OGA Roundtable Discussions on Aging

Monday, March 2nd - Portland State University

Please come join the Oregon Gerontological Association on Monday, March 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Portland State University for a networking and educational event       (Urban Center, 506 SW Mill St, 2nd Floor, Parson's Gallery). We will have rotating roundtable discussions addressing provocative questions and timely issues related to our work in the field of aging. The topics will be decided upon at the beginning of the event by suggestions made and chosen by board members, professionals, students (i.e., those in attendance). And, of course, there will be time for socializing and conviviality!

The event is free and coffee will be provided to help stimulate discussion. Please sign up under the "calendar of events/register here!" tab. 

Save the Date: May 1, 2015

The Oregon Gerontological Association is hosting its annual conference

on May 1st, 2015. The focus will be on environments and aging and we 

would like to ask members and interested parties to please save the date. 

Additional information will be made available in the near future. 

We hope that 2015 will be a great year for the aging network in Oregon 

and beyond!


Please Join OGA and Marylhurst University's Gerontology Program On December 12, 2014 3:00 - 5:00pm For A Presentation By: Susan Kocen

Marginality and Aging: Creating a Senior Program for the LGBT Community in Portland, Oregon

  • What might the aging journey look like in 21st century Portland for LGBTQ seniors facing the new stigma of old age and the invisibility created by ageism?
  • How does community play a central role in this journey?

Susan has worked in the fields of Mental Health and Wellness for more than a decade and received her MA from Marylhurst University in 2012 in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Gerontology. She now serves as the coordinator for the Q Center’s Senior Community Program, known as *eRa* (encouraging Respect for aging).  

OGA’s quarterly educational event will take place in Marylhurst University’s Flavia Salon from 3:00-5:00pm. Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided.


           Non-members: $10.00             OGA members: $7.00

                                 Students/Ages 65+: $5.00   

For information about the Oregon Gerontological Association, contact Leanne Fettig: office@oregongero.org

For information about Marylhurst University’s Gerontology Program, contact Dr. Jennifer Sasser: sasser@marylhurst.edu

Our Mission

Our mission is to convene forums for current research and to provide tangible tools for professionals working in the interdisciplinary fields of gerontology, as well as for individuals interested in the topic of aging in our community.  We do this through providing our members quarterly events, a bi-annual yearly conference and other unique networking opportunities.

Those of you that are interested in further involvement with OGA (e.g., board member, educational events, marketing and communications) contact LeAnne @ lfettig@pdx.edu

 The Oregon Gerontological Association

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