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Public invited to hear retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba speak on seniors getting care

The Portland metro area's Filipino community is coming together Saturday, Oct. 5, for a free event in Milwaukie that is open to the public.

COURTESY PHOTO:  - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (Ret.) will speak this Saturday at the Milwaukie Center.To celebrate the 20-year history of the 14-organization Council of Filipino-American Associations of Oregon and Southwest Washington, the "Because We Care, We Serve" event begins with a vendor/exhibit fair at 3 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

A program at 4 p.m. will feature retired Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba and a recognition of veterans, military and their families. Taguba is only the second American citizen born in the Philippines to be promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. Army. Through his personal experiences and leadership role, Taguba speaks about the role of family caregivers as an AARP care-giving ambassador.

"Many families don't have a plan to care for parents and older relatives when the time comes," Taguba said. "I know from personal experience that people can avoid a lot of anguish if they plan ahead and pay attention to parents' medical needs and finances."

AARP Oregon is a co-presenter of the event with the Council of Filipino-American Associations.

Registration is requested at, and more information about the Filipino council in available at

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