When 78-year-old David Finch owned a business selling office and bookkeeping supplies in his younger years, he found himself in financial trouble. “I did everything wrong you could imagine,” he says. One thing he did do well was keep track of his debts. “I had no idea how to run a business,” he recalls.
Camille Ronzio’s volunteer work is a natural outgrowth of her career. She retired in 2003 from teaching high school home economics. “At the end of my career they called it Family and Consumer Science,” she says. It was a field that underwent numerous changes over the decades, and encompassed many more aspects than just what […]
Driving through the I-5 corridor in the Willamette Valley, there’s a sign near Albany declaring it “The Grass Seed Capital of the World.” While that part of our fertile Willamette Valley is known for grass, there are many small farmers are who actively trying to change that, and the owners of Camas Country Mill have […]
Published in August 2013 edition of Boomer and Senior News. Bill Kievith, Award-Winning Volunteer and employee at 75 By Vanessa Salvia It takes a lot to get Bill Kievith riled up. In fact, not even a traffic accident that totaled his car can lead him to express anything other than gratefulness. On a recent […]
Anne James, 67, is the director of the Veneta Senior Meals program. Three days a week James coordinates a team of volunteers to prepare meals for the Café 60 dining room and the Meals On Wheels program.
Naomi Feil has devoted her entire career to the advancement of care for our aging populations. She is the developer of a technique called Validation Training, which is a method of communication with very old people who are also very disoriented from dementia and related illnesses.
According to the American Dental Association, two thirds of Americans are able to obtain regular dental care. For the remaining third, which is nearly 106 million people, a variety of reasons may keep them from ever seeing a dentist. According to ADA, the people who may never see a dentist are racial and ethnic minorities, […]
Project Lifesaver is a GPS-based tracking device for seniors or children with disabilities who wander away from their caregivers.
Choosing to be happy takes a little bit of effort. It may even take a lot of effort, but no one else can do it for you, and you already know just what you need better than anyone else.
The Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm may have Christmas Tree in their name, but they offer a lot more than just trees. The truth is, they did start off as a Christmas tree farm, but added many other products and attractions over the years. And, “Northern Lights Christmas Tree Pumpkin Patch Grass-Finished Beef Pasture-Raised Turkeys […]