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APPY NEW YEAR! TIME SURE FLIES, doesn’t it? With another year come and gone and a multitude of successes and failures to draw from, it’s time to forge ahead to a new year in our gardens.

Speaking of successes, I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite plants of 2019. While foliage plants are invaluable for their verdant endurance throughout the growing season, I do love my flowers. Most of them come and go but there are four flowering plants that really outdid themselves last spring, summer and fall. I want to share my 2019 garden winners. One of my newest plant acquisitions is a California native monkeyflower (Mimulus x aurantiacus ‘Cherry’) purchased online last spring from Annie’s Annuals and Perennials. I was immediately swooning over photos of the raspberry-red flowers and, because it is easy to grow and winter-hardy here in the Pacific Northwest, it flew right into my cart. I wasn’t exactly sure where to plant it in my garden, so I grew it in a pot. Would you believe it still had blooms at the end of the year? It’s supposed to get 2 to 3 feet tall and wide but it stayed about 12 inches or so in the pot. I’m anxious to see how it will do in the ground this coming season since I think I’ve found just the right spot for it. Annie’s website also lists an orange and a white flowered variety.

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DAVID BRUHN FINALLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LANDSCAPE HIS DREAM

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AVID BRUHN BELIEVES IMAGINATION doesn’t go away just because we grow up. He’s used his ideas and enthusiasm to create his own Japanese garden north of Vancouver, Washington. Everyone from the neighbors to the mail carrier and the garbage collector has commented on the stunning work Bruhn has done to transform his property into an Asianinspired garden. “I never drew any plans out,” he says. “Imagination and enthusiasm, for some reason I’ve always had those. I believed I could do it, and it’s turned out pretty nice.” Bruhn and his wife Jo love living in the Pacific Northwest. They married 59 years ago, after David took Jo to the Rose Parade for their first date and ended up staying out all night. He’s originally from England, but his family moved to southern California and he eventually moved to Oregon because he missed the cooler, rainier climate up north.

When they lived in an upscale mobile park in Vancouver, Bruhn created a mini version of what he has now. It was an idea he kept tucked away in his mind for decades after seeing another one in California. “It had a Japanese-inspired pool house,” he says, “with no nails, only pegs to hold it together. I just always liked it.” When the Bruhns bought their current home in Carrolls, off the Old Pacific Highway, it was time for Bruhn to put his dream into reality. “I moved hundreds and hundreds of boulders and glass out

David Bruhn created his own “Mona Lisa” this past year by creating a beautiful Japanese-inspired yard. 6  NORTHWEST 50 PLUS  METRO | JANUARY 2020

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of the yard,” he says. “Then I bought thousands of dollars of dirt.” Finally, it was time for landscaping. Bruhn’s favorite color is green, so it made sense he would include the color in many of the details, such as the Irish moss that covers much of the ground, with rocks in between. He’s also added pagodas, statues and bamboo, and he especially likes the way his dry creek turned out. He still wants to plant more flowers as well as continue to work on his backyard. In fact, if he could convince Jo, Bruhn would probably turn the inside of his house into a jungle-themed oasis, modeled after Clifton’s Cafeteria in southern California. “I’m so crazy,” he says, with a laugh. When he’s not in the yard, Bruhn enjoys listening to music — Carlos Santana tops his list — and driving his cars. In his lifetime, he has owned more than 70 cars and motorcycles. “I’ve got a red Corvette, a BMW, a Jaguar and a motorcycle right now,” he says. “I buy them because I like the looks of them and I like to drive. I’ll take it fast to speed up, but I won’t go 120 miles per hour.” Bruhn says that, except for a threeyear period when he couldn’t find a job and became quite depressed, “I’ve been fortunate, even with my ups and downs. Sometimes I get carried away with things, like my yard. But I call it my Mona Lisa — it’s something I’ve never done before.” ☸

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MAKE PLANS TO GET OUT AND SEE SOME FABULOUS SHOWS THIS YEAR

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ODAY’S AUDIENCES ARE LOOKING FOR BIG shows – the bigger, the better – and local cultural establishments are responding.

