With summer in our rearview mirror, AGE+ looks toward the coming months energized about our important work. From program expansions in rural Oregon to connecting grandfamilies with much-needed resources, and exciting developments for our affordable housing projects, our impact is rippling throughout the state thanks to YOU—our partners and supporters. The opportunity to age well in the communities we love is something we all want, so it's AGE+'s mission to make this a reality for all generations of Oregonians. We see a lot of work ahead of us, but also progress as new partners join us each day to create our Shared Future.
Gaining partner support for Shared Future Oregon: A Comprehensive Plan for Living + Aging to Become an Age-Friendly State is in full speed! We are making our way around the state to talk about Oregon's changing demographics and how this affects all people, all sectors. The good news is that by working together, we can advance statewide goals and policies centered on aging well across the lifespan. Your voice will strengthen this plan! Please pledge support for Shared Future Oregon by completing a support form!
Ties That Bind Scholarships
AGE+ is offering scholarships to K-12 youth being raised by grandparents and kinship caregivers in several Oregon counties. This scholarship aims to make educational and extracurricular opportunities more accessible for these families. Please share this opportunity with your networks! Application deadline is September 30th.
During the fall and winter of 2021–2022, AGE+ worked with Oregon’s Kitchen Table to learn more about Oregonians' hopes for aging well. The summary report of this important work is now available! The information from this survey, in addition to other community engagement activities, will help inform Shared Future Oregon.
We continue our quest to engage people in all areas of the state in Community Conversations! Last month, AGE+ and our partners held four simultaneous Community Conversations in Malheur County, as well as a fifth Spanish language conversation on the same day. Nearly two-hundred people attended these meetings to discuss what people want and need as they age. This successful effort showed us that people are interested in talking about aging and doing more to secure a more equitable and inclusive future for all generations. Thank you to our local champions who helped make these events a big success.
To learn more about the Community Conversations in Malheur County, please read this article published by the Argus Observer.
AGE+ received funding to build two affordable, fully accessible housing projects for older adults in Madras and Talent! The projects are expected to open by summer of 2023, and will serve older adults at 60% of area median income. This project targets those who can’t qualify for subsidies, but also can’t afford market rate rents.
Additionally, residents can participate in our Circles of Care program to help live independently in the community longer.
Circles of Care (COC), our mutual aid program, is growing! Through a partnership with Hood River Valley Adult Center and Providence Hood River, a new COC location is now active in Hood River Valley. We are busy recruiting volunteers and working with our newest team members to begin accepting client applications this fall!
Looking to the future, we expect to grow additional COCs in Madras and Talent in conjunction with our housing projects.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Ageless Awards! Each year, we have the great privilege of honoring extraordinary Oregonians 75+ who have made lifelong contributions to their communities and continue to do so today. If you know an inspiring older adult, please complete a nomination form by October 14th!
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