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animals as pets are all ways of incorporating nature into our lives. “When we look at what our history is as a species, we came from that world and our brain is very much wired that way,” she says. “Our emotions are wired that way.” Richard Louv, an American author who wrote a popular book called “Last Child in the Woods,” seemed to springboard discussions of “nature deficit disorder,” the term he created for what happens when children gravitate toward indoor technical activities instead of nature-based activities. People are more aware nowadays that most of us are living in urban centers and we’re very technologically connected, but at the same time we seem to be moving further away from that core connection to nature. Louv wrote, “The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” “I think that’s really profound,” Hasbach says. “We’re both a technological species — we’re very adaptive that way — but we’re also a natural species.”


What can you see in your field of vision right now? Can you look out a window and see trees? Do you have houseplants or other natural objects such as rocks in your home? Can you hear the trickle of a water feature or the din of cars and sirens? Many schools, hospitals and workplaces are attempting to bring nature inside and allow easier access to nature as research shows that a relationship with the natural world is beneficial in many ways. Eugene therapist Patricia Hasbach has a private practice called Northwest Ecotherapy, and she’s a pioneer in her field. “Ecotherapy is that field of inquiry concerned with the human-nature relationship,” Hasbach says. “Much of psychotherapy focuses on human-human relationships and ecotherapy expands that context one layer further and looks at this natural environment that we’re part of and grew out of.” Hasbach speaks at conferences around the country and teaches classes on ecotherapy at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. In fact, Hasbach designed the curriculum for Lewis and Clark, because when she got into the field, there were few practitioners. While ecotherapy in the modern age is a new field of study that took hold within the past 10 years, some of the earliest psychologists, such as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, seemed to instinctively know that man’s relationship with nature was important. “Jung talked about people’s connection to nature and Freud talked about it and many of the early founders of psychology, particularly in Europe, would suggest to people to go out in nature,” Hasbach says. “That would be a prescription they gave them, and somehow along the way we lost touch with that.” A layered approach In a clinical setting such as

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Patricia Hasbach, a practitioner of ecotherapy in Eugene, is a pioneer in the field that seeks to study our relationship with nature. She keeps a “nature box” and suggests to patients they find and object that seems to embody how they’re feeling. Hasbach’s, the therapy focuses on the primary things in the lives of the people who seek her help. First, the therapist understands that there are internal experiences, both conscious and unconscious, that everyone carries. Then, the person interacts with their family and friends. At that level, the therapy focuses on how the people influence and are influenced by their family systems. “Most therapies stop there, although sometimes we go to the cultural systems that people are part of,” Hasbach says. “And that’s where we

address people’s reactions to the –isms — racism, classism and sexism, for example.” The next layer out would be the environmental, ecological world that they’re a part of. That makes it seem like the natural relationship is four layers out from the center and may not be all that important. That’s not the case, she says. As a species we do many things to maintain a connection with nature, even if it doesn’t seem so obvious on the surface. Keeping plants in the house, gardening and keeping

Creating the connection Hasbach grew up in a rural area 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an only child, she feels that her early connection to nature was very deep. Despite that, she became an accountant in her “first life,” she says, partly because her father was an accountant and numbers came easily to her. She lived that lifestyle as an employee of Price Waterhouse for a couple of years. “I realized, ‘Boy, I’m in the wrong place,’ ” she recalls. “It really wasn’t for me.” She knew that she had always been interested in human relationships, so she attended a counseling psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked with families experiencing transitions, such as divorce, and was executive director of a domestic violence center for more than four years while building her

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private practice. In the early 1990s she worked with patients recovering from health issues, such as breast cancer and cardiac events. Her first inkling of the power of nature to heal came with a cardiac patient who was having a real tough time connecting with her and getting words out to describe his feelings. She suggested they walk outside in a natural area near the clinic. “He started talking about this plant and that plant,” she says. “I could see his anxiety deflate. It helped me understand the power of lowering anxiety.” In 2006, Hasbach earned a second master’s in ecopsychology through Naropa University in Colorado. At that time, the field was quite new, although now more practitioners are popping up. Eleven years ago, she and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, moved here from Pittsburgh after he was recruited by PeaceHealth. Hasbach fell in love with Eugene and the surrounding area and wanted to focus her career on ecotherapy. She is a master gardener who gets her own therapy, so to speak, from gardening. While she calls her practice “Northwest Ecotherapy” and is proficient in the techniques of that field, many seek her out not knowing that she practices that form of therapy. She’s quick to point out that she’s not promoting a “green agenda.” “Sometimes people come because they are looking for an ecotherapist,” she says. “Sometimes people come to see me not because of any of that.”

The treatment No matter how patients find her, Hasbach starts by asking them the same questions most any other therapist will: about their home and work life, their relationships and what they like to do. If they seem open to being in nature or she thinks they will get a particular benefit from spending time in nature,

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she will suggest some “homeworkâ€? activity that might include writing in a journal at sunset or sunrise. Hasbach’s office overlooks the north bank of the bike paths along the Willamette River’s waterfront. If the patient seems to be “stuck,â€? she might suggest that they go outside and walk around. “I chose this location for my office because we can go right downstairs to the walking path by the river and sit by the river and walk and talk,â€? she says. “That is particularly effective at working with people who are anxious because they can’t sit. It deepens the work.â€? In Hasbach’s office, she has effectively brought the outside in through photos of nature, natural items and plants used as dĂŠcor. She might bring out a nature box filled with rocks, shells and pieces of wood and suggest that patients find an object that seems to embody how they’re feeling, even if they can’t put it into words. She relates the story of one young woman who was depressed and had attempted suicide. During a therapy session, the young woman picked up a small round ball formed naturally by vines being rolled around by wind and waves. “She picked that and said,

Much of psychotherapy focuses on human-human relationships and ecotherapy expands that context one layer further and looks at this natural environment that we’re part of and grew out of.� Patricia Hasbach Therapist

‘This represents that my life is a tangle and I’m empty inside,’� Hasbach says. “That was the first session. She was having trouble finding words and it immediately dropped us into a deeper space that we could work with.�

A “new� science The relationship between people and nature was unstudied for decades, although researchers are beginning to probe the importance of this connection.