“Our big bombastic shows are often our most celebrated shows,” says Nate Hermanson, marketing director of The Majestic Theatre in Corvallis. In the next two years, this nonprofit theater will be presenting “Matilda,” “Elf the Musical” and “Legally Blonde,” among its many offerings. Alan Anderson, marketing director for Broadway Rose Theatre in Tigard, says Broadway continues to find success developing musicals based on well-known movies, such as “Waitress,” “Tootsie,” “Mean Girls,” “Beetlejuice,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” and soon “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which will have its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Jukebox musicals also continue to entertain audiences on Broadway, including “Jersey Boys, “Rock of Ages,” “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” and “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Broadway Rose has followed this trend by including a movie-based musical in its past seasons — “The Addams Family,” “Footloose” and “Once.” Two years ago, the theater did “Mamma Mia!” This year, it will include “Crazy for You” and “The Wedding Singer” to its line up. Portland’s stages bring in powerful speakers and performers. On Jan. 21, former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power

speaks on “The Education of an Idealist – What Can One Person Do?” at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Other speakers in the WorldOregon’s 2020 International Speaker Series include Gen. H.R. McMaster, Nadia Murad and Nicholas D. Kristof. Oregon Symphony will offer classics like Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, while Samantha expanding what it can do with movie Power showings like “Ghostbusters” and guest artist Itzhak Perlman. If you want a more intimate theater experience, the Winningstad Theater brings “Mamma Mia!” to the stage Jan. 30 to Feb. 16. Over at the Newmark Theater, musical events range from “The Fab Four” to the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, BYU’s award-winning a capella group Vocal Point, and Bela Fleck. If you want to see dance, get tickets for Oregon Ballet’s “Beautiful Decay” or “The Americans 2.0.” Some of Keller Auditorium’s biggest shows in 2020 appear to be Shin Lim on Jan. 16, Shen Yun on April 8, and Dancing with the Stars on April 7. Don’t want to go into the city? Broadway Rose keeps a full slate of theatrical performances on stage all year long. “Many audiences are looking to escape,” Anderson says. “They want to enjoy a fun, light-hearted production and forget about the stress and strife of life.” He notices audiences often look for entertainment that is familiar. “They want to know walking into the theater they are going to have a good time,” he says. “Money is hard-earned and people may not want to gamble on entertainment, so they are more comfortable buying a ticket to a production based on a book or movie — a story they are familiar with.” He’s noticed more local theater companies are offering musicals or plays with music, “From Bag&Baggage Left: Broadway Rose in Tigard includes “The Wedding Singer” to this year’s line-up.

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Productions with their recent ‘Clockwork Orange’ and Milagro’s new holiday production, ‘A Xmas Cuento Remix.’” The nonprofit Elsinore Theatre in Salem “is more than a place to see live music events and movies,” says executive director Tom Fohn. In 2019, The Elsinore started producing its own musicals in addition to the wide variety of entertainment brought to the local stage. “Disenchanted” runs Feb. 27-19 and “The Drowsy Chaperone” runs May 1-3. “We present professional musicals that are produced and directed by our own staff,” he says. “Many of the cast and production team are from the Salem area. We’re providing professional performers and students a chance to enhance their resumes and further their careers in the arts.” The Elsinore also brings music and comedy to its stage, including Pablo Cruise, rock band Kansas and Salem Symphonic Winds. Enlightened Theatrics, operating out of The Grand Theatre in Salem, features “First Date,” Feb. 21-March 15, and “Election Day,” April 17-May 3. Some venues, like The Shedd Institute in Eugene, pride themselves on an eclectic approach to their offerings, “ranging from scronky jazz to world music, bluegrass, American roots, blues, classic rock, alt/indie folk,” and more, says executive director James Ralph. “By design we serve a huge cross-section of interest groups

