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“DON’T BE LEFT OUT”, Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Plans October 15th – December 7th, 2015

SHIBA 2015

Are you already on Medicare?
Are you new to Medicare?
“DON’T BE LEFT OUT”

Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Plans October 15 – December 7.

2015 SHIBA schedule of presentations and individual counseling sessions in Clackamas County

Certified SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance) Volunteer Counselors will be available to answer questions.  Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a personalized appointment at an Individual Counseling Session Enrollment Workshop.

This is the time to review your 2015 plan, change your plan, or enroll into a plan if you do not already have one.  If you are unable to attend a presentation and want MEDICARE assistance, please contact Clackamas County SHIBA, AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND AT 503-655-8269 to provide free unbiased Medicare assistance.
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Thursday September 24, 2015 Clackamas County Networking, Information, and Referral Meeting

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“Helping partners connect to provide services to people in need.”

Clackamas County Networking, Information, and Referral Meeting:

Thursday – September 24, 2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Note – Building and room change :
Public Service Building , Room 369 A/B ,  2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City 97045
(directly across the courtyard from the Developmental Services Building)
Public event – no fee, refreshments provided

PRESENTATIONS

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection

Kathy Henderson, Volunteer Connection (VC) program coordinator and VC lead, along with other VC program coordinators, will present on the six fantastic VC programs. Learn about program updates, latest news, and events!

  • Money Management Program – MMP
  • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program – SHIBA
  • Transportation Reaching People – TRP
  • Senior Companion Program – SCP
  • Family Caregiver Support Program – FCSP
  • Clackamas County Volunteer Program – RSVP

Aging Mastery Program ®

Ann Adrian, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center manager, will tell us all about a new series from the Aging Mastery Program ®   developed by National Council on Aging. The program is designed for Boomers and seniors to empower them to make small but impactful changes. Learn how this resource can help you and the people you connect with to navigate the path ahead .

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2015 engAGE in Community Expo – September 15th

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Special Event – 2015 engAGE in Community Expo

Emergency Preparedness – Resolve To Be Ready!
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Location: Clackamas Community College Gregory Forum and McLoughlin Auditorium, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
Cost: Free public event
Please register for this event and  more information at: http://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/engage.html
Questions: Margaret McNamara: mmcnamara@clackamas.us , (503) 650 5737

Sponsored by: Health Housing and Human Services, Oregon State University Extension Service – Family and Community Health, AARP Oregon, and Clackamas Community College
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/engAGEClackamas

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Thursday July 23, 2015 Clackamas County Networking, Information, and Referral Meeting

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“Helping partners connect to provide services to people in need.”

Clackamas County Networking, Information, and Referral Meeting:

Thursday – July 23, 2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road,Oregon City 97045
(turn onto Library Court off of S. Beavercreek Road, on the left)
Room  119/120
Public event – no fee, refreshments provided

PRESENTERS

David Berger – Director and State Long-Term Care Ombudsman,
Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Director Berger will share with us the role of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman office; Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Residential Facilities Ombudsman, and Oregon Public Guardian.  All three of these offices address issues relating to licensed long-term care housing for the elder, disabled, and mental health communities.

Christi Avery – Director of Development and PATH Intl., Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center

Director Avery will share information on many of the wonderful activates and programs at the center, including: Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Hippotherapy, Equine Facilitated Counseling, and the Veteran’s Program .

Kyle Hummel – Corporate and Community Relations Coordinator,  The Oregon Food Bank

Mr. Hummel will share with us information on many of the great programs they are involved in with community partners and organizations – The Fresh Alliance Program, Seed to Supper Program, FEAST, Screen & Intervene and the Oregon Food Bank Network.

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Alzheimer’s Association Education July Calendar and Introducing Two New Free Programs

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July Portland metro classes: http://alz.org/documents/oregon/03_July_2015_updated_1.pdf

Registration is required for all classes. To register, please call 800-272-3900. For a complete list of all classes in your community, as well as class descriptions, please visit  Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter .

Introducing Two New FREE Programs
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed two four-week programs geared specifically toward individuals with early memory loss and their care partners. Oregon’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRCs) centers and the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter are pleased to offer these programs, which are funded in part by a grant from the Administration for Community Living

Staying Connected Program – Did you know that staying socially active and keeping your mind engaged can benefit your mood and memory?

Move Your Body Program –  Stimulate your brain — regular physical activity can help improve memory and reverse age-related decline. Want to learn more about the benefits of staying active? Then sign up today for Staying in Motion! Click here if you want to learn more:

Both Staying Connected and Staying in Motion are free, but screening and registration are required. For details, call 800-272-3900.Schedules and details click here:063015_staying in motion and staying connected_august 2015 to january 2016 (2)

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There are online  E- Learning Courses available too! To enroll in a course, click the ‘Enroll Now’ link below the course title.  Click here for workshops in Spanish

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June 2015 Education Calender and Volunteer Opportunites – Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter

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Click link below for June education calendar:

Classes  – June 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter
Volunteer opportunities

Clackamas County Social Services is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon to promote some exciting volunteer opportunities. The University of Washington has developed engaging programs for people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

Volunteer Position: Staying In Motion – Volunteer Facilitator

The program engages individuals in the early-stages of Alzheimer’s and their caregivers by promoting healthy activity through well-established flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance activities. The ideal volunteer must be patient, highly social, and possess a genuine interest in working with persons with the disease.

Volunteer Position: Staying Connected – Volunteer Facilitator

The program engages individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their caregivers by facilitating social support and engagement through positive, pleasant activities. The ideal volunteer must be patient, highly social, and possess a genuine interest in working with persons with the disease.

If you are interested in these volunteer opportunities, contact:
Dawn Iwamasa, MA, MT-BC
Program Coordinator
diwamasa@alz.org or (503) 416-0203

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There are online E- Learning Courses available too! To enroll in a course, click the Enroll Now’ link below the course title.
Click here for workshops in Spanish

 
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Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter – See What’s Happening in 2015!

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Portland’s First Choir for Memory Loss – Sing Here Now
Art program – Memories in the Making
February 2015 –  Class Education Calendar

Sing Here Now is a community choir that provides an opportunity for people in the early stages of memory loss, as well as their care partners, to enjoy music and socialize with other people living with Alzheimer’s. Although the focus of the choir is social interaction, participants also benefit from the wellness aspects of singing, such as reduced stress and improved mood. No musical experience is necessary, but screening and registration are required.Interested in learning more? Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

 

Memories in the Making® is a unique fine-arts program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Art experience is not required. The program’s creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and nonverbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. Memories in the Making is much more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity; it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic, and it can stimulate the brains of persons with dementia. In this group, the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the artwork itself. The group is facilitated by professional artists and trained volunteers.

 

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2014 in review

Thank you for your visit and sharing with us. See you next year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

A great day at the OC Farmer’s Market Senior Day!

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It was a great day at the Oregon City Farmer’s Market Senior Day, September 9th.  A special thanks to Marcella E. – Certified Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program and Senior Medical Patrol (SMP) Counselor (shown in picture)Volunteer; Jodine Sampson – Clackamas County SHIBA Coordinator; and Jackie Hammond-Williams – Market Manager for making this event such a wonderful event.

We spoke with 57 people, assisted with Medicare questions, ways to prevent fraud and abuse and provided information and community resources for the many Clackamas County Social Service Programs.

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