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OGA 2016 Annual Conference

  • Fri, September 30, 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • OMEF/OMA Event Center (11740 SW 68th Pkwy #100, Portland, OR 97223)


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2016 OGA Conference

OGA encourages your participation in our 2016 annual conference which will feature the theme: Disrupt Aging.

Date:  September 30, 2016

Location:  OMEF Event Center, 11740 SW 68 Parkway, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97223


8:00–9:00 am

Doors open, registration

9:00–9:25 am

Breakfast, Networking & Exhibits

9:25–9:30 am

Welcome, logistics, thank you to sponsors (Janice McGuire)

9:30–10:00 am

Keynote presentation: “Disrupting Aging: Moving Toward a Better Portland and Oregon” (Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer and Mayor-elect, City of Portland)

Break: 15 minutes

Networking & Exhibits

10:15–11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions 1

Track A: Aging, the Arts and Culture

“Expressing our Aliveness: Creative Engagement for Older Adults” (Amy Henderson & Candyce Scott, Geezer Gallery)

Track C: Equity and Aging

“SHARP: A Community Memory Approach to Increase Physical Activity and Social Engagement” (Raina Croff & Tiffany Kirkpatrick, OHSU; PreSERVE Coalition)

Break: 15 minutes

Networking & Exhibits

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Concurrent sessions 2

Track A: Aging, the Arts and Culture

“Oregon Symphony's musicNOW Program: Music Therapy-informed Sessions for Seniors and their Care-partners Living with Dementia” (Monica Hayes, Oregon Symphony, Maggie Johnson & Greta Arell, Earthtones Music Therapy Services, and Sarah Holland, Alzheimer's Association of Oregon)

Track B: Technology and Aging

“Gerontech for Elder Empowerment and Sensible Disruption” (Claude Goodman, CareWheels)

12:30–1:30 pm

Lunch (last 30 minutes - presentation & announcements)

1:00–1:15 pm


Lunch presentation – “#DisruptAging and the 4 Freedoms of Aging: Things my Parents Taught Me” (Jerry Cohen, AARP Oregon)

Lunch announcement: Update on OGA Activities and Plans


Concurrent Sessions 3

Track A: Aging, the Arts and Culture

“The Wonderful World of Senior Theatre” (Bonnie Vorenborg, Senior Theatre Resource Center)

Track B: Technology and Aging

“Disrupting Aging and Dementia through Technology and Research” (Nicole Sharma, Oregon Center for Aging and Technology). 

Break: 15 minutes

Networking & Exhibits

2:45–3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions 4

Track A: Aging, the Arts and Culture

 “Age as an Asset: Partnering with the community to make art museums more age-friendly” (Mike Murawski & Sarah Lampen, Portland Art Museum)

Track C: Equity and Aging

 “Aging, Equity and Age-friendly: How the Portland Region is Preparing for Population Aging” (Alan DeLaTorre & Margaret B. Neal, PSU, Institute on Aging)

3:45–4:00 pm

Closing Remarks – Incoming OGA President, Walt Dawson 

Registration Fees:  

OGA Members:   $60

Non-Members:    $90  

OGA Students/Honored Citizens 65+:   $30  

Fees include continental breakfast and lunch


Our keynote speaker will be Oregon State Treasurer and Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler. When Mayor-elect Wheeler takes office in Portland in 2017 he has identified "making Portland friendly to all ages" as a priority. Treasurer Wheeler will discuss how he has disrupted the status quo of aging during his time serving the County and State and ideas for his next steps in Portland.

The OGA conference will feature concurrent sessions covering the following three sub-themes:

A.  Aging, the arts and culture

B.  Technology and aging

C.  Equity and aging

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