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in Lane County, and Oregon.” In fact, he says nearly a quarter of his audience travels from outside Lane County to attend his shows. “We do over 120 Jerry Seinfeld performances a year, not counting events held by other nonprofit, community and educational groups who rent our concert hall and other parts of our facility,” Ralph says. “We are excited and proud of everything we do at The Shedd. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t do it.” At the Majestic, Hermanson says new events are “certainly catching people’s eyes, as we look to excite and help new community groups to utilize the stage and tools we have. We’re excited about bringing fresh ideas.” Community theaters like Cottage Theatre in Cottage Grove have spent many years correlating what audiences want with the stories its volunteer directors want to tell. Executive director Susan Goes says two of its 2020 shows are among the biggest sellers nationwide: “Mamma Mia!” and “Elf the Musical.” Others include “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Seeking Red.” “Our plans are probably driven more by what’s going on with our organization and community, and less about trends,” Goes says. “In our case, we’ve planned a season that has shows we really think will do really well.” At the Hult Center for Performing Arts in Eugene, scheduled performances take in some of the country’s biggest names. Whether you’re looking for comedy — Jerry Seinfeld on Jan. 15 — or want a large-scale musical like “An American Paris” or “Les Miserables,” this year delivers. It’s clear that local theaters and other entertainment venues have their audiences in mind in 2020. It’s a great time to support local and national artists, while finding entertainment that perfectly suits your own tastes. ☸ 10  NORTHWEST 50 PLUS  METRO | JANUARY 2020

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ARE WOMEN OVERLOOOKED IN THE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS?

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OST OF THE TIME WE ASSOCIATE THE homeless with being male, but this past year, Oregon Gray Panthers has been hearing from many older female tenants who are dealing with fair housing issues vis-à-vis scofflaw landlords, and from those who have been evicted or priced out of housing all together. Shannon Estabrook, a grandmother and excellent community organizer, tells us she believes there are far too few resources in the Northwest for women in terms of stable, permanent housing. Please consider the following four examples. Housing stability has been an issue for Julia, 55, who has a master’s degree but lives with a disability. At one point, Julia was sleeping in her car or occasionally sleeping at the nonprofit bookstore where she volunteered. In our Gray Panthers network, and with the help of Disability Rights of Oregon, we were able to find stable housing for Julia in a downtown low-income building owned by Home Forward and managed by Income Property Management. After seven years, Julia was evicted from her unit in Portland’s Jeffrey Building. This winter, Julia has been sleeping at R2D2 — the Right to Dream Too, a local nonprofit outdoor houseless shelter facility near the Moda Center. Nancy is also on disability and found living space in low-income housing in a building owned by NW Housing Alternatives and managed by IPM in SE Portland. Nancy is concerned about safety as she witnesses a great deal of drugs, prostitution and threats inside and outside the building. Because of her low-income status, and her dependence on using a walker, Nancy says she feels trapped in her building and has been unable to find a safer place to live.

Carol had lived in a nonprofit apartment in Canby, and found herself at odds with the landlord. Fortunately, Carol had a strong support network and was able to move to a better location in Coos Bay. But she reports that several low-income, older women in her HUD-subsidized building in Canby continue to face habitability issues including lack of repairs, retaliation against tenants who speak up, and male managers who harass, abuse and discriminate against female tenants. They also face extreme loneliness. Carol, now safer in her Coos Bay space, says that far too many low-income, older women feel both unsafe and isolated. My final example focuses on Karen Batts, a 52-year-old African American woman who attended Grant High School and Portland State University. She had stable housing for seven years in an apartment run by NW Housing Alternatives. Karen was evicted due to alleged “behavior” problems. A spokesman for the landlord stated, “We do housing, not mental health.” Karen Batts was found frozen to death in a parking garage in downtown Portland shortly after her eviction. Her last “official” contact was being cited by TriMet fare inspectors on the MAX when she was removed for sleeping across four seats. She was just trying to stay warm. What is to be done? The less fortunate and more vulnerable in our society simply fall through the cracks. Our response at Gray Panthers has been to start the Senior Housing Emergency — SHE — campaign as a way to advocate for older women and others who are marginalized in a laissez-faire, free market economy; and to secure resources that create viable shelters and permanent housing in “liberal and progressive” Oregon. In other words, we want to mitigate and eventually eliminate the “cracks” that non-millionaires fall into. Fellow readers of this publication: Together, we can help answer the question, “What is to be done?” ☸ Lew Church is coordinator of Oregon Gray Panthers and can be reached at POB40011@ juno.com or 503-222-2974.