Research has shown children are much more creative when they have a direct nature connection. Adults report being generally happier in their work when they have some exposure to nature, such as natural light and outdoor views. People heal faster and have fewer complications when recovering from health issues when they have a view of nature. Hasbach cites a landmark 1984 study comparing two groups recovering from gall-


Of note

Patricia Hasbach speaks locally, including the Eugene Public Library, introducing the emerging field of ecopsychology, which explores the relationship between people and nature. Hasbach is co-editor of the books “Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species� and “The Rediscovery of the Wild,� and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Ecopsychology.� bladder surgery — one group had views of a brick wall out of their hospital room because of construction while others had views of a small green space. Researcher Roger Ulrich found that those recovering in the nature view room had fewer complaints to the nurses, required less pain medications and got out of the hospital faster. “He replicated that study with cardiac patients several years later and it’s become a classic in the field,� she says. For those who want to deepen their relationship with nature, Hasbach suggests bringing nature in with objects placed throughout the house, gardening, taking a walk or going for a bike ride. For those with children or grandchildren, going outside with the children is a good avenue to allow for new experiences. “People get frustrated that their kids won’t put down their Nintendo or their phone,


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but they don’t have alternatives and that’s what they’re seeing their parents do, too,â€? she observes. Some physicians, particularly pediatricians, are beginning to “prescribe nature.â€? They’re literally writing down on their prescription pads to go outside. For older adults, the research supporting ecotherapy validates some of the experiences they may have had that they’re not seeing in their kids and grandkids. “Those memories of what they did as a child ... those grandkids need to hear that because they’re not getting it,â€? she says. “It is validating for that generation. I think, at least I see in this practice, sometimes older people feel like what they valued is no longer valued in the same way.â€? Being in nature, no matter how it is done — whether through gardening or just taking a walk, is a powerful act that can span generations. â–






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Inside an unassuming air force surplus building in Adair Village, a vast landscape of trees, mountains and buildings soars between Corvallis and the coast, all connected by rail. The only thing is, each diesel engine and steam locomotive fits neatly into the palm of your hand. Since 1959, the Corvallis Society of Model Engineers has lovingly maintained the second largest HO layout in Oregon. In 1967, it was housed in Adair Village. HO refers to the scale of the model railroad; in this case 3.5 mil-

limeters represents one foot, or approximately half that of 0 scale. But the math isn’t the only reason these train enthusiasts call themselves engineers. Tucked in every inch of space, between the rusty blue lockers that line the walls, the painstaking work of these engineers becomes obvious. The detailed layout covers a space of approximately 80 feet by 25 feet and the main railroad line stretches for 406 feet through woods and towns. Club President Larry Vogt indicates the plywood framing, concealed by brown paper, that forms the roadbed base of the model. The road-

bed hides a mass of electrical wiring that makes lights in the shop windows glow and the tiny train horns blare through the wilderness. In Eagle Cove, a fictional town near the real town of Toledo, Vogt points out the minuscule shops and restaurants named after club members: Captain Randy’s, Howell Freight and Krueger Construction. Everything from the colors and textures of the forest to the cougar hiding between the trees to the trains themselves speaks of time-consuming construction. In fact, in one year a dozen club members put in 4,000

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hours of labor on this project, Vogt says. “We’re just a group of retired guys who are always here,� he says. “We get together every Monday morning and work on the layout and go have lunch and talk. We meet every Wednesday evening, too. There’s something happening at least three days a week.� It’s not just a friendly social hour among boys with toys, though; it takes intense planning and design. But it doesn’t feel like work to Vogt. “I was interested in this in the early 1970s,� he says. “About the first part of 1980, my son got to the age where he got to be more interested in playing baseball, so I put the train stuff away and coached him in games. About five to six years ago, I went to a swap meet, found this group and thought it would be fun. I’m like the Rip Van Winkle of model railroading. It’s like I went to sleep for 20 years and saw how much things have changed.� Moving along the track in Corvallis, the scene is straight out of the 1950s. There’s Bob’s Burgers and Bashful Bob’s. Always under construction, mockup buildings indicate future projects. The real-life versions of these projects inspire Vogt to keep building such attentive recreations. “I like to watch trains,� he


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Hugh White, a member of the Corvallis Society of Model Engineers, operates a model train.

