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*Cover Oregon assistance available*Dallas woman joins AARP council

December 10, 2013

Cover Oregon assistance available

INDEPENDENCE — Cover Oregon application assistance will be available Saturday at Oregon Child Development Coalition, 535 G St., Independence.

Cover Oregon outreach specialists, in partnership with Polk County Service Integration, will be ready to answer questions and help people through the application process from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assistance will be offered in English and Spanish.

Cover Oregon is the state's new online marketplace where people can compare and enroll in health care plans and access subsidies to help pay for it.

For more information about the application event: Stephanie Gilbert, 503-623-1883; email to

Dallas woman joins AARP council

DALLAS — Judy Bowen of Dallas has been appointed to AARP's Oregon Diversity Advisory Council (DAC).

The DAC helps provide guidance and support to AARP Oregon staff and volunteer leaders to ensure diversity and inclusion in all AARP activities, including the recruitment, orientation and support of volunteers.

Judy Bowen

Judy Bowen

Bowen is a volunteer and facilitator for Nine Tribes of Oregon as part of the Oregon Native Caring Committee. She previously worked as the tribal liaison for seniors and was an Older American's Program analyst for the Department of Human Services.

Bowen has more than 30 years of experience in community leadership, program management, statewide project management, and partnership development in Oregon rural and urban communities.

"With their wealth of expertise, the Diversity Advisory Council will help us continue to address the needs of all older Oregonians," said AARP Oregon State Director Jerry Cohen.

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