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breathe , laugh By M AG G I W H I T E

YOGA TEACHERS DEMONSTRATE THAT LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE

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AUGHING YOGA CHANGES lives, and that’s no joke.

Take Laura Lou Pape’ McCarthy, who’s been teaching laughter yoga classes for older adults, including those with Parkinson’s disease, for 10 years. She says she’s felt like an “oddball” for most of her life, but now feels comfortable in her own skin. After graduating high school, McCarthy joined the circus, where she worked as a clown in big and small cities across the United States. However, after suffering an injury, she had to quit the circus and found it difficult knowing what to do next. Gail Hand (opposite page) leads a laughter yoga class (above) with very positive results. 12  NORTHWEST 50 PLUS  METRO | JANUARY 2020

She struggled with depression and life balance between her outgoing side and responsibility side. In 2009, while studying gerontology and fitness at Portland Community College — and still searching for her life path — McCarthy discovered laughter yoga as a supplemental therapy. It was the first time she had heard of it. She decided to try it and it began to show “deep benefits” in her life. “At the end of the day, I was a lot more comfortable with my emotional ups and downs,” she says. “I was more comfortable with the choices I had made, and I didn’t end every day worrying.” She missed being a clown and found this to fulfill part of that need. “I found an outlet for my goofy side and it had a stabilizing effect,” McCarthy says. “I became comfortable with who I am, after feeling like an oddball.” She teaches 10 classes a week working mostly with seniors and at Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Those with Parkinson’s can suffer from body rigidness of movement

and voice, she says, and laughing opens new neuron connections and muscles. She has found that those who attend class have often become secluded; laughing helps them enjoy life. “People’s lives open up with laughter,” McCarthy says. “It is amazing. Your whole being changes.”


Stephen Rosenstock, who is finishing up treatment for his second bout with cancer, says he’s still experiencing the benefits of laughter yoga. “It has been relaxing for me,” he says, “and a distraction from cancer. I have no pain and laughing has calmed me down. The rest of my family was very triggered by the cancer.” Rosenstock adapted so well to this form of fitness that he began teaching classes, which, he says, give him hours of release from cancer and he feels the positive effects for several days. His blood levels have improved and he feels more relaxed. “Life is not as overwhelming,” he says. Rosenstock, an electrical engineer who teaches yoga at the Hawthorne Club and the Beaverton Police Station, finds his background helps him apply techniques through yoga. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense and served in the U.S. Marines. Andrea Crisp, born into a “family of pessimists,” has become a major leader and organizer of laughter yoga classes in Portland. She says she fought depression for many years, especially during the winter months, and believes laughter yoga has helped her condition because it is a “contagion of group interaction.” Crisp also practices tapping, works as a life coach, and is active in an organization called World Peace through Laughter. “Laughter yoga has helped me become way less self-conscious,” she says. “I am more open. I am an introvert personally and was closed off with a pattern of worrying.” She also tended to cry under stressful circumstances. Now, she doesn’t react to stress in the way she used to. Crisp says science has shown in the past 50 years what humans have known for thousands of years: Laughter truly is the best medicine. “It can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and P H OTOS BY B R I A N J I M I M AG E RY

Praciticing laughter yoga seems to reduce worrying and stress.

