Press Release: Registration Is Live For The Oregon Office Of Rural Health’s 4th Annual Forum On Aging In Rural Oregon!

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The Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon is the only event in Oregon focused on aging in rural and frontier communities, and it has a loyal following of health care and social service providers from all parts of the state. The event provides a forum where attendees can share and learn about practical community-based solutions to challenges affecting rural and frontier community members. Please visit the Forum on Aging webpage to see the full agenda, event details, and to register!

Registration

The full two-and-a-half-day Forum is $225 per person; the Pre-Forum half day workshop as a standalone is $25; and discounts for Forum registration are available for students and community elders on a fixed income.

Forum Session Highlights

  • Creating Stronger Supports for Oregon’s Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Population
  • Using the Village to Village Model to Provide Volunteers for Elders and People with Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ Older and Aging Adult Cultural Competency 101—Tools to Improve Patient Communication, Care and Outcomes
  • Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Frontier Oregon
  • Companioning the Dying: Spiritual Resources for Those Who are Dying and Their Companions and Caregivers, Drawing on Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist Practices
  • ‘Cool Aid’ for A&A: Understanding Aid and Attendance/Housebound Rates and Other Commonly Misunderstood VA Benefits
  • Trauma Informed Approach to Care for Older Adults

Pre-Forum Workshop

This half day workshop prefaces the Forum and can be attended as a standalone, but it is also included with regular Forum registration. This workshop was created with the long-term care providers in mind and will delve into:

  • Changing Perspectives: A Strength-Based Approach to Planning Activities
  • Assistive Technology
  • Vicarious Trauma & the Long-Term Care Provider: How to Support Mental Wellness in the Care Provider

Please contact Laura Potter | [email protected] | 503-494-5244 with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

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