Rain Ready Your Home And Community @ Clackamas United Church of Christ
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How can we avoid or reduce flooding in our homes, businesses and neighborhoods? Join your neighbors and Maria Cahill from Green Girl LDS to discuss how we can better manage stormwater in our communities.

2017 Aging Well Conference: Toward Resilience @ Buckley Center, University of Portland
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SPIN Meeting @ Mt. Hood Adult Day Center
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’re invited… Free CEU’s!

SPIN Meeting

SPIN is the Portland area’s premier monthly education and networking meeting for professional providers of housing, products, and services for seniors and their families.

Topic: The Golden Years: Unique Risk Factors For Problem Gambling For Older Adults

Nirmala will review the risk factors of the senior population and discuss signs and symptoms of gambling. She will also share resources to assist our older population including tips on how to discuss the effects of gambling with older adults.


Speaker: Nirmala Dhar, LCSW

 Older Adult Services Coordinator

Health Systems Division of the State of Oregon


Macular Degeneration & Vision Expo @ Doubletree-Lloyd Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Senior Resource Fair @ Midland Library
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
City of Portland Disability Program & Office of Equity and Human Rights present a lunch & learn panel discussion: Disability & Employment Accommodations, Access, and the ADA @ Commonwealth Building, Steele Room, 5th Floor
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please bring your lunch!

Happy Disability Employment Month! Celebrate by attending this panel discussion with Portland community members and City staff with disabilities as they share tips for getting accommodation needs met, what employers need to know to be welcoming, and more.

Have questions or need accommodations to be part of this event?

Call Joanne at (503) 823-9970 or email joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov

Get Ready for the 2018 State Legislative Session! Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and Community Forum with Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Commissioner Amanda Fritz @ IRCO - Community Center
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get Ready for the 2018 State Legislative Session!  Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and  Community Forum with Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Commissioner Amanda Fritz @ IRCO - Community Center  | Portland | Oregon | United States

Get Ready for the 2018 State Legislative Session!

 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and Community Forum with Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Commissioner Amanda Fritz

When: Monday, October 30th, 2017   6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: IRCO – Community Center

10301 NE Glisan St. Portland

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel:  6:00 PM – 7:25 PM

This “Advocacy 101” event will provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming 2018 state legislative session. A panel of elected officials and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level.


  • Elizabeth Edwards, Interim Director, Office of Government Relations


  • Representative Janelle Bynum (House District 51)
  • Mary Moller, Executive Appointments Director, Office of Governor Brown
  • Vivian Satterfield, Deputy Director, OPAL
  • Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (Senate District 17)

Information you will gain from the panel:

  • How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
  • Strategies for mobilizing your base of membership or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
  • Lobbying do’s and don’ts

Legislative Agenda Community Forum: 7:25 PM – 8:30 PM

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Commissioner Amanda Fritz invite you to participate in a Community Forum to give your input into the City’s state legislative agenda.

  • What are the issues your community is facing?  What issues would you like to see advanced by the legislature?
  • Group exercise to identify community and neighborhood priorities.

For more information or to address accessibility needs:

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance

with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us by Monday, October 23rd if you need assistance.

PHONE: (503) 823-3093

EMAIL: marco.mejia@portlandoregon.gov

TTY: (503) 823-6868

Oregon Relay Service at 711


The event is located on the #15 – Belmont/NW 23rd and #25 – Glisan/Rockwood bus lines and a few blocks from the MAX Blue line (NE 102nd and Burnside) www.trimet.org

 Questions about specific legislative items? How to reach the Mayor and City Commissioners?

If you have questions about specific legislative issues please contact City Council offices using this link, which has contact information for City Council offices (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on left side of page): http://www.portlandoregon.gov

Co-Sponsored by:

Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Government Relations

Continuing Education Workshop: Subsidized Housing 101 or cross-cultural communication and working with an interpreter @ TBD
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Subsidized Housing 101 or cross-cultural communication and working with an interpreter

Milwaukie Housing and Senior Services Fair
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flood Information Event with The Wetlands Conservancy and Clackamas County @ Milwaukie Center
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you prepared for flooding? Learn how you can take steps to protect your home and family. Experts from local and federal agencies will be in attendance.

Elders in Action’s 20th Birthday Bash @ Lagunitas Community Room
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Elders in Action as we celebrate our 20th Birthday!

Games, beer, wine, food, and more.

Join a community of individuals who strive to make being an older adult in our region a healthy, meaningful & fun experience.

Honor over 20 years of advocacy for older adults, meaningful volunteerism, and learn more about how Elders in Action is meeting the current needs of diverse older adult populations.

*This is a celebration, through and through, but if you would like help Elders in Action with its Birthday Wish List, see the following registry link, or contact Helen Gundlach at helen@eldersinaction.org.

Continuing Education Workshop: Elder Abuse Awareness @ TBD
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to recognize it & what steps to take.

Continuing Education Workshop: Active listening, person-centered, motivational interviewing @ TBD
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
EIA Speaker Series: POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) & Advanced Directives @ TBD
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Continuing Education Workshop: Mental Health First Aid @ TBD
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Continuing Education Workshop: Communication with people from other cultures and working with an interpreter @ TBD
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elders in Action Gala @ Melody Ballroom
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EIA Speaker Series: Hospice & Palliative Care @ TBD
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
EIA Speaker Series: Blue Zones – Characteristic lifestyles and environments of the world’s longest-lived people @ TBD
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm