Have you ever pondered... the safety of your mother or father living at home alone...losing your independence once you decide to stop driving...where to get help for health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure or dementia....how to meet new people with similar interest as you. If any of these questions have crossed your mind or you just want more information about living independently during your golden years, please plan to attend the SW Aging in Place Forum.
As a follow-up to the Southwest Hills Residential League Aging in Place Forum, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) has organized a resource fair to provide seniors, their caregivers and children with additional information and resources on topics related to aging in Southwest Portland. The purpose of this forum is to engage seniors, family and caregivers on what is important to them and to provide a general range of resources.
This forum will cover 5 main topics: transportation, housing, nutrition, health care and safety. This event will be comprised of two portions. The first half of the event will be a panel discussion composed of Lynn Schemmer-Valleau, Stay At Home America; Alan DeLaTorre, PSU Institute on Aging; David Hanson, Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services; Cora Potter, Ride Connection; Officer Deanna Wesson, Portland Police; and our moderator will be Joyce DeMonnin, AARP.
Speakers will be given time to present information for seniors to consider from their perspective. The panel will then respond to questions about specific concerns on aging in place and living independently as a senior.
The second portion of the forum consists of a resource fair comprised of several nonprofit organizations and local agencies that serve the aging population. Each organization will be given a table on which they can present information related to the work they do and services they provide. Seniors and other guests will also have the opportunity to sit down at these tables and talk with representatives.
Some organizations will also include activity-based demonstrations. The service organizations that will be available during the breakout information sessions include: Stay at Home American, Loaves and Fishes, SW Crime Prevention, Neighborhood House, Elders in Action, Office of Neighborhood Involvement Disability Program, Ride Connection, Family Caregivers, In Your Home, Store to Door and Immigration and Refugee Community Organization.
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