hearty laughter counts as exercise for your cardiopulmonary system,” she says. Crisp, who has been teaching at the Hawthorne Laughter Club since 2011, now offers the classes in her home. Gail Hand, who moved from Portland to Seaside, says a good laugh can brighten your day when life throws you curveballs. Laughter, she says, has physical, mental and social benefits, and reduces symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis and insomnia. The social benefit is feeling connected with others. Hand and Crisp both studied with Dr. Madan Kataria of Mumbai, India, who

created laughter yoga. Hand previously worked in corporate leadership, sales and customer services. She’s also a stand-up comedian and author of several books, including “Seven Secrets to Living and Laughing in a Stressful World.” For the past decade, she has dedicated herself to teaching others about the power of laughter in their personal and professional lives. She now focuses her classes on older adults, teaching in retirement communities in Oregon, Washington and California. She’s also presented yoga to nonprofits and other organization, including Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and the Washington School for the Blind. Laughter yoga incorporates the breathing and stretching components of yoga, but Hand admits it’s not for everyone. “Some don’t care for the silliness,” she says. ☸

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OES YOUR NEW YEAR’S resolution include finding something useful to do with your spare time but you can’t get off the couch or break away from the TV? Volunteering is one way to give life more meaning. Take the example of William J. Howe III, 70, who volunteers for Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) in Portland. His experiences may be just the encouragement you need to get started. In his volunteer efforts, he has made new friends by encouraging others to listen to another person’s point of view, so important in this era of polarization. SAGE citizen conversation groups are happening statewide. SAGE is a nonprofit founded by Ward Greene, who was named in 2017 as one of our country’s top attorneys. Greene’s wife found a Greek proverb in a literary magazine that helped form the mission: “A society grows great when its elders plant trees whose shade they know they William J. Howe III is an attorney who volunteers with SAGE. 14  NORTHWEST 50 PLUS  METRO | JANUARY 2020

shall never sit in.” Howe supports volunteering as a way of being pro-active and says it offers socialization at an age when “you are accruing piles of loss.” In his own life, for example, he had just learned of a friend’s serious illness, of others who are sick, living with painful joints, suffering from cancer, and more. The antidote to this “pile of loss,” when you might feel less energy and are wont to complain, is to find a way to give to others through volunteering. Howe sees volunteering as a way of giving back. “Doing something positive for somebody else is energizing,” he says. “Do something with a group. You can always write a check.” Volunteering to help others results in longer, healthier lives. “You are happier and you sleep better,” Greene says. “When we were young we wanted to make the world a better place, but we’ve consumed too much and frankly we’ve had too short a view.” The SAGE focus is on education, the environment and economic security; each project furthers these goals. The citizen program series is small group conversations focused on national trends such as political divisiveness and distrust of people with

different political views. This group actively seeks out opposing opinions to learn and demonstrate how to have a talk without demonizing the other person’s point of view. “You can’t form a consensus without talk,” Howe says. “Democrats are listening to MSNBC and Republications are listening to FOX. People live in silos. The challenge is how we break this down.” In one instance, SAGE invited history professor Chris Nichols to provide historical context to today’s issues. Nichols noted that past generations faced with the issue of polarization managed to get “to a better place with examples of how society got through difficult times.” Another time, SAGE invited researcher Jonathan Haight to speak. He specializes in the topic of polarization and discussed the “why” and “how” of it. “People have always gravitated to those who share their beliefs,” Howe says. “Each side thinks the other is dishonest and stupid.” SAGE also manages a program called Bridges for Change in which volunteers work with prisoners who have been released from jail, helping them overcome addictions, and find housing and jobs. “They are unbelievably grateful,” Howe says, “and some of the mentors CO U RT ESY P H OTO


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3 — MICHAEL NAMKUNG, “Seeing the Invisible,” Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland. $25+. albertarosetheatre. com.

4 — FIESTA! WITH EDNA VASQUEZ, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. $24+. portland5.com. 6 — ANDROID BASICS, 1 p.m., Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland. Free.

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Based,” 10 a.m. to noon, Brookwood Library, 2850 NW Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro. Free. JOHN WHELAN, accordion, 7:30 p.m., Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. $20.

12 — VIKING PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bergen Dining Room, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave., Portland. $8/$4. Free parking.

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10 — PORTLAND’S FOLK FESTIVAL, through Jan. 11, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland. $25+. “WAIT UNTIL DARK,” 7:30 p.m., through Feb. 16, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. $34/$32. Lakewood-center. org. “AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS,” 8 p.m., through Jan. 11, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. $60. Portland5.com.

