Attend an ethics lecture

Susan Tolle will discuss “Can I Change My Wishes? Thoughts About Updating Advance Directives and POLST Orders” on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Mary’s Woods.

The discussion will focus on advance care planning documents and how people can be effective in supporting and guiding their families while having their wishes respected.

Mary’s Woods is located at 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego. For more information, call 503-675-2004 or visit

Windermere holds coat, blanket drive

In partnership with local nonprofit organizations, Windermere Real Estate offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are hosting their annual “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive.

Community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets.

In the Portland area, Transition Projects Inc. will distribute the coats and blankets to men and women living on the streets of Portland and in local shelters. The organization, which helps people in Portland find permanent housing, estimates that over the past 10 years, a total of more than 35,000 items have been donated during the “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive.

“At a minimum, we know that we’ve touched thousands of lives with just this campaign,” said Tony Bernal, development director at Transition Projects, noting that several other local businesses throughout the Portland metro area also serve as donation drop-off locations each year.

Now through Dec. 19, community members can bring new or gently used and laundered adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets to any of the following Portland-area Windermere offices, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community members should call the offices directly for weekend drop-off hours. Local drop off locations include:

  • Lake Oswego, 220 A Ave., suite 200 (503-636-5000)

  • Lake Oswego West, 3689 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego (503-675-8264)

    n West Linn, 21900 Willamette Drive, suite 202 (503-557-0707)

    More than 30 Windermere offices in Oregon and Southwest Washington are collecting coats and blankets for those in need this winter. For a complete list of participating offices, call 503-220-1145 or visit

    Submit ideas for Kaiser Permanente art instillation

    What inspires you to get or stay healthy could become part of a permanent art installation at Oregon’s newest hospital. This fall, Kaiser Permanente is inviting anyone who lives in its Oregon or Southwest Washington service area to share what inspired a switch to a healthier lifestyle.

    Entries should be accompanied by a digital photo of something representing that inspiration. Kaiser Permanente is commissioning artists to transform the winning photos into dozens of art panels that will form a large wall mosaic inside Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, which will open August, 2013.

    To participate, send a photo of your inspiration, along with a written essay fewer than 300 words or a three-minute or shorter video — in English or Spanish — telling how you’ve been inspired to get or stay healthy. The deadline is Dec. 14. For more information, visit

    WorkSource of Oregon offers mobile app

    WorkSource Oregon’s statewide job bank is now accessible on mobile devices. The website gives Oregonians access to job listings 24/7 anywhere there is Internet access. Job opportunities can be searched by city, employer name and keyword. These sites only list available jobs from employers verified by WorkSource Oregon.

    Military veterans can search for job openings in Oregon by their military job title or code at

    WorkSource Oregon assists job seekers in finding employment through 47 WorkSource Oregon Centers statewide. Staff in the WorkSource Oregon Centers provide help with resume writing, job search workshops, training opportunities, job search assistance and other services.

    For more information or to view job listings, visit

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