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Elders in Action

Elders in Action volunteers work to solve problems, tackle important issues and help communities better serve older adults . We believe the quality of life should never depend on age and work to make communities more livable in the Portland metro area,

Nonprofit Type: Seniors

Contact Information

principal contact:Mark Noonan
email:[email protected]
Main Line 503235-5474
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To assure a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults.


Quality of life should never depend on age.


What We Do:

Personal Advocate Services has trained volunteers to help older adults and link individuals to community resources. They focus in the area of housing, healthcare, crime, and elder abuse. Personal Advocate volunteers assist seniors in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.

Speakers Bureau provides a variety of informational workshops to seniors. Topics include: "Scams, Fraud, and other Bad Stuff," plus Aging Awareness, Civic Engagement, Livable Cities and Transportation options for seniors.

The Commission is a 31-member panel that advises local officials on programs and policies for older adults. "When the Commission speaks, government acts!" The Commission advises Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, Multnomah County, and the City of Portland on the concerns and needs of older adults in our community. With strong advocacy, this dynamic group has shaped the aging policy on all levels.

Elder Friendly Business Evaluators- The elder population represents a large and growing consumer group. By the year 2010, one in three Americans will be over age 50. Implications for business are clear: Improved access to older consumers and knowledge of their needs are important to be competitive in the business arena. As a trained Elder Friendly Business evaluator, you will be sent "undercover" to evaluate a business. Once you complete your evaluation, your score will be combined with others to determine if the business meets Elder Friendly standards.