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Aging Initiative


 Coordinating Sponsors: Washington County
Facilitating Sponsors: United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
Initiating Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente
Focused on preparing as a community for the aging of baby boomers, VAN kicked off its Aging Initiative in the Fall of 2011 with a summit, co-convened with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services, Preparing for the Aging Boom in Washington County. Initial information was gathered on current needs and gaps in our service delivery system, as well as opportunities that should be considered (Click here for summit notes).
In 2012, VAN spent time delving even deeper into this issue area. Guided by a Steering Committee, VAN conducted research on trends, demographics, budgets and organizational connections.
On September 21, 2012, VAN hosted a second summit, Preparing for the Aging Boom in Washington County II: Moving into Action! Research results were shared and participants developed recommendations for action.
Please click here for more information about what was presented at the summit, the recommendations that came from the summit and the action plan for moving forward. For more information, contact Glenn Montgomery at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Additional documents from 2012 Summit:

2012 Summit Power Point Presentation (PDF)
Global Budget (PDF)
Social Network Maps (PDF)
2011 Summit Summary Notes (PDF)
2012 Aging Summit Summary Report (PDF)
Future IQ Partners --- Social Network Analysis Information Video
Coming of Age in Aging America Video -- Vital Pictures
Link to Aging Resources

Aging Initiative Steering Committee:

Sherilyn Lombos, City Manager, City of Tualatin
Roy Kim, President/Owner, Central Bethany Development
Jeffrey Hill, Washington County DAVS Division Manager/AAA Director
Elaine Wells, Executive Director, Ride Connection
Jose Rivera, Executive Director, Centro Cultural
Joyce DeMonnin, Outreach Director, AARP Oregon
Mark Stevens, EMS Division Chief, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Cindy Klug, Director Education & Medical Home Development, Providence Medical Group
Karen Shimada, MPH, Public Health & Gerontology


Initiative Consultant Research Team:

Beverly Stein, Bev Stein and Associates, Lead Initiative Consultant
Juliet Fox, Future iQ Partners Vincent DiFabritus, Storywise Research and Design
Betsy Nolan, PSU Graduate Assistant Caroline Zavitkovski, PSU Graduate Assistant

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