Age Friendly Business

Businesses are an integral part of our communities. They play a critical role in employing, serving, and shaping where we live. This network is a growing group of businesses and organizations in the  Portland metro area committed to serving and engaging people of all ages at the highest level to build a truly Age-Friendly community.

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We are in the midst of revamping our Age Friendly certification program that educates businesses and other agencies as to best practices in engaging older adults. Simple changes can improve your work with older adults. We work with healthcare providers, small businesses, community organizations and large retailers. Our new program will launch at the beginning of 2017. Stay tuned!

Certified Age Friendly Business

Hundreds of businesses and agencies around the Portland have been Age Friendly Certified. This group has been evaluated by a team of Age Friendly evaluators and received feedback on best practices and opportunities for improvement. These businesses have made a significant commitment to our aging population and are recognized by displaying the Certified Age Friendly decal at their business, on their materials and website along with being listed on our online directory.  Go to our Certified Age Friendly Business Directory to see a list of these organizations. If you would like to find out how your business or organization can become a part of this program please contact Shanna Pittman-Frank at

If you are interested in becoming a  volunteer for the Age Friendly Program at Elder’s in action, let us know! Together we can build a community where quality of life never depends on age.