Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Effective but Short-Handed
Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – When Oregonians who volunteer as long-term care ombudsmen got together last week, one thing they learned is that more of them are needed around the state. About 43,000 residents live in nursing homes, adult foster homes and other long-term care facilities in Oregon. Ombudsmen, who are trained to advocate for them, gathered in Wilsonville for policy updates and additional training.
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NASHVILLE– Oregon Food Bank received a 2013 Innovation Award in food banking at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors’ Forum this week in Nashville. Feeding America presents the award to the year’s most innovative programs from the 202 food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network.
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Approximately 650 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Salem on April 27th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They’re walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
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April is Arbor Month in Oregon and Salem is celebrating!
Recently, resident Linda Peterson, the Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA), and the City of Salem each received awards for community forestry activities. Salem’s own “tree lady,” Linda Peterson, received an award from Oregon Community Trees for her tree advocacy through the years, including serving on several tree committees.
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The Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests are seeking to fill recently vacated positions on the Hood/Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). Committee members work with the Forest Service and partners to improve conditions on both national forests via projects that provide local jobs, restore landscapes, enhance recreation, combat invasive species, and engage youth. Project proponents apply for funding and the RAC reviews and recommends projects through a collaborative process. The nomination period for this worthwhile and important volunteer opportunity ends on May 7.
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SALEM, Ore. – At last night’s award banquet, the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council honored Maps Credit Union with a Diamond Award for its 2012 Community Challenge Award (CCA). The CCA was the first major undertaking of the Maps Community Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the credit union.
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Perry Point, Md.- Katie Buckle of Salem, Oregon, is one of 160 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 19th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.
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Marion-Polk Food Share is seeking volunteers to give a few hours of their time to help feed hungry children over Spring Break, March 26 through March 30, at various locations throughout Marion and Polk counties.
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Events for Dog Owners and Runners Added to the 2013 Salem/Keizer Relay
Kickoff for the annual American Cancer Society-sponsored Relay For Life fundraiser will be Monday, February 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Keizer Elks Lodge, 4250 Cherry Ave. NE.
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Team of young adults completes a month-long project assisting the Garden
SILVERTON, Ore. – A team of nine dedicated young adults serving with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) have completed a month-long project with The Oregon Garden. During their stay in Silverton, the team removed invasive species and performed garden maintenance and remodeling.
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