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A new bill this session hopes to prevent elder abuse in Oregon. The House bill passed unanimously in both chambers and creates an Oregon Elder Abuse Work Group.  AARP Governmental Affairs spokesperson Rick Bennett says elder abuse can come in the form of physical, verbal or financial abuse, and sometimes comes from paid care givers or even unpaid friends and family: “More care is being given by family members, then say, paid employees at facilities and that often means the person who is impaired the person who needs assistance from their family members is quite often being abused by those who same family members as well." He says the bill won't come with a cost to taxpayers because it’s a volunteer elder abuse work group. After they compile their report the group will report back to state lawmakers. The State's long-term care ombudsman says elder abuse it a bigger problem than people realize and calls it a silent problem.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.