October 31, 2018
This morning, Nick was honored to speak at the inaugural Age-Friendly Business Awards ceremony.
The award ceremony celebrated public-spirited local businesses who take the extra step to be age-friendly. Congratulations to all of the honorees!
After the ceremony, Council proclaimed October 31st to be Age-Friendly Business Day.
Many of Portland’s local businesses are certified Age-Smart Employers that embrace age-diversity and create workplaces that value equity, inclusiveness, and intergenerational respect.
In 2011, Portland was the first U.S. city to be certified by the World Health Organization as Age-Friendly, and we’re proud to continue to be a global leader in creating communities for people of all ages and abilities.
Special thanks to our community partners, including Portland State University’s Age-Friendly Cities Project, Elders in Action, AARP Oregon, Venture Portland, and to the community leaders who spoke at Council today – including Barbara Bernstein from Elders in Action, Heather Hoell from Venture Portland, Joyce DeMonnin from AARP, and Dr. Margaret Neal from Portland State University.