senior citizens

Jefferson Exchange | December 18, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Stay-At-Home Grandmoms: Project Independence

Credit Garry Knight

Oregon started Project Independence nearly 40 years ago, to help senior citizens stay in their homes, relatively independent. 

The aging of society will undoubtedly put new pressures on the program, but it just got an infusion of cash from the state legislature. 

State Senator Alan Bates is one of the champions of the program. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 20, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Elder Abuse Numbers Climb In Oregon

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Elder abuse numbers continue to rise in Oregon. 

It is true that the senior population is growing as well, but the abuse trend is still cause for concern. 

Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigation watches the trends and the cases. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 1, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Back To The Dorms For Senior Citizens

A cohousing community in Nevada City, California.
Credit The Cohousing Company

A lot of us did just fine living in dormitories in college. 

But as we got older, the appeal of living so close to other people diminished. 

And then… kids move out and people slow down (and don't want to cook dinner so often). 

Cohousing for seniors is a concept catching on all over the country. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 22, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Tracking Senior Financial Exploitation

Credit Garry Knight

We've been hearing for some time about how people take financial advantage of vulnerable senior citizens. 

And it's more than anecdote, it's demonstrable fact. 

Oregon now has back-to-back year-long reports on senior financial exploitation, and the latest shows a rise in incidents from the year before. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Designing Innovative Programs For Seniors & Disabled

Credit Garry Knight

The simple existence of the Baby Boom Generation means we will have more senior citizens over the next few decades. 

And it will take some innovative programs to deliver services to all the seniors and people with disabilities who will need them. 

The Oregon Department of Human Services is trying to spur some of that innovation by funding pilot projects. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Keeping Gray Matter Sharp In Golden Years

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"School is out completely!"  Alice Cooper sang that more than four decades ago, and a few people took the words seriously. 

But whether we seek education or not, we're still learning things as we live, and the process helps keep aging brains supple. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Getting Busy AFTER Retirement

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Some people think of retirement as a set of sunny years playing lots of golf. 

Some other people might find that concept of retirement to be something straight out of hell. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Helping Seniors Stay Secure

Credit Garry Knight

It behooves us to think ahead to the days when we are not as sharp mentally as we once were.

When you think about it, how will we know we are not being taken advantage of? 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:57 am
Thu January 16, 2014

ICE A Cell Phone For Winter

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Mild as it's been so far, there's a lot of winter ahead of us. 

We can expect snow and rain and ice and ICE. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:57 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Prep For The Later Years: Vital Aging

Credit Garry Knight

Even people born close to the end of the Baby Boom are receiving offers of membership in AARP. 

The organization will likely swell in members in the coming years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:43 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Elder Abuse-The Financial Kind

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The term "elder abuse" is one of those that can raise hackles the moment you hear it. 

Yes, there are examples of physical and emotional abuse.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 17, 2013
1:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meet The Authors: "How To Age In Place"

Credit Garry Knight

Call it a senior center or an "old folks' home," few people want to go there to live out the remaining days of their lives, no matter how comfortable.

Many seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes, a process called aging in place.

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