“About five to six years ago, I went to a swap meet, found this group and thought it would be fun. I’m like the Rip Van Winkle of model railroading. It’s like I went to sleep for 20 years and saw how much things have changed.� Larry Vogt, Corvallis Society of Model Engineers

says. “If I hear a whistle blow, if I’m close enough I will go see it. I’m one of the few people who, when I’m stuck in traffic and I see the grade crossing arms go down, I’m happy instead of upset.� It’s operating day at the regular club meeting on a

Wednesday evening. Some evenings are build nights; others are just for fun. Another member of the club, Grinnell Jones, fiddles with the radio transmitter that makes his train

run. He is intently focused on the path of his steam locomotive. Jones is retired from a 45year career as an Air Force officer; after that retirement he

worked a second career as a researcher at the University of California at Riverside and also as a community college instructor. “Now I’m really retired,â€? Jones says. He’s been into trains since he could crawl. Now he gets to follow his passions, something his wife lets him indulge because she has an all-consuming hobby of her own. “It’s our second childhood,â€? Jones says. “She does horses and I do trains.â€? It’s a blend of nostalgia and love of trains for the motivations of many of the club members, members such as Lonnie Belknap, secretary /treasurer. “I grew up in Albany and watched trains all the time,â€? he says. “... I think it’s just exciting to go watch trains and see all that power go by. It gets in you after a while.â€? â–

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It used to be that when someone needed medical treatment, the recovery process consisted of an extended hospital stay with hour upon hour of quiet bedrest and the constant hovering of white-clad, well-meaning nurses. Not so today. Doctors and nurses have their patients up and out of bed quickly, sometimes within hours after major surgery. This is because research shows that movement is good for us and is a positive mood-booster that facilitates healing. Many hospitals have gardens where patients can meander and take in the sights and scents of the beauty around them. I’ve spent most of my life in very good health. Many have not been so fortunate. In author Jenny Peterson’s (no relation) new book “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing

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Those of us who affectionately recall the early days of television, when there were just a few channels offering endearing shows like “Howdy Doody,” “Lassie,” “Gunsmoke” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” now find ourselves immersed in a blizzard of programming options. This electronic landscape has brought us what is rather smugly called “smart TV,” leaving many of us who are a tad technically challenged feeling, well, dumb. And taken for granted. But take heart, you may find relief by what is known in today’s jargon as “cutting the cord,” otherwise known as dumping subscription TV. According to a report by Brian Shim on, the average cable customer spends $75 a month on cable, amounting to $900 a year and $45,000 over a lifetime. This can be a heavy burden, especially on fixed incomes. Shim says viewers are dropping cable in record numbers, not only because of cost but also because of inferior programming. Those most likely to cancel their cable service, he says, are technically savvy and under the age of 40. They choose viewing alternatives that cost them little or nothing, and without breaking any laws. As our “golden years” crept closer, most of us veteran viewers did, in fact, courageously break away from the comfort of TV tradition and welcome expanded programming well beyond Archie Bunker, Red Skelton, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. New programs came into our homes via cable and satellite transmission. Our horizons were broadened, our options multiplied — and our budgets were squeezed. We were suddenly paying everincreasing monthly costs for service companies to deliver shows of questionable quality. No longer was TV entertainment complementary for those of us watching our favorite shows, ones that previously had been paid for by commercial sponsors like Ipana Toothpaste and Wildroot Hair Cream. And who could forget Dinah Shore singing “See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet” and then throwing her audience a big kiss? Today, we are inundated with commercials, yet no big kisses being thrown to us by cable and satellite companies. Rather, we get increasing rates with the promise of “many more choices.” Yet, frequently, those choices are nothing more than infomercials for weight loss or hair products; or, with painful frequency, we get “reality shows” that have little or

nothing to do with reality, but all to do with cramming in ads for wrinkle creams and erectile dysfunction. Better quality programming is sometimes available, but only for those willing to dig even deeper and potentially pay hundreds a month for “upgrades.” For a time, it seemed we were trapped, forever beholden to ever-greedy corporate programming providers for the TV we watched. Of course, we could always turn off the set and actually read a book or go for a jog or play with the kids. But for those who realized that access to the right kind of TV can be a valuable asset, it got a little discouraging. Now, thanks especially to the millennial generation — which arguably spans from the early 1980s to the early 2000s — there are new options on the horizon for those willing to take another technological leap into gadgetry with names like Roku, Netflix, HuluPlus, tuner cards, digital antennas, Prime Instant, Amazon Fire, Apple TV box, and Google Chromecast. Millennials, it seems, were disgruntled with the corporate handcuffs on satellite and cable, and became the driving force behind a techie revolution. They now are leaders in “cutting the cord.” Since I’m still languishing in the old school, I looked for expertise in my daughter Chelsea — a professional writer and researcher — and her husband Chris, an electrical engineer. They decided to swap cable and satellite for select television options without the burden of costly contracts. “Cable would be an inefficient use of money,” Chelsea says, “because there are cheaper options. We didn’t want to pay for programming that we don’t watch and with cable you have to buy a huge package. Now, we just pay to download a movie or pay for Netflix when we want to binge watch shows.” While admitting there is some self-denial in not having cable, my daughter is a new mom who has plans to restrict her child’s TV viewing. “I want her to use her imagination and be physically active,” Chelsea says. “And I

want her to be excited about those things rather than pining for TV.” Chris, who enjoys a high technical aptitude, admits that it takes a little detective work to uncover the ever-expanding array of options to cable. “There’s no one-stop shopping,” he says. For a onetime cost of about $100, Chris

installed an Apple TV device (much like a Roku) which makes your TV “smart,” and gives you access to various Internet channels. Another way to bypass cable is to buy a digital antenna, which costs less than $100 and often allows free access to local TV stations, and shows on the major TV networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and more.) These nifty gizmos are available at electronics stores and retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. Many of the cable sites offer free programming on their websites. CNN and CSPAN stream their live broadcasts, for example. However, sports programming still offers limited viewing, and a lot of Internet searching to find what you want. Even still, viewing quality may be poor. To help you search for popular TV shows and movies, visit, a website that


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When the Lloyd Center Ice Rink unveils its new look later this fall, it will be the end of one era and the beginning of a new one. When the landmark shopping center opened in 1960, it attracted visitors from across the county, and especially when public relations visionary Ron Schmidt was given the green light to erect a huge billboard in New York to call attention to the first open-air shopping center in the world to have an ice rink. However, times are changing. The famous 56-year-old rink will get a new look with both interior and exterior ren-

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tral attraction of a newlyrevamped center court. The rink will be visible from all three levels. While some loyalists demonstrated against the changes by brandishing placards reading “Don’t shrink the rink,” the renovations at Lloyd Center are welcome changes. In fact, it’s part of a $50 million renovation of Lloyd Center, occurring as the Lloyd District experiences its own renaissance amidst a considerable number of new housing developments. Two Portlanders who have been connected to the ice rink since the day it opened are also its unofficial historians. Memories hold a special place in their hearts. Bob Slayton was a senior in high school when he took his first job working at the ice rink. He eventually became the manager, and it was there that he trained as a barrel jumper. His ability to jump 13 barrels even landed him on “The Wide World of Sports.” Now, he owns an Orange Julius stand at Lloyd Center and still skates occasionally with his grandchildren. Diane Rawlinson was at the ice rink opening as a star with the Ice Capades, a traveling ice show considered one of the most glamorous of its kind for about six decades. The stunning skater, model and wine aficionado also is known for having plucked a 3-year-old Tonya Harding from a broken home and guiding her to stardom on the Lloyd Center Ice Rink. From the 1960s to the mid1980s, Lloyd Center’s ice

rink was the go-to attraction for visitors and events. Here, visitors came not only to skate, but to witness the performances of world-class skaters; to see the appearances of U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon; and to see other celebrities, such as opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and blues legend Louis Armstrong, both of whom made appearances for the Rose Festival. Visitors also flocked to the mall during the Christmas season to view with awe the spectacular 80-foot Christmas tree, cut down in the forest and decorated by a crew of 15 who worked for weeks before unveiling it at the center. The rink also has been a home away from home for children and adults who gather for skating and socializing. Often, visitors come just to watch the skaters, gaining pleasure out of viewing the activities on the ice. Rawlinson and Slayton are sentimental about Lloyd Center and treasure their associations with its community of skaters. Among their memories, Slayton remembers when long hair was forbidden, and there was a dress code for the young men who patrolled the ice rink – they were required to wear red blazers and ties. He speaks with admiration for former manager Don Horn, who walked the mall every morning to make sure Lloyd Center was looking first-rate, and holding weekly meetings with staff — from maintenance to the front

office — to discuss how to improve the operation. Children haven’t been the only ones eager to visit the ice rink, as older adults have enjoyed friendship and exercise on the ice rink as well. There are ladies clubs, and gatherings by students of the ice skating coaches who look forward to events at the rink. Rawlinson, who will continue teaching at the ice rink when it re-opens, says her memories of her years there run deep. “It was an open air mall at the time, just wonderful,” she says. “It was ahead of its time. People came from all over to see it. It was like Rockefeller Center, only before.” Not long ago, the Portland Ice Skating Club was celebrating a major birthday, and had more than 150 in attendance. One of those guests was Jim Lawrence, a former partner to famed skater Sonja Henie. Rawlinson remembers when her husband, Dennis, then president of the Portland Opera, brought Pavarotti to the rink. “Pavarotti’s coach offered to give Tonya (Harding) voice lessons but she didn’t want to sing opera,” she says, chuckling. Rawlinson views the community of skaters at the rink as extended family. “We had ice shows almost every winter and potlucks with students,” she says. “It was a wonderful occasion.” Slayton says it was former rink manager Jim Waldo who encouraged him to learn to

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skate and do barrel jumps. Slayton tied for third in a world competition in 1963. “Lloyd Center, when it opened, was a show place, the place to be,” Slayton says. He recalls the peewee hours on Sunday for the very young skaters and the Ladies Club formed by Jan Burton that is still going after 60 years. “They call it the hooky club.” Slayton says he likes that “people go to the rink to have fun and they have a positive attitude.” Other memories are of Lloyd Center birthdays and free skating twice a day that lured 500 children as well as the Alpenrose exhibits of animals. “They built a little city with artificial snow in the mall and people came from all over to see it,” he says. ■

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Above, Diane Rawlinson skated at Lloyd Center as part of the prestigious Ice Capades. Above right, Bob Slayton initially knew nothing of ice skating, but later became a world-champion barrel jumper.

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lifestyle changes associated with better brain health, the better off you will be,� Winningham says. “But also recognize that it is not too late, even if one is beginning to have some memory challenges.�

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Having ‘the other talk’ LANE COUNTY EDITION

Don’t shy away from opening up about ‘what if’ conversations


Every parent is familiar with having “the talk” with their children, which usually centers on, you know, “the birds and the bees.” But there’s another “talk” that’s important to have, and this one can be just as awkward. This talk for parents is not about the beginning of their lives. Rather, it’s about how to navigate the issues and decisions that you and your loved ones will have to face in the last years of your own life. It’s an easy talk to postpone, because there are a lot of personal, emotional barriers to thinking about end-of-life issues, but experts in the field say that having an open, honest dialogue about how you want these issues to be handled is worth any awkwardness. It’s also a talk that most people don’t engage in. According to the National Hospice Foundation, 75 percent of Americans don’t tell or write down their end-of-life decisions, so when those “what if” scenarios do play out, the family members don’t know what to do. Tim Prosch wrote a book called “The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life,” available on the AARP website. Prosch explains that there are three reasons most of us procrastinate these talks: It’s emotionally difficult to face your own end-of-life issues, it acknowledges a transformation that most people don’t want to face, and “the talk” changes the normal day-to-day parent-child relationship. He says he’s found people resist having the conversation because they are in fear of becoming powerless, becoming a physical or financial burden on the family, losing their self-worth, or even being abandoned by their family. Because of these powerful emotions, many wait to have the talk until a crisis hits. Then, Prosch says, this parentchild role reversal is often forced on the participants with little or no discussion.

