Apart from committee work and publications, members of the Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County initiatives are involved in several collaborative projects:
Aging Well Conference
This annual community event provides a learning and networking platform for residents, advocates, and members of the aging services. The goals of the conference are to present attendees with opportunities to envision and plan for a community that perceives aging as an asset rather than mainly as a process of decline, combats ageism, fosters intergenerational interdependence, and offers age-related services to a wide range of customers. Please see our 2018 conference information and visit this overview of previous Aging Well conferences to view previous events and download event material, such as handouts and presentations.
Age-Friendly Business & Age Smart Employer Awards
This awards program recognize Portland businesses and organizations and their innovative age-friendly practices. A project of the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County collaborative and presented by Elders in Action and Venture Portland, awards will be given to businesses in three business size categories. Winners will be celebrated at a breakfast ceremony on October 31, 2018 at Portland City Hall, and recognized at the following Portland City Council meeting.
Applications will be accepted until July 31. Please visit the awards page for more information and to download application materials.