UPDATE: As of Thursday, Feb. 7, this event has been postponed due to inclement weather. This story will be updated when the event is rescheduled.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, aging experts and community organizations will come together at East Portland Community Center for the second County-sponsored Senior Resource Fair. The event, featuring presentations and discussions on healthy aging and resiliency, is free and open to the public. Spanish-language interpretation services are available.
“With people living longer than ever, we all need to be thinking about thriving in older adulthood,” Commissioner Vega Pederson said. “With help from our community partners, we’re bringing tons of knowledge on aging and resiliency to one place for everyone.”
The theme for this month’s resource fair is “Resiliency and Aging.” In partnership with local community organizations, the event will cover:
Thriving as an older adult
Local services and programs for older adults
The event also will feature an hour-long panel discussion at noon moderated by Commissioner Vega Pederson and featuring experts from Multnomah County Aging, Disability, & Veterans Services, Multnomah County Emergency Management, and Elders in Action. The discussion will cover resiliency, preparedness, and aging well. Lunch will be provided.
“We want to show people that older adulthood can be some of our greatest years,” Commissioner Vega Pederson said. “People who attend this event are going to get a wealth of information and strategies that will help them make the most of this great chapter in life.”
For questions, contact Commissioner Vega Pederson’s office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-988-5217.
Senior Resource Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunchtime panel discussion: noon to 1 p.m.
Location: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave.