Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them. By contacting your local agency you get access to critical information including:
- Available services in your area, Mobility assistance programs, meal plans & housing, Assistance in gaining access to services, Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training, respite care, supplemental services, on a limited basis.
- Facilitating an online forum where caregivers can share their experience and learn from others by asking questions, giving answers, or participating in a group discussion.
Helping caregivers find and compare local service providers like elder law attorneys, in-home care companies and senior housing options.
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How did Oregon earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Oregon has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that Oregon does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Oregon has an effective property tax rate of 1.07%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Oregon earned its state tax grade of C+.
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