AGE+ believes change and social impact are greater when vulnerable communities have a voice and are no longer invisible. Because of this belief, we are increasing awareness of aging issues at every level across the state. One way we do this is by convening community members and leaders throughout Oregon to engage in meaningful discussions and collaborative work centered around creating opportunities for people of all ages to thrive in their homes and communities of choice.
Some of our advocacy work includes:
Shared Future Oregon
Oregon’s demographic changes require immediate action. These permanent changes signal a greater demand for comprehensive services—but that’s not all. It’s also a profound opportunity as older adults are often untapped assets. We propose a comprehensive collaboration to create a multi-sector plan for living and aging to support all generations. Learn more and pledge your support here.
AGE+ and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Vaccine Uptake Initiative
AGE+ is working in partnership with NCOA to work in 16 rural counties in Oregon with the lowest booster uptake rates among older adults. Older adults continue to be at high risk for major illness and death from COVID-19. We are proud to continue working with our partners to implement an age-friendly outreach approach so that older Oregonians continue to have easy access to correct information and opportunities for vaccination. Let’s remember the lessons learned during the pandemic so that the lives that were lost and broken mean something.
Local Partner Opportunity! Vaccination Uptake Initiative!
AGE+ is looking to partner with local champions and organizations to hold vaccination events. If you represent a senior center, community center, or a community-based organization in the counties of Baker, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union or Wheeler, please contact either Julia Brown at email@example.com or Olivia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.