Did you miss the November 16th Oregon Health Forum session: Breaking Ground: Building a Framework to Age Well in Oregon?
Click here to view the third session in a three-part series focused on a new vision for successful and equitable aging for all Oregonians.
Significant demographic shifts are occurring throughout the nation that reflect a permanent change to the American age structure. According to the state’s Office of Economic Analysis, the number of Oregonians age 65+ will swell to over 1 million by 2030, with seniors comprising 21 percent of the population. This growth and extended lifespans have implications for policy and budgeting, and create dynamics that pose fundamental risks to societal stability. In response, a handful of forward-thinking states have already implemented comprehensive plans for aging that involve the public, private, nonprofit and independent sectors. While their approaches may be different, the universal goal is to align systems across sectors with state and local policy, programs and funding sources that make it possible for everyone to age well in the community. Oregon has no such plan. Our panel of experts will examine aging trends and challenges, and outline collaborative steps that individuals, businesses, advocacy groups and policymakers can take to advance system changes that will better meet the needs, values and preferences of older adults and their families in the years ahead. This is the third in a three-part series focused on a new vision for successful and equitable aging for all Oregonians.
AGE+ is a proud sponsor and moderator for this Oregon Health Forum event.