Tackling the ‘what ifs’ Gwen Morgan is 58 and lives in Massachusetts with an adult son and daughter. She wrote a book called “What If: Give the Gift of Preparedness to your Loved Ones.” Where Prosch’s book focuses on how

to overcome the emotional barriers to “the other talk,” Morgan’s workbook is an easy fill-in-the-blank guide to answering the important questions your loved ones will have when you’re no longer able to handle things. She was inspired to write the book after two radically different experiences with her own family members. Her mother passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 1996 at the same time her father-inlaw was sick with Lou Gehrig’s disease. “It was a really difficult time,” she recalls. “When my mom passed away we were in a tizzy and didn’t have anything planned.” Four years later, when one of her aunts passed away, Morgan recalls that her cousin was so calm. “I remember saying to her, ‘Michelle, you just seem to be so together,’” Morgan says. “And she said, ‘Oh, mom wrote everything down, from what dress she wanted, she wanted her Bible and her rosary in her casket, what hymns she wanted sung, what scriptures she wanted said and she had prepaid for a burial plot.’ I remember at that point, thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have some sort of organizational, fill-in-theblank guide to help people through the process of getting their affairs together and laying it down before there is a crisis, when they’re well?’” In 2005, after nearly five years, she completed the workbook and began offering workshops and seminars on how to use it. She even approached her father, who had been resistant to talking about the subject. “My dad didn’t want to tell us anything,” she says. “I told him, ‘I don’t want to know what they are now, but if anything were to happen to you, it would be great for us to know where your bank accounts are and what your passwords are and things like that.’” He eventually came around. Morgan says they spent two hours on two occasions, with the workbook in hand, filling in the information so that it was all in one secure place. “It was really great to sit with him and find out all of this information,” she says. “And as time went on, he said, ‘This is good.’” Morgan hopes the workbook will encourage others to think things through and prepare both themselves and their families before there is a crisis, people are emotional and not thinking clearly. It’s not meant to focus on the “death” piece, she says, but to organize and clarify, and hopefully allow others to live their lives more fully because they know their family knows their wishes. “This is very practical stuff,” she says. “We are all going to pass but right now we are all healthy so we can make


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Gwen Morgan was inspired to write “What if...” after two experiences with family members who died and didn’t have anything planned out beforehand.

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decisions. And it’s such a gift to your family to do it ahead of time and then to discuss with them what you have decided to do.” The workbook has a place to write about your final wishes by listing, for example, if you wish to be buried or cremated, and if you wish to donate your organs. It asks what kind of event you want to have after your death, such as a church service or small family get-together by the ocean or in your living room.

Taking the extra step Even aging parents who try to be helpful can end up causing unintended consequences, such as hurting feelings. Prosch calls this the “goodbye drive-by,” and says that “the other talk” shouldn’t be just about where the keys to the safe deposit box are. “It should go beyond funeral and burial plans, wills and donations to science,” he writes. “It needs to delve into the judgments and decisions that must be made and how your children will both have an impact on and be affected by them. In essence, the ‘other talk’ covers your life from here on. This will require some work on

your part, both emotionally and rationally, but ultimately it will have powerful implications for your family’s remaining time together.” Morgan has similar advice. She recalls attendees at one workshop who spoke about having different feelings about burial. “One woman said she wanted to be cremated but her husband had a real problem with that and didn’t think he could honor that wish,” Morgan says. “Because of that conversation they had a chance to talk about it and make the decision that was best for the both of them.” She says her talk with her father revealed his values and experiences that she had no idea were important to him. For instance, he spoke about financial contributions to organizations she never would have considered. And he wanted flowers at his funeral, rather than just donations made in his name. Morgan and her husband have had “the talk.” He travels frequently for business, so she handles the household finances. She worried that if something happened to her, her husband wouldn’t have the necessary information. “I

“What If: Give the Gift of Preparedness to your Loved Ones,” by Gwen Morgan, available as a hardbound book and a fillable PDF,, or “The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking With Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life,” by Tim Prosch,, books/bookstore/homefamily-caregiving/theother-talk showed him where our files are, where the checkbook is, where to go in my computer for our financial stuff,” she recalls. “It was real peace of mind to me to be able to share that information.” Once you and your loved ones have “the talk,” agree on a place where the information will be kept accessible. For some, this is a lockbox, which also helps prevent against disasters such as fire or floods. Hide it in the back of the closet. Whatever you do with it, gather information such as passwords, legal documents, power of attorney, advance medical directives, wills, and so forth, or at least provide information on where to access those things. Morgan has spent several years as a hospice volunteer, and feels that the circle of life should be honored. She wants the workbook and the workshops she gives to be part of a larger ministry. The subject doesn’t feel morbid to her, and she hopes to be able to impart that to other people. “It’s such a gift to be able to know that your family is prepared,” she says, “no matter ‘what if.’” ■

Recommended Reading

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“Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. Originally published by Farrar Straus Giroux and Picador, Reprint edition

In today’s book publishing world, where an avalanche of new fiction titles appear in print or electronically each year, previously published gems easily can be buried under the deluge, overlooked and forgotten. A prime example: “Gilead,” the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning second novel by Marilynne Robinson, which is particularly relevant to older adults looking for a good literate read. The book mainly has to do with the spiritual/religious/philosophical perspective the author has given to the narrator, the Rev. John Ames. At age 77 and with a heart condition that means facing his own demise, Ames is given a voice that can easily resonate with readers who themselves have lived through a long sweep of life, and are consciously or unconsciously mulling over their own mortality. For, while the narrator writes for his son, the author clearly means to address us all, with the sermon-like messages put simply, as they would

when writing to a young boy, or preaching to a congregation. Some examples: “A little too much anger, too often or at the wrong time, can destroy more than you would ever imagine.” “I believe there is a dignity in sorrow simply because it is God’s pleasure that there should be.” Or this, about transgression: “There is never just one transgression. There

LANE COUNTY EDITION is a wound in the flesh of human life that scars when it heals and often enough seems never to heal at all.” Set in 1956, in the little town of Gilead, Iowa, and written in the form of a letter (actually a series of musings) to his young, late-in-life 6-yearold son, Ames meanders far and wide, historically, in topics being discussed, but mostly philosophically. As part of this lyrical exploration of a life winding down, Ames takes us back in time, with memories of his grandfather. Himself a minister, the grandfather journeyed to the Midwest from Maine during Civil War days, mainly to help the cause of abolition of slavery. A firebrand, grandpa is portrayed as far different from his son — Ames’s father — who is also a preacher, but a confirmed pacifist. At one point, the two have such a conflict that the old one-eyed grandfather leaves town, and the estrangement prompts Ames to share this truth of family relationships: “A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.” Still, his leaving leads to one of the most memorable parts of the book, where Ames recounts how, as a young boy some 60 years earlier, he accompanied his father to find the grandfa-

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ther’s final resting place. The two walked for weeks, finally finding the grave in a run-down rural field in another state. “That graveyard was about the loneliest place you could imagine,” Ames recalls. While other parts of the book remind us that this is indeed a novel (as when Ames is concerned about the attention his young wife seems to be getting from the seemingly wayward son of an old friend) the more compelling draw of the book indeed again comes from the lyrical perceptions shared by Ames. He muses, for example, about the light he sees one afternoon. “There was the feeling of a weight of light – pressing the damp out of the grass and pressing the smell of sour old sap out of the boards on the porch floor and burdening even the trees a little as a late snow would do. It was the kind of light that rests on your shoulders the way a cat lies on your lap.” In short, here is a novel that helps us remember to pay closer attention to the world around us: the light, the small happenings, the arc of the past becoming the present and aiming toward tomorrow, and the religious/spiritual musings about how and why we are here on this earth. ■ Reviewed by DAVID R. NEWMAN


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Onegin,” 6 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-682-5450.

Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-682-5450.

optimize Your Social Security Benefits, 5:30 p.m., 15 Bethel Branch of Eugene Public


(through March 23) expanding Self-awareness with Carolyn Higgins, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. $14/$17. 541-736-4444.

Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Road. 541-682-5450.

eugene Symphonic Band, 7 p.m., Junction City High School. Free.

(also March 16) Benefits check-Up, 10 a.m. to noon, Campbell Center, 155 High St., Eugene. 541-682-5318. Women’s 3 Sexual and reproductive

Health and Aging, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-682-5450.

First Friday concert: Delgani 4 String Quartet, 6

p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541682-5450.

open letter: A Writing 5 Workshop with Kim Stafford, 2 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-6825450.

country Jam and Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Central Grange, 87228 Central Road, Eugene. Bring finger foods to share.

community ecstatic Dance, a 6 benefit for community organizations, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, WOW Hall, 291 E. 8th St., Eugene. $5-$10 donation.

Black Swan classic, Traditional Jazz Society of Oregon, 1 to 5 p.m., Springfield Elks, 1701 Centennial Blvd., Springfield. $10.


craigslist: Buy, Sell, Connect Online, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. $11/$13. 541-736-4444.

Urban Homesteading: Eating Well on a Tight Budget, 6:45 p.m., Campbell Center, 155 High St., Eugene. $18. 541-682-5318.


Men’s club Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Campbell Center, 155 High St., Eugene. $4. 541-682-5318.

eugene/Springfield Parkinson’s Disease Support group, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene. 541-345-2988.

open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, 6:30 p.m., Axe and Fiddle Music Pub, 657 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. Donations taken. 541-942-3878.

the Hootenanny, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 12:30 p.m. potluck, Central Grange, 87228 Central Road, Eugene. 541-935-2235.

Arts, crafts, Shops and Books: 9 Downtown Portland, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., trip leaves from Willamalane

Movie Appreciation group, 1 p.m., Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Springfield. March 9: “American Graffiti.” March 16: “Never Cry Wolf.” March 23: “The Snow Walker.”

(through April 28) Zumba 10 gold with Cindy O’Brien, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Willamalane Adult

Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. $31/$37. 541-736-4444. Memory and More support group, “Family Dynamics,” 10 to 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene. 541-3450341.

Understanding Your options about planned giving, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eugene Mission Conference Center, 1542 W. First Ave. 541-344-3251, ext. 153.

learn how to sharpen and care for pruning tools, 10 a.m., Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. Bring a couple of tools. 541-3388188.

climate change and gardening in the Willamette Valley, with Kathy Dello, 1 p.m., Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. 541-357-4987.

Parkinson’s Disease Alternative and Supplemental Support group, 1:30 p.m., Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Springfield. 541345-2988.

Age 65+: take classes for 11 Free at the Uo, 1:30 p.m., Parkinson’s Disease PD+ Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 16 Support group, 2 to 3:30 215 West C St., Springfield. p.m., Parkinson’s Resources of

Free. 541-736-4444.

Willy 12 Porter with carmen

nickerson, 8 p.m., 755 River Road, Eugene. $20.

Maker expo: See and Do, 1 to 3 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-6825450.

AAUW: Renae DeSautel, crisis intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services, University of Oregon, 9:30 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene. 541-344-4572.

(through April 11) living Well with Diabetes, 10 a.m. MonAdult Activity Center, 215 West C St., days, Trillium Community Health Springfield. $42/$49. 541-736-4444. Plan, 1800 Millrace Dr., Eugene. Free. 541-682-4103. Send your calendar items to: Calendar, 4120 River Road N., Keizer, OR 97303 or email by the 6th of the month for the following month’s publication.

Oregon, 207 E. 5th Ave., Eugene. 541-345-2988.

Young onset Parkinson’s Disease Support group, 6:30 p.m., Riverbend Hospital conference room 12A, Springfield. 541-345-2988.

Plan Well, retire Well, 10 17 a.m., Campbell Center, 155 High St., Eugene. 541-682-5318.

retired Senior Providers of lane county, “Raise the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the ‘Nutcracker,’” 2 p.m., Sheldon Oaks Retirement, 2525 Cal Young Road, Eugene. 541-3421983.

(through 18 March 19) Willamette

District garden club Flower Show, 1 to 4

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p.m., and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1645 High St., Eugene., or 541-484-1704 to enter the show.

lunch and learn: Behind the Scenes at Radio Redux, noon to 2 p.m., Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. $5. 541736-4444.


emerald Valley opry, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene. $8/$5. 541-688-0937.

Flies and Flowers Walk, 20 11 a.m., Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene. $5. tech time, 6 to 7 p.m., 22 Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Road. 541-682-5450.

Parkinson’s disease care partner support group, 1:30 p.m., Parkin-

son’s Resources of Oregon, 207 E. 5th Ave., Eugene. 541-3452988.


Pedaling the loire river: Historic France, 1:30 p.m., Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. Free. 541-736-4444. Parkinson’s Disease Support group, 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove. 541-345-2988. oregon 26 Poet laureate Peter

Sears: Writing Workshop, 3 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. 541-682-5450.

early Spring Bird Walk, 8 27 a.m., Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene. $5.

Deadline to apply for the 28 oSU extension Master Food Preserver class. $175. 541344-4885.

nArFe: national Park Service’s 100th anniversary, 1 p.m., Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield.

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Print Your Book, 5:30 30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive.



(through May 4) the Heart Has no Wrinkles: Healthy Sexuality for Seniors, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon, 3579 Franklin Blvd., Eugene.


SUGAR and SPICE “Sugar” and “Spice” are a very pretty pair of mellow tortoiseshell sisters. These bonded 12year-old girls are two of the nicest cats we have ever fostered. Both kitties are affectionate lap cats with good manners and a calm demeanor most of the time — but they are not too old to play. Spice especially will skitter across the floor chasing balls and toys. Both cats had untreated ear mites that their previous owner did not address, so their outer ears are a bit crinkly; we performed surgery on Sugar’s left ear and it was removed due to ear mites. It is all healed up now, and both girls are very healthy. As seniors, Sugar and Spice would do best in an adult-only home, or in a family with quiet older children. They get along well with other cats, and will likely do fine living with a mellow dog. They have been tested for feline leukemia and FIV (they are negative), spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, defleaed and dewormed — plus you get a free vet visit. Sugar and Spice are in the cat room at Petsmart on Coburg Road (across from Costco). For more information, call Beth at 541-255-9296, or visit ■

Plant nerd night, with 31 the latest trends in plants and landscaping, 6 p.m. plant

sale, 7 p.m. presentations, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. 541-686-6592,

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April 4 (through May 9) live Well with chronic Pain, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Willamette Medical Building, 2401 River Road, Eugene. Free. 541-6824103. April 5 chefs’ night out, a benefit for FOOD for Lane County, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Hult Center for the Performing Arts. $75/$90. 541-682-5000.

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Aster Apartments

1955 3rd Street Springfield, OR 97477 Contact Jose at 541-743-7155

Bayberry Commons

Assisted Living & Memory Care Community 2211 Laura Street Springfield, OR 97477 541-744-7000 Patty Neuman, Administrator

Chateau Gardens Memory Care Community 2669 S. Cloverleaf Loop Springfield, OR 97477 541-746-9703 Kim Frederick 541-554-4971

Country Club Manor

2477 Cal Young Road Eugene, OR 97401 541-484-1980 Max Liebreich

Low Income HUD housing All 1 BR/1 BA Approx. 600 s.f.

54 Units No Buy-In

1 BR/1 BA: $3995

2 BR/1 BA: $4295 62 Units

“No Buy In” Studios $4695 Semiprivate room $5295 Private room No additional care fees

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Elevator, close to shopping and bus, 62 years of age or older, onsite laundry, community room, TV room, computer room, Key card entry, 3 H/C units, free parking, non-smoking. Pets allowed. There is currently a wait list for this property.

