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!


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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