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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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