By Richard Hunter
Northeast Portland residents may not know anything about the AARP local chapter 5624, and for those who know we exist, you might know much about us.
We are the only Local Chapter of AARP in the State of Oregon made up of 158 African Americans, age ranging from 50 to 90 years old. Our membership is still growing. We hope to double or triple our membership size by this time next year.
Since the COVID19 shut down began in March this year, we have been unable to meet for our monthly luncheon sessions, so we created a newsletter as a way to stay in touch with our members and keep them informed. We remain active through our executive board and small committee projects until we are able to all come together again. Some of us are actively involved with our AARP State Office of Volunteers. In the midst of a pandemic, nationwide protesting, fires, and bad air quality, we are a part of the most vulnerable in our community, but we remain healthy, encourage the wearing of masks, washing of hands, and social distancing. We are resilient and our executive board is safely active.
Keep us in your prayers and check out the newsletter here.
For more information contact Richard Hunter, Sr., Executive Board Member, 503-964-9137.