Portland couple chucks it all to spend a year living in five different countries

Portland couple chucks it all to spend a year living in five different countries

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Boomer entrepreneurs find help from a nonprofit in getting their ventures up and running

Boomer entrepreneurs find help from a nonprofit in getting their ventures up and running

Michele and Gary Young aren’t business newbies. Gary, with his background in architecture...

Freedom Summer, 50 years later

Freedom Summer, 50 years later

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September 19, 2014

'Vintage Rock' concerts support creation of 'villages'

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The Freak Mountain Ramblers and the John Bunzow Band will play Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 4045 S.W. Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro, to help raise funds…
September 12, 2014

You've inherited a 401(k). Now what do you do with it?

by Jason Alderman
Practical Money Matters Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve…
September 10, 2014

Feeling low? Picture a cow on a walker

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue First of all, a little background on this story. When you’re first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, your friends always tell you about some miracle treatment…
September 08, 2014

Verifying your benefits a cinch with an online account

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There’s no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The best sunglasses are those that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
September 06, 2014

Let there be sight: Tips for healthy eyes

by National Institute on Aging
From the NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these…
September 04, 2014

Modern 'Golden Girls': boomers as roomies

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee It’s no secret that women tend to outlive men. By some estimates, one in three people over 50 is single, and in that group there are three times as many women as men.…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - HE WAS READY TO RESCUE - Gino Damico stands on the banks of the Tualatin River next to cement steps that led to a platform used when he was a lifeguard at Roamers Rest from 1946 to 1948.
September 03, 2014

Roamers Rest was rockin' place to be in 1940s

by Barbara Sherman
More than 60 years after Gino Damico was a lifeguard at the popular Roamers Rest on 99W, he still retains the muscular and tanned look of a lifeguard. Gino, now 87, worked as a lifeguard during…
September 02, 2014

'Stepping On' class helps prevent falls

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Falling down for anyone can lead to serious injury, from a broken bone to brain damage. As we get older, the risk for falling increases and the injuries can take longer to heal. The Lake Oswego…
September 01, 2014

Join a VIEWS Conversation on Aging in September

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The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during September. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to…
September 01, 2014

Computer classes: September 2014

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LO Computer Learning Center The Computer Learning Center at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., offers the following classes, open to all ages. Call 503-635-3758 or visit…

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Aug 31, 2014

News Briefs: September 2014

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Back to school with Senior Studies Institute; orientation Sept. 6 Are you a senior who is interested in learning new things and sharing your thoughts with other adults?Come hear about PCC’s…
Aug 31, 2014

IRCO senior events: September 2014

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The nonprofit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) Senior Services offers the following support groups and other events at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - 'Art Behind Barbed Wire,' an exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legay Center in Portland, features arts and crafts gathered from former Japanese-American internees, their families and the greater Pacific Northwest community. See Sept. 1 listing for details.
Aug 30, 2014

September 2014 calendar

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Calendar items for October are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 Brooklyn Rail Yard exhibit — New exhibit continues through the end of 2014, Oregon Rail Heritage…
Aug 07, 2014

On a plane to Louisville, a chance encounter withfresh-faced…

by Candy Puterbaugh
Life Lines: Candy Puterbaugh Your seatmate can make or break a plane flight. That was reinforced recently when I flew to Louisville, Ky. The Portland-Chicago part was the breaker when a big man…
Aug 05, 2014

Women and Social Security

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News: Alan Edwards Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26, and this is the perfect time to remind you how much Social Security values and appreciates women. Even though men and women…
Aug 04, 2014

'Because I said so!' (and you thought you'd never say this to…

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue It happens before you know it. Even though you said you would never do it, you start repeating the phrases that you were told when you’re a child, and swore you would…
Aug 02, 2014

The anatomy of a FICO score

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee If you’ve ever purchased a home, bought or leased an automobile, rented an apartment or applied for a job, you can be assured that someone has checked into your FICO…
by: PHOTO: MERRY MACKINNON - Portland resident Estela Bernals first published novel, Can You See Me Now? was launched this summer at Powells Bookstore in Beaverton. Written for middle-school children, the book was recently published by Arte P√∫blico Press, the nations largest publisher of contemporary literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.
Aug 02, 2014

Boomer writer's first published novel proof that practice makes…

by Merry MacKinnon
It took 18 years of persistent writing, with loads of rejections from publishers along the way. But now that her debut novel — “Can You See Me Know?” — was recently released, Estela Bernal is…
Aug 01, 2014

Views Conversations: August 2014

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The nonprofit senior counseling organization VIEWS will host the following Conversations on Aging during August. Older adults are invited to join these free conversations with their peers to…
by: BARBARA SHERMAN - BLAZING A NEW TRAIL - Velda Metelmann tries on her cap and gown for the first time in anticipation of her graduation ceremony at Marylhurst University.
Aug 01, 2014

The graduate:Velda Metelmann at 91 earns a master's degree

by Barbara Sherman
Velda Metelmann just earned her master's degree at age 91 in only three years, which was a speed record considering she took 67 years to finish her sophomore year in college: Velda entered…