Events

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2016 Aging Well Conference – Building a Community for All Ages
This year’s Aging Well Conference was held on October 29, 2016, from 10am to 3pm at Concordia University in Portland. The free event expanded on the efforts of the Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County initiatives and Multnomah County’s Aging, Disability, and Veterans Services Division. The focus of the conference was to get important information to residents, advocates, and members of the aging services network, as well as to identify challenges and opportunities related to ageism. The conference included a Keynote address from Ashton Applewhite, author of the recently published book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Please click here to view or download the conference program.
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OGA Conference “Disrupt Aging”
The Oregon Gerontological Association’s annual conference was held on Sept. 30, 2016, from 9am-4pm at the OMEF Conference Center in Portland. Speakers included Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler, and sessions addressed equity and aging; technology and aging; and aging, the arts and culture. For more information about OGA and this event, click here.
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Residential Infill Project Open House
On July 20, 2016, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability co-hosted an event with Elders in Action, the Portland Commission on Disability, and Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County. The Residential Infill Project is part of a City of Portland effort to plan for an additional 123,000 households, of which 20 percent will be built in single-dwelling residential zones (for more information, click here). As part of that project there are proposals the City is considering for allowing density bonuses (e.g., a second Accessory Dwelling Unit, cottage clusters) for affordable and/or accessible housing. This provides an important and exciting opportunity to improve the affordability and accessibility of housing in Portland and this public open house is focused on gathering input from older adults, people with disabilities, and advocates for accessible housing.
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Portland Mayoral Candidate Forum
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, AARP Oregon hosted a Portland Mayoral Candidate Forum at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center. Mayoral Candidates Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey participated in the forum which was moderated by Laural Porter, KGW-TV Anchor, and Straight Talk Host. Over 200 attendees were registered, and the forum was described by candidates as the biggest turnout of all debates/forums to date. For a video of the forum, click here.