Seniors

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Painter shares the power of art

Above: Jeanine Semon in her studio at Rose Schnitzer Manor. All of her paintings begin with intuitive, spontaneous drawing. At left, Jeanine Semon’s favorite painting is the King’s Coat, which she says goes back into the period when she made large unstretched canvases, loosely dropping paint on canvas, spraying water on the colors, adding layers…

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Eugene architect transforms world

Photo: Otto Poticha, 84, stands next to the Wildish Community Theater in Springfield. The theater, which he completed in 2007, is one of Otto’s favorite buildings. By Aliya Hall At 84 years old, Otto Poticha is often asked by his wife, Sharon, when he’s going to retire. Splitting his time among his firm, teaching design…

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The benefits of knitting

When I think of knitting, I think of my mom. She had a blue knitting basket where she stored her different-sized knitting needles and colorful balls of yarn. When I did a little research on the hobby, I found numerous mental and physical benefits for knitters. Maybe that’s why so many mothers and grandmothers knit!…

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Online Resources

Medical alert companies review Elder care experts agree: The best medical alert system offers reliable equipment, transparent pricing and help at the push of a button. After tracking down all 27 nationwide providers, Reviews.com scored them on service, transparency and breadth of equipment. On paper, most medical alert companies look identical — the exact same…

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Culinary veteran gets things cookin’

PHOTO: Cedar Sinai Park Executive Chef John Morris   Residents at Cedar Sinai Park will taste the difference as John Morris, CEC, becomes the senior care organization’s executive chef. Morris oversees food service and nutrition programs for the assisted-living, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities on the nonprofit’s Southwest Portland campus. European trained in classical cuisines,…

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Shopping for homebound

PHOTOS: Shopping for seniors: above, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, left, and Oregon Department of Justice Communications Director Kristina Edmunson joined Store to Door volunteers for a grocery shopping trip for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Below, Rosenblum also brought along DOJ tips to help vulnerable Oregonians stay out of the clutches of scammers….

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