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16 — BROWN BAG LUNCH: USING HUMOR DURING CONFLICT, noon, U.S. Bank Room, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland. Free. FAREWELL,” 6 p.m. GHCL Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Free.

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PORTLAND BOAT SHOW, through Jan. 12, Portland Expo Center. $10.

FROM HISTORICAL TRAUMA TO HISTORICAL WISDOM: HOW A GENERATION IS HEALING, 6:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Room, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland. 503-588-5123.

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PRIME TIMERS DINING CLUB, 6 p.m., Heidi’s Restaurant, 1230 NE Cleveland Ave., Gresham. Pat, 503936-5861.

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18 — UKULELE PARTY WITH AARON CANWELL, 11 a.m., GHCL Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Free. EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA, “Winter Around the World,” 3 p.m., Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 SE 130th Ave., Portland. Free. Donations taken. OREGON SYMPHONY: “GHOSTBUSTERS IN CONCERT,” 7:30 p.m., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Also Jan. 19. Portland5.com.

19 — WRITERS MILL: WRITERS HELPING WRITERS, 1 to 3 p.m., Cedar Mill Library. CELEBRATE OREGON’S BELOVED POET LAUREATE PAULANN PETERSEN, 3 p.m., Stickman’s Pub, 40 N. State St., Lake Oswego. Bring your favorite William Stafford poem.


21 — GARDEN HOME JAMS: ELVIS SONGS, 2:30 to 4 p.m., GHCL Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Free. GARDEN HOME GREEN THUMBS, GHCL Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Free. Gardenhomelibrary.org for time.

23 — BROWN BAG LUNCH: HOW TO GET WHAT YOU MEAN, NOT WHAT YOU SAY, noon, U.S. Bank Room, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland. Free. 24 — MOULIN ROUGE DANCE PARTY, 6 to 8 p.m., GHCL Annex, 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Free.

25 — VOICES IN VERSE POETRY GROUP, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cedar Mill Library.

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☐ Entertainment ☐ Restaurants ☐ Other____________________________ ▶ Do you use coupons: ☐ Yes ☐ No ▶ Do you often use senior discounts: ☐ Yes ☐ No ▶ Favorite way to travel: ☐ Car ☐ Bus tours ☐ Camping ☐ Cruises ☐ Adventure Travel ☐ RVs ☐ Package Tours ☐ Destination Resorts ▶ Are you a full or part time caregiver: ☐ Full ☐ Part ☐ I receive caregiving services ▶ How often do you visit a senior center: ☐ Daily ☐ 1-3 times a week ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never ▶ What hobbies do you regularly engage in? (check all that apply): ☐ Books ☐ TV ☐ Collecting ☐ Restoring ☐ Arts/Crafts ☐ Investing ☐ Sports ☐ Travel ☐ Eating Out ☐ Movies ☐ Clubs/organizations ☐ Church ☐ Gardening ☐ Other ________________________________________ ▶ What’s on your bucket list (check all that apply): ☐ Destination Travel ☐ Adventure Travel ☐ Big purchase ☐ Sporting Event ☐ Entertainment ☐ Other _____________________________________ ▶ Do you have a financial advisor: ☐ Yes Name of company ____________________________________ ☐ No ▶ Are you living with a chronic condition: ☐ Yes, Please indicate _______________________________ ☐ No ▶ How likely are you to visit a retirement community in the next 6 months, either for yourself or someone else:

☐ Definitely ☐ Likely ☐ Not likely ☐ I live in a retirement community ▶ I plan to make a car purchase: ☐ Next 6 months ☐ Next 2 years ☐ Next 5 years ☐ Never

Please return this survey as soon as possible to Northwest50Plus, PO Box 12008, Salem, OR 97309 or take a picture and email it to mte@northwest50plus.com

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Northwest50Plus Portland Metro Edition January 2020  

Northwest50Plus is a magazine for Boomers and Seniors in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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