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2018 Aging Well Conference Program (2.13 MB)

Resource Fair & Check-In
8-9 am

Acoustic guitar by Espacio Flamenco 

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Welcome and Keynote Presentation
9-10:30 am

Sponsored by AARP

Keynote Address

Fernando M. Torres-Gil, M.S.W., Ph.D. was the first Assistant Secretary for Aging for the Administration on Aging within DHHS. He was a three time presidential appointee under Carter, Clinton, and Obama. Currently, Torres-Gil sits on the National Council on Disability. He is the Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging and is a member of the AARP Board of Directors. Dr. Torres-Gil enjoys visiting Portland to visit with friends and family.

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Concurrent Workshop Session A
10:45-11:45 am

  • Building Community for Aging in Place: Eastside Village
  • Elder Advocacy: Best Methods of Raising an Issue at the City, County and State Level: Elders in Action

  • Emotional Well-Being in Later Life: Practical Tools for Coping with Change: Rose City Geropsychology, LLC

  • Healthy Home for Healthy Aging with Feng Shui: Home Esteem

  • Help is Here: Caring for a Family Member with Dementia -- and Yourself, too!  (Spanish): Providence Oregon Senior Health

  • Movement Meditation: Unplug and Calm your Mind with an Integrative Movement Practice: Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

  • Providing Safety and Protection for Older Adults: Understanding Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect: Multnomah County Adult Protective Services


Concurrent Workshop Session B
1:15-2:15 pm

  • A Touch of Grey: Music Therapy and Aging Well: Wildwood Creative

  • Accessibility in Policy about Equitable Communities: Reassessing, Taking Action: Real Choice Initiative

  • Civic Engagement: Strategies for Volunteerism and Advocacy in Portland: SAGE - Senior Advocates for Generational Equity

  • Hospice Care, Resilience and Quality of Life: Kaiser Permanente Hospice

  • Latino Parents 60+ with Teenage Children and the Clash of Culture, Language, & Technology (Spanish): Latino Network

  • Technology & You (Spanish & English): Multnomah County Library

  • Understanding Unique Challenges Facing GLBT Elders: Friendly House

Concurrent Workshop Session C
2:30-3:30 pm

  • Importance and benefits of belonging to a group. In Spanish: La importancia y beneficios de pertenecer a un grupo. (Spanish): El Programa Hispano Catolico

  • Connecting Across Generations for Social Impact: Metropolitan Family Service

  • LGBTQ+ Aging: How a Welcoming Safe Social Environment Creates Sense of Belonging and Supports Health: Optimal Aging

  • Too Much Stuff! Hoarding Myths, Stigma, and Tools: Multnomah County Hoarding Task Force

  • Transportation Access to Healthcare: A Community Collaboration: Ride Connection, Inc.

  • What Makes a Community Feel Like Home? Survey Results for East Portland Neighborhoods: Centennial Community Association & Sage

  • Zumba (Spanish & English)