posted on July 12, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four? John Lennon (1967) Senior Community Resources are important to the health and well being of seniors. It starts in local communities.   Recreation, Social, Nutrition, Safety, and other services are available for older citizens in the communities where they live. Clackamas, Multnomah,

Medical Problems

Posted on July 12, 2020 by in Issues of Aging

If I’d known I was gonna live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. Eubie Blake, age 100 (1983) Seniors face unique challenges. Please use the information and links to sites below to help deal with these and to stimulate discussions with your health care provider. General Aging Health Information See other Pacific