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:

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

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 @

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