Bayberry Commons offers an active elder community with knowledgeable and friendly 24-hour staff to serve you, while respecting your privacy. At Bayberry Commons, we feel this is ● ● ● ● ● ● your home and you are our customer! We strive to provide you with the services you desire while maintaining your independence. We are an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.

Studio: $3495

One Bedroom Apartments $625


We serve elders diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other age-related dementia. Private & Semi-private rooms. Our elder-directed services & memory loss programs are designed to improve independence, health & quality of life. We integrate Validation: The Feil Method® and Best Friends Approach into our programming. We are proud members of nationally accredited Institute for Professional Care Education.

Low-cost senior housing located close to Sheldon Shopping Plaza. Monthly rent includes hot and cold water, city sewer, and garbage. Tenants pay for electric, cable, phone. All independent living with other residents who like being independent without paying for services they don’t need. Call Max for an appointment to view your new housing options at 541-484-1980



Crescent Park Senior Living

2951 Coburg Road Eugene, OR 97401 541-227-5294

Good Samaritan Society

Eugene Abbey

494 W. 10th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401 541-342-6077 Launa DeGiusti, Senior Housing Manager

Garden Way Retirement Community 175 South Garden Way Eugene, OR 97401 541-393-2797 Terrie & Jim Powell

Mennonite Village 5353 Columbus St. SE Albany, OR 97322 541-928-7232 Whitney Olsen, Marketing mennonitevillage

Sorgenfri/Hawthorne “A Community of Friends”

If qualified, rent as low as $25 per month, including electricity.

3400 Hawthorne Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 541-689-4451 TTY: 711

Terpening Terrace Resort Style Retirement 50 Ruby Avenue Eugene, OR 97404 541-689-0619 800-818-7518 Donna

Waterford Grand

600 Waterford Way Eugene, OR 97401 541-636-3329 Dorian Arcuri

YA-PO-AH TERRACE Retirement Apartments 350 Pearl Street Eugene, OR 97401 541-342-5329 TDD 541-342-5329

“No Buy In” Studio 1 BR/1 BA 2 BR/2 BA Call for pricing &more information.

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A Not-for-Profit Continuing Care Residential Community providing Life-Enriching Services to People of All Faiths and Beliefs.

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Subsidized Rents Based on income qualifications 10 Market Rent Units ● 2 BR/1 BA: $715 3BR/1 BA: $750-$805

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No buy-in or long term lease Luxury Studio, 1- & 2- Bedroom Apartment Homes ● Call for a complimentary lunch & tour. 94 Units “No Buy In” Studio: $2850-$3900 1 BR/1 BA: $3350-$4975 2 BR/1 BA: $4625-$5325

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AMENITIES Crescent Park Senior Living residents lead a healthy, happy life without worrying about housekeeping, maintenance, transportation or cooking. Spacious studio, one or two-bedroom apartment homes, affordable month-tomonth rental. Small pets are welcomed. The wellness center has fitness equipment and professionals to be of assistance. Many daily activities. Restaurant-style, chef prepared meals. Movie theater, on-site massage, full service beauty salon, transportation at no additional charge.

The Eugene Abbey apartments are uniquely beautiful, completely secure, with fine dining for adults 55 & older. Contains 48 elegant living units of one- & two-bedrooms, within easy walking distance of business and cultural districts downtown. You’ll find plenty of common living area and 12,000 sq. ft. of landscaped rooftop decks and terraces. Free wifi and many other amenities. Closed circuit TV security & parking garage.

Centrally located near the University of Oregon in Eugene, Garden Way is an ideal retirement community for seniors with a zest for life and an active lifestyle. We offer many amenities to simplify your life, including our state-of-the-art movie theater and wellness center, so you can focus on enjoying each and every day. Onsite managers, 24/7/365; safety call system in every apartment. A 275-acre community in a rural setting, Mennonite Village provides living spaces for all levels of retirement - close to Corvallis, Eugene, or Salem. With an award-winning chef and beautifully landscaped grounds Mennonite Village is an inclusive, all-faith community of amazing people. Services include: independent living, assisted living, nursing & rehab, memory care, foster care, respite care, and in-home care.

All ground floor garden apartments. Paid utilities except phone & cable TV. 24-hr. maintenance for emergencies. Residents’ Association plans activities. Near city bus line and bank.

Enjoy an active, independent retirement lifestyle with luxurious surroundings & unparalleled resident services. Amenities include flexible restaurant-style ALL-DAY dining, stimulating activity & social programs, weekly housekeeping & linen service, private dining room, gift shop, library, community kitchens, TV theater, fitness center, computer room, card/game rooms, beauty & barber shop, recreation room, interior courtyard w/walking paths, secured underground parking, & 24-hr. staffing for your peace of mind.

Live the Grand Life! Waterford Grand sits majestically on the banks of the Willamette River featuring amenities, services and programs designed to nurture your mind, body and spirit. Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care services with resort style amenities all conveniently located near shopping, entertainment and healthcare service providers. Senior living redefined. Located on 3.5 acres in downtown Eugene, gardens, dining room, grocery store, beauty/barber shop, social activities, YaPoAh bus trips, 24-hour on-site staff. Pets OK. *3rd Floor has special services: 2 meals daily, weekly housekeeping, personal laundry, transportation to scheduled doctors appointments.

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