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Oregon: National Park Services Fee-Free Days April 20, August 25, September 28, November 11

The National Park Service announced five fee-free days for 2019, applying to the 115 park sites that normally charge visitors, including Crater Lake, Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks, among others. The free days only cover entrance fees, and don’t apply to camping, lodging or other costs inside the parks.

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Resource: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Being physically active is one of the most important actions that people of all ages can take to improve their health. Research shows that just about everyone benefits: men and women of all races and ethnicities, young children to older adults, pregnant or postpartum women, people living with a chronic condition or a disability, and people who want to reduce their risk of chronic disease.

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Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties: Metro Spring and Summer Field Trips Registration Now Open

Registration is open for Metro’s spring and summer fieldtrips at Oxbow Regional Park, Smith and Bybee Wetlands or Scouters Mountain Nature Park. Standard field trips are great for elementary-aged students. Thinking about a trip for adults, older kids or any other group? Ask about custom trips! Metro offers fee waivers and transportation assistance for qualifying schools/groups.

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Resource: MyMobility Plan by The Center for Disease Control

Do you or your loved ones have a plan to stay safe, mobile and independent as you age? Many people make financial plans for retirement, but don’t consider how to plan for potential mobility changes. The MyMobility plan can guide you to take action today to help keep yourself—or your loved ones—safe, mobile, and independent tomorrow.

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Podcast: Purpose Built Communities Podcast “It Takes a Village”

To address the root of intergenerational poverty, we need more than money and good intentions. Listen to this holistic model that looks at the neighborhood as a whole – its housing, education and community wellness – and a community quarterback can shift the tide.

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