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What Are Old People For?

October 19, 2015

On Friday, Nick was proud to emcee What Are Old People For?, a community forum hosted by Age-Friendly Portland.

As Council liaison to Elders in Action, Nick was pleased to attend the forum, and to listen to the robust discussion about the value of older adults in our community. Dr. Janet Taylor, AARP's Life Reimagined Ambassador, gave the keynote address.

Age-Friendly Portland is a partnership among Elders in Action, AARP Oregon, and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging. Age-Friendly Portland is dedicated to building an empowered and engaged community of older adults in our city.  

The City of Portland is proud to partner with Age-Friendly Portland, and is also committed to ensuring the well-being of our older adults. In 2013, Council passed a resolution accepting an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland, a framework to help us address the unique needs of older adults.

Over the last two years, we’ve made progress, especially in increasing civic engagement and volunteerism, economic development, employment, and more! Age-Friendly Portland’s Advisory Council is working hard to keep the Action Plan on track.

Check out Age-Friendly Portland’s website for more information.