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IOA Research

IOA Research
The Institute on Aging is on the cutting edge of research focused on our globe's aging population, including best practices in housing and long-term care, planning for age-friendly communities, aging services organizational decision making, and work-life issues and family caregiving.

Gerontology Students

Gerontology Students
The Institute on Aging offers cross-disciplinary classes in the growing field of gerontology. Both undergraduate and graduate coursework is available, as well as a service-learning opportunity in Nicaragua each year.

Senior Auditors

Senior Auditors
The Senior Adult Learning Center, run by the Institute on Aging at PSU, offers educational opportunities to Oregon residents age 65+ free of tuition. Our hundreds of senior auditors have enriched their lives with classes in foreign languages, history, art, sociology, and other disciplines.
Dedicated to enhancing understanding of aging and facilitating opportunities for elders, families, and communities to thrive.

The Institute on Aging at Portland State University gathers some of the top researchers and instructors in the field to provide much-needed education and insight into our aging population.  Aging affects all of us throughout the lifespan: our grandparents, our parents, and ultimately ourselves.  As the global population grows older, we must learn to adapt new methods of livability for our communities, our families, and ourselves.

Portland's City Council Approves the Action Plan for Age-Friendly Portland!

 

On October 16, 2013, Portland's City Council approved the Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland.  City Commissioner Nick Fish sponsored the resolution to approve the Plan, and IOA's Director, Margaret Neal, along with Deborah Stein, Principal Planner with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Leslie Foren, Executive Director of Elders in Action, testified on behalf of the Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council, which developed the plan, coordinated by the IOA.  The Action Plan is the culmination of a planning process that began with the IOA's baseline research on Portland's age-friendliness that was conducted as a part of the World Health Organization's Global Age-Friendly Cities project in 2007-07.  Portland was the only U.S. city to participate among the 33 cities in 22 countries (developed and emerging economies) in that project, and Portland became one of the pioneering nine cities originally accepted as members of the WHO's Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities.

 


Please read the plan and see what YOU might be able to contribute toward its implementation!