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  • Advisory Council

    Coordinating Organizations

    It is with the unanimous support of the Portland City Council along with the commitment from partner organizations throughout the city that we aspire to be a community friendly to people of all ages and ability.

    AARP Oregon has been part of this project from the beginning and continues to focus age-friendly efforts in Portland and around the state. AARP Oregon is keeping Oregonians informed, active, and engaged.

    Elders in Action is a nonprofit organization committed to the active involvement of older adults. This volunteer-driven organization advises local government, provides personal advocates for individuals over 60, and employs the Age-Friendly Business Certification program.

    Portland State University’s Institute on Aging is dedicated to enhancing understanding of aging and facilitating opportunities for elders, families, and communities to thrive. Their research provides support and direction to leaders in the community on issues around aging.

    Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council 2014

    Age-Friendly Advisory Council 2014 (click to enlarge)


    Advisory Committee

    Portland State University, Institute on Aging

    Margaret Neal, Alan DeLaTorre (Coordinators)

    AARP Oregon

    Bandana Shrestha, Jerry Cohen

    Elders in Action

    Barbara Bernstein

    City of Portland Commissioner Nick Fish


    OHSU, School of Nursing

    Corey Nagel

    Bloom Anew

    Jay Bloom

    City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustanability

    Deborah Stein

    Asian Health & Services Center

    Holden Leung

    Ride Connection

    Julie Wilke

    Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services

    Lee Girard

    Terwilliger Plaza

    Leslie Foren

    El Programa Hispano

    Patricia Rojas

    Corporation for National Community Service

    Stephanie Wrightsman

    Venture Portland

    Heather Hoell

    Former Members:

    Amy Daily, David Hanson, Douglas Adams, George Hocker, John Mullin, Lauretta Slaughter, Mary Henlon, Pamela Huff, Scott Robinson