Lives Worth Living documentary – August 17th, 1-3pm

The Office of Equity and Human Rights & City of Portland Disability program are delighted to invite you to a community showing of Lives Worth Living, a fast-paced, hour-long documentary about the battles leading up to the Americans with Disabilities Act. We’ll be gathering on August 17th from 1-3pm. It is okay to come late or leave early!

 

Thursday, August 17th 2017
1:00-3:00 PM
Commonwealth Building, Steele Room, 5th Floor
421 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

This year, we celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through rare news
footage and interviews with some of the most prominent leaders of the Disability Rights Movement, Lives
Worth Living takes us into the actions of disabled activists and their supporters during the battles leading up
to the ADA. Join us to witness this history in the ongoing fight for civil rights for people with disabilities.
Popcorn, veggies, and drinks will be available for your enjoyment.
Have questions or need accommodations to be part of this event?
Call Joanne at (503) 823-9970 or email joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov

 

Pan African Festival – 8/12

Saturday, August 1 2, 201 7

FREE ADMISSION

Festival starts at 12PM-8:30PM

Pioneer Courthouse Square

 

ACTIVITIES Live Entertainment • Art, Crafts, & Merchandise Vendors • Food from African Countries, Caribbean & African American cultures • Performance by local talents• Storytelling• Speakers/panelist/discussion – The Impacts of Pan Africans in Oregon • Fashion Show • Information & Advice on Health & Well-Being, Careers & Educational Opportunities • Health Screening Services ——–

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HOSTED BY PAN AFRICAN PLANNING GROUP, LLC • AFRICAN WOMEN COALITION • OREGON COMMISSION ON BLACK AFFAIRS• AFRICAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF OREGON• OFFICE OF SENATOR JAMES MANNING • OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE JANELLE BYNUM • OFFICE OF SENATOR LEW FREDRICK• OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER LORETTA SMITH • CENTER FOR AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES OF OREGON • IRCO-AFRICA HOUSE • URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND • SOMALI AMERICAN COUNCIL OF OREGON • MUSLIM EDUCATION TRUST • SEI • ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDENTS AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY • AND MANY MORE

Expert in Your Own Aging – Friday, 7/14

First Baptist Church, July 14th

10am-12pm

909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Join Elders in Action to discuss and learn about the many ways people experience aging.

The focus will be on how to find meaning and purpose in the next stages of our lives. A combination of videos of older adults on their experiences and a live discussion about your own.

 

We will explore many topic, including:

  • Surprises of aging
  • Pleasures and difficulties of aging
  • Deciding what you really want
  • What to tell your medical provider

Age-Friendly Business Event: May 24th

Portland is known as a great place to be an older adult. We have great transit, progressive city planning, and are well-known for being community-minded.


Join research experts and business leaders to discuss how current demographic shifts mean big things for our local economy – and your business!

 

Claudia Knotek of New Seasons and

Alan DeLaTorre of Portland State University’s Institute on Aging

will discuss why being “age-friendly” is good business.

Complimentary beer and snacks provided.

Hour-long presentation begins at 6pm.

RSVP HERE  or to shanna@eldersinaction.org

Calendar of Events for Older American Month: Get Engaged – Express Yourself – Explore New Things – Age Out Loud!

Get Engaged – Express Yourself – Explore New Things

Throughout the month, Elders in Action and our partners will be conducting activities and sharing information in celebration of Older Americans Month.  Check this blog to discover how Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties are helping older adults to Age Out Loud.

  • May 2- Age, Work, Retirement, Meaning with Dr. Ruth Finklestein at 7:30-9:00am at Market Center Building – 1400 SW 4th Ave. – Mt. Rainier Rm #501
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo event at Gresham (8th Street)
  • May 6 – Effective Healthcare Advocacy: Tools to Skillfully Navigate Healthcare Systems by local writer Marcy Houle co-author of The Gift of Caring at Valley Catholic Elementary from 1:00-3:00pm.  RSVP to 503-746-5082
  •  May 7 – Hollywood Senior Center is co-hosting Elliott Cherry’s One Man Show – A Finished Heart–Conversations between a Dying Man and His Husband http://afinishedheart.com/schedule.html
  • May 13 – IRCO Asian Family Center’s gala, “Bridging Communities”! 6:00 PM Crowne Plaza Hotel | 1441 NE 2nd Ave
  • May 17 – O4AD Lobby Day – 8am-2pm – Oregon State Capitol
  •  May 18 – Multnomah County Older American’s Month Resolution
  • May 20 – pancake breakfast at Urban League Multicultural Center
  •  May 20 RAWR! 87th Birthday Party for Friendly House Sat 7 PM · Friendly House · Portland, OR
  •  May 23 – Comedy Hour – at Urban League Multicultural Center
  • May 24 – Power of One – Impact NW Volunteer lunch – (Sentinel Hotel 12 to 1) contact Luiz Burns lburns@impactnw.org or 503-294-7457
  • May 24 – Age-Friendly: Good for Business  5:30-8:00pm  Lagunitas Community Room
    237 Northeast Broadway Street  #Suite 300 Portland, OR 97232  For more details and to sign up  clikc here  http://bit.ly/2pZsK01
  • May 26 – Fashion Show at Urban League Multicultural Center
  • May 27 – Senior Day at Hillsboro Farmers Market  232 NE Lincoln Ave., Suite K
    Hillsboro, OR 97124  8:00am-1:30pm
  • May 30 – Aging Out Loud    In celebration of Older Americans Month at the Beaverton Library an afternoon of storytelling hosted by Master Storyteller Paul Iarrobino and featuring three older adults sharing their accounts of resilience and aging.  May 30, 2017 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.Beaverton City Library Meeting Room A 12375 SW 5th St. Beaverton, OR 97005.  Free admission and refreshments! Canned food donations accepted. RSVP by calling 503-846-3056.

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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