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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
An Age-Friendly Portland - October 16, 2013

This morning Nick was proud to join his Council Colleagues to accept our new Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland.

 

With the first retirements of the Baby Boomer generation upon us, Portland is preparing for the changing needs of our older adults.

 

As a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities Project, Portland committed to ensure we have a plan of action in place to respond to the unique needs of our older adults. Our own Portland Plan also reflects that promise.

 

Under the leadership of PSU’s Institute on Aging, an Age-Friendly Advisory Council developed the Action Plan – including recommendations for housing needs, employment, health care, and more.

 

Special thanks to PSU and our Advisory Council for helping make Portland a leader in the Age-Friendly movement.