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 monthly events, a bi-annual yearly conference and other unique networking opportunities.
First of all, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who helped make the Oregon Gerontological Association Summit on September 13, 2013 a success! Drs. Jenny Sasser and Nancy Whitelaw sparked rich and relevant discussions of the challenges facing our aging community. Members and attendees shared their ideas and experiences in both small group discussions and with the group as a whole. The result was a collaborative atmosphere for both students and seasoned professionals who share a passion for shaping a contemporary experience of aging that can lead to improved quality of life and well-being for those of all ages.
As we look forward to 2014, it is important to use the momentum from the Summit to strengthen our organization for its membership. Several questions emerged from the Summit that are still in need of answers: How has our strategic plan (2010 - 2015) remained relevant and have our goals been achieved? We look forward to engaging with you, the OGA members, to ensure long-term success into the future.
Please,Note! Our save the date has Changed!
For our OGA Winter Education and Networking event on Friday
January 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
The Holy Names Heritage Center
17425 Holy Names Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97034
The educational component features Chana Andler, Founder
and Director of Villages NW, a nonprofit that is furthering our regional Village movement and has started the first Village (Eastside) in the Portland Metro Area. After the educational portion of the event,
there will be an opportunity to network over light refreshments. If you are interested in further involvement with OGA (e.g., board member, education event planning, marketing and communications, please contact LeAnne Fettig at email@example.com
The Oregon Gerontological Association