We received notice from Eden Dabbs at the Bureau of Planning and and Sustainability about next week’s Portland Plan Senior Day. It follows. In this round of meetings, the City especially wants to hear from seniors, elders, their friends and families to help shape Portland’s future

“The senior community, family and friends are invited to the Portland Plan Senior Day discussion. The event is co-sponsored by Elders in Action, Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, Native American Youth and Family Center and Hollywood Senior Center. Deborah Stein of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will lead the dialogue, and door prizes, ice cream and beverages will be provided!

Portland Plan Senior Day

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
1:30-3:30 p.m.
NAYA Family Center Cafeteria
5135 N.E. Columbia Boulevard

“The Portland Plan will be the City’s roadmap for the next 25 years, guiding our direction as the city grows and changes. We face some real challenges, and our response to those challenges will create the Portland of 2035 – the city of our children and grandchildren. Developed by the City of Portland and our partner agencies with the help of the entire Portland community, the Portland Plan will address issues like health and safety, transportation and mobility, local food, access to affordable housing, and arts and culture – things Portlanders care about that affect our daily lives.

“Seniors have wisdom and historical knowledge that can help inform the Portland Plan. They have seen what works, what doesn’t and they have ideas for how Portland can be an even better place for generations to come. Many seniors love what Portland has to offer, such as its natural beauty and world-class transportation system. But not everyone in the senior community is happy with Portland all the time. For some, senior-specific health and wellness needs are not adequately addressed. Others have concerns regarding transportation and access for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. This event invites seniors to discuss issues and goals particular to their needs, as well as broader city challenges and opportunities.

“Please join the Portland Plan Team and the senior community partners at this event. For questions about the event please call Eden Dabbs at 503-823-9908, or eden.dabbs@portlandoregon.gov.
For assistance with transportation to the event, please call Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.”

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