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December 16, 2014

Northwest Senior Theatre holds 2015 auditions Jan. 14

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Auditions for Northwest Senior Theatre will start Jan. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alpenrose Dairy Opera House. 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Portland. The company needs men and women…
The December 2014 issue is the last one until next March.
December 05, 2014

2015 brings changes to Boom!

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Publication goes quarterly, welcomes new editor Look for the next issue of Boom! Boomers & Beyond in March 2015, when this Pamplin Media Group magazine for adults 45 and older will start being…
December 01, 2014

Rising property taxes: hardship for seniors

by Merry MacKinnon
After Multnomah County property tax bills arrived in November, a lot of homeowners were alarmed to see that their taxes went up dramatically, in some cases, by $1,000. That’s a substantial…
December 01, 2014

The little house, the little girl and the spirit of giving

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue The little white house sat by itself. It had no yard and was so run down, it was about two years away from turning into a dilapidated shack. First, a little…
December 01, 2014

News Briefs: December 2014

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Meals on Wheels elects board members and officers Meals on Wheels People has elected new board members and officers for the 2014-15 fiscal year. They include: n Janeen McAninch, Becker Capital…
December 01, 2014

Here's what you should ask your doctor if you have trouble…

by National Institute on Aging
Healthy Aging From the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIHSeniorHealth.gov Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it isn’t. In fact, many healthy older adults report…
December 01, 2014

Flying the frenzied skies to O'Hare and back

by Candy Puterbaugh
Life Lines: Candy Puterbaugh It was a bad O’Hare day. But it seems like it always is when I connect through Chicago’s airport. This time their excuse was the airport fire a few days before.…
December 01, 2014

Help out as a Social Security representative payee

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News Allen Edwards Social Security Public Affairs, Portland If you handle the finances of someone who receives benefits from Social Security, or you know someone who may need…
November 29, 2014

Computer classes: December 2014

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The Multnomah County Library offers the following computer classes for beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up online, at the library or by calling 503-988-5234.…
November 28, 2014

Visit Larch Mountain, see holiday lights with Senior Healthy…

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The Gresham-based club Senior Healthy Hikers will host the following events in December: Planning meeting — Monday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m., Springwater Room at Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman…

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Photo Credit: PAUL RICH - From left, Megan Carver, Craig Allen, Amy Jo Halliday and Ben Farmer star in 'A Christmas Survival Guide,' the Broadway Rose Theatre Company's 2014 holiday show. See details in Dec. 1 listing.
Nov 28, 2014

December Calendar

by Pamplin Media Group
1 "A Christmas Survival Guide" — Performances through Dec. 21, Broadway Rose Theatre Company's New Stage, 2850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays,…
Nov 12, 2014

Free workshop explores ways to stay at home as you age

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In a recent poll, 89 percent of older adults have told AARP they want to remain in their home and community for as long as possible. Will staying at home be an option for you or your loved ones?…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS - The Northwest Senior Theatre cast presents the companys 2014 holiday show Nov. 19-22.
Nov 10, 2014

NW Senior Theatre stages 'Holiday Harmonies'

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Tune up for the 2014 Christmas season when the Northwest Senior Theatre presents “Holiday Harmonies,” its annual holiday musical variety show. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, Nov.…
Photo Credit: AL STEWART - Mask & Mirror Community Theatre's Nov. 7-23 production of 'Play On' includes (left to right) Nick Hamilton, Lauren Scher, Jayne Furlong, Gary Romans, Phyliss Lang, Jacob Claytor, Pat Romans, Sarah Thornton and KC Cooper. See Nov. 7 listing for show details.
Oct 31, 2014

November 2014 Calendar

by Pamplin Media Group
Calendar items for December are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 14. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com. 1 Anna Magruder art exhibit — Through Nov. 30, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Antoinette…
Nov 08, 2014

Who needs a knee replacement?

by National Institutes on Health
From the NATIONAL INSTITUTES ON HEALTH NIHSeniorHealth.gov Knee replacement is an operation that involves removing parts of one’s natural knee joint and replacing them with artificial ones. Knee…
Nov 06, 2014

Get to know the faces and facts of disability

by Alan Edwards
Social Security News Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI. Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole”…
Nov 05, 2014

Short on retirement savings? Now what?

by Judith McGee
True Wealth: Judith McGee We all know we’re supposed to plan ahead for retirement, reduce debt and start saving early. But how many actually do that? According to the Employee Benefit Research…
Nov 04, 2014

Keep Meals on Wheels rollin'

by Pamplin Media Group
From Lake Oswego Adult Community Center We are heading into the time of year where we give thought to those that might need a little extra support. At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, we…
Nov 03, 2014

When does July morph into November? When you stumble into ...…

by Joe Bushue
The Bright Side: Joe Bushue It seemed like just a normal, warm beautiful summer day. It was July 25 to be exact. I still had a little irritation from the burn I got from lighting fireworks. I…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Brig. General James Thayer will serve as grand marshal of the 2014 Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11.
Nov 02, 2014

WWII veteran to lead 40th annual Veterans Day parade

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World War II veteran and Oregon native Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer of Lake Oswego will be the grand marshal of the annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day parade Tuesday, Nov. 11. Held in the…