Event Invite: Impact of Portland’s Changing Demographic

Invitation: Age-Friendly Greater Portland Presentation

Date: Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 8

Place: Metro Regional Center, Council chamber

Event Flyer: Age-Friendly Brownbag 8-8-12

The average age of Portland-area residents is increasing. Is the region ready for this changing demographic? How will the new demographic affect housing, transportation and other spaces for people of all ages?

Join event host Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick for a presentation by Margaret Neal, director of PSU’s Institute on Aging, and Alan DeLaTorre, project manager for the Global Age-Friendly Cities project, and learn about the region’s history of and context for planning for an aging society.

Matt Wickstrom, district planner of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will speak about how Portland is incorporating age-friendly strategies.

Learn from students in PSU’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program how their findings from a recently completed vision for an age-friendly Portland and subsequent policy recommendations might apply to the larger region.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

This event is free of charge.

For more information, contact Mike Hoglund at mike.hoglund@oregonmetro.gov