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PSU's Institute on Aging presents the Multnomah County Initiative's 2016-17 report to Portland City Council
Author: College of Urban And Public Affairs
Posted: December 15, 2017

On December 13, 2017, faculty from Portland State University's Institute on Aging, along with partners from the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County Initiative, presented the Initiative's 2016-17 report to Portland City Council. The report highlighted accomplishments that included: newly established City of Portland policies that improve the accessibility of Portland's housing and physical environments, the recent launch of the new age-friendly website, the success of the 2017 Aging Well Conference, and many other exciting events, partnerships, and outcomes. Additionally, Mayor Ted Wheeler read a proclamation honoring the 50-year anniversary of the U.S. Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which was coordinated with the Initiative's Age-Friendly Employment and the Economy Committee.

The Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County Initiative is primed for success in 2018 and beyond with continued support from City and County elected officials and staff, the community at large and leadership from PSU faculty members Drs. Margaret Neal and Alan DeLaTorre.