Age Friendly Lake Oswego Training

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

Help Make Lake Oswego Age-Friendly - Join Elders in Action’s volunteer evaluation team!

Perform an important service by helping willing businesses understand the needs of older customers.

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center has partnered with Elders in Action to help create an "Age Friendly Lake Oswego."

For over 20 years, Elders in Action has been providing feedback to businesses in the community on how to best engage with older adults. Through a unique program, volunteers are trained to evaluate businesses and give feedback and recommendations. Last fall 22 volunteers and 5 businesses participated in a daylong event. With 10,000 people a day (in the US) turning 65, businesses’ understanding how aging may change how we engage is more important than ever. Are signs clear, menus readable, flooring safe, staff trained in communication skills – all these are factors in being Age-Friendly.

Reservations Required. If you would like feedback on your business or if you would like to become a volunteer evaluator, contact Mark Noonan at mