My generation's grandparents, and in some cases parents, seem like they are all battling chronic conditions of one sort or another. It’s so hard on caretakers and those suffering alike.
However, I have also noticed that there are simple, yet impactful steps everyone can take to make quality of life better. Learning exercises, the in’s and out’s of dealing with hospitals/doctors or even how to properly use a walker has made a big impact for my family.
This class in Vancouver is designed to help with these small, but impactful things.
We deal with a lot of crisis response here. There are so many people who are hungry or can't pay the bills or need emergency health care. They can't afford to dream about the future. They have to deal with now.
So it's nice when something comes across my desk that focuses getting kids to college in order to build a better life for themselves and families.
This college prep course is courtesy of Sue Bloom at The Boys and Girls Club.
Thanks to Wendy Hays of Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Clackamas County for information about ten Clackamas County playgroups.
Playgroups are facilitated by trained volunteers & provide opportunities for both children & parents to socialize & learn from each other. Parents can share common experiences and concerns, develop lasting friendships, and form new support networks.
Last week we told you about free tax preparation sites opening in every Oregon county. While you're at one of those sites, or while doing taxes elsewhere, make sure to check out your EITC eligibility. Every year 20 percent of people eligible for this tax credit don't claim it, leaving billions of dollars on the table.
Every additional tax credit could be a huge help. Make sure you and everyone you know isn't missing out.