Dr. Bill Thomas ChangingAging Tour – Portland May 1st

You are invited to join Dr. Bill Thomas for the 2017 ChangingAging Tour in the Pacific Northwest May 1 in Portland. Reserve your tickets now online https://changingaging.org/tour/ or call 607-414-2243.
The Tour features two distinct “non-fiction theater” events: the paradigm shifting Disrupt Dementia and Dr. Thomas’ signature show, Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game, both featuring original music, storytelling, poetry and groundbreaking insights on aging and care.
These performances will explore the difference between truth and illusion when it comes to aging. Dr. Thomas’ work provides so many illuminating insights on what our own aging and elders — even those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease — can teach us about the art of aging.
Tickets and details for Dr. Bill Thomas’ ChangingAging Tour: https://changingaging.org/tour/

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Portland Arts Tax does good things but you might be exempt

Did you know that every Portland elementary school now has an arts teacher, thanks to the arts tax?  Portland Arts Tax revenue restores arts & music to schools and brings the arts to life citywide.
Every Portland resident age 18 and older is expected to pay the tax of $35.  But there are exemptions for individuals who are on restricted incomes.  Elders in Action is working with the City of Portland Revenue Division to identify those people and help them apply for their exemption.

These residents may be exempt for the Arts Tax:

  1. You are at least 70 years old or permanently disabled  AND
  2. Your household income is below the federal poverty guidelineOR 
  3. Your only income is social security.

Still uncertain if you qualify?

Then call Elders in Action

at 503-235-5474 or email by

clicking here.  One of our staff or volunteers will help you determine your status.  Do not ignore this tax because penalties can be significant!

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Elder community members are invited to Elders for Tenant Protection and Just Cause Eviction

Elder community members are invited to
Elders for Tenant Protection 
and Just Cause Eviction
 Learn and Share with us
  • If you have experienced a rent increase or no cause eviction notices
  • If you want to be informed on HB 2004 (Stabilizes the standard for just cause eviction and repeals the state ban on rent stabilization)
  • If you want to voice your rights as a tenant
  • If you want to learn ways to participate in the Housing Lobby Day.

Also, connect with State Representative Diego Hernandez

February 27, Monday 
from 5:30 -7:30 pm at
East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)
(1017 NE 117th Avenue, Portland, OR 97220)
For more information, 
email Lisha Shrestha or call 503-595-7532.
Snacks and Interpretation Services (Somali, Russian, Spanish and Nepali) will be provided
 
Thanks to our Community Partners 

Help Set Our Advocacy Goals for 2017

Elders in Action Advocacy Agenda Meeting – February 21
On February 21 from 3:00-5:00pm at Impact NW Multicultural Center at 4610 SE Belmont St, Elders in Action will host a meeting of volunteers and partners to discuss our advocacy agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session. EIA staff will share our agency’s legislative priorities and solicit input from attendees on other issues we should be tracking. Representatives of partner organizations such as Stable Homes for Oregon Families, Campaign for Seniors and People with Disabilities and AARP-Oregon have been invited to share legislative updates at this meeting as well. For more information about this meeting, contact JoAnn Herrigel at 503-595-7530 or click to email here.