Candidate Forum: May 2018 Primary Election (see detailed schedule) @ Friendly House
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


10-11am: City of Portland Candidates

11:30am-12:30pm: Multnomah County Candidates

What is Cultural Appropriation? @ Friendly House
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experiences, and parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own.

Facilitator Surabhi Mahajan will lead us in a conversation to explore cultural appropriation.

Elders in Action Gala @ Melody Ballroom
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Just a Number: Aging & Inter-generational Friendship Conversation @ Southeast Uplift
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join independent scholars Jennifer Sasser and Simeon Drefuss as they lead an open discussion about how we experience aging in community. How do we acknowledge both the universality of aging and the differences we experience?

How do we create meaningful connections with others of different ages and life stages? Bring friends of all ages and backgrounds to engage in this community conversation.


This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust. 

Northwest Pilot Project Walk-a-thon @ Downtown Portland
May 6 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm

WHEN:  Sunday, May 6, 2018

Registration begins at 12:15  **Walk  1 – 2 p.m.**  Pizza and prizes 2-3 p.m.


WHERE:  A 3-block “course” at the South Park Blocks between SW Montgomery and SW College streets.  Look for the big “START” banner. Walk at your own pace around the course as many times as you can in one hour. The average person walks about 10 laps.


WHY:  Raise money for Northwest Pilot Project’s (NWPP) programs and services to help low-income seniors secure housing, transportation and supportive services.  For 49 years, NWPP has helped provide a life of dignity and hope to low-income seniors in Multnomah County, touching the lives of 3,000 people each year. Services include: housing placement assistance, eviction prevention, rent assistance, case management, transportation, hygiene and cleaning supplies and more. Show your support and have fun doing it!


WHO: YOU, your family, friends, coworkers, etc.  Kids, strollers and dogs on-leash are welcome and encouraged!!  Walk on your own or start a team (see below).


START FUNDRAISING!  Secure pledges for your participation in the event. Get your pledge sheet and flyers at NWPP (1430 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland), call (503) 227-5605, or go to www.nwpilotproject.org.   Ask as many people as you can to pledge as much as they can. Please be sure all names have complete and legible addresses.  Bring your pledge sheets to the Registration Tent between 12:15 and 12:45 pm, before the event starts.


NOTE:  You do not have to collect any money from your pledgers. NWPP will send a statement and thank you note after the event to all those who pledge you. Please provide names and addresses of each pledger.  If you have questions, call NWPP at 503-227-5605.




Prizes include hundreds of dollars in gift certificates from major retailers and area restaurants.  All individual walkers who have at least $500 in pledges on their pledge sheet will be eligible to win a new Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!   See our website for more information.  Free Pizza at 2 pm.


TEAM COMPETITION: Organize a team to compete and raise more.  For more information about teams, please call us: (503) 227-5605.


PARKING: On-street parking is free until 1 pm on Sunday.  PSU has three garages (Broadway between SW Harrison & Hall; Broadway between SW Montgomery & Mill; between 12th & 13th on SW Mill), Please note: PSU parking is NO LONGER free.

EIA Volunteer Continuing Education: Dealing with Debt, w/ Legal Aid @ Elders in Action Office
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
SAGETRAINING: Gen Silent @ Friendly House
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Did you know SAGE Metro Portland offers trainings for professionals in the field of aging who want to learn more about LGBT Elder experiences and needs? This open training will inform you on how to make your workplace more inclusive and accessible by understanding the unique positions that LGBT Elders find themselves in. This training will include a film and discussion and is open to all.

EIA Speakers Series: Scam & Fraud Prevention Panel (Open to Public) @ Hollywood Senior Center
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This event is open to the public!

EIA Speaker Series: Blue Zones – Characteristic lifestyles and environments of the world’s longest-lived people (open to public) @ Elders in Action Offices
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age-Friendly Business & Age Smart Employer Awards @ Portland City Hall
Oct 31 all-day

Stay Tuned for more information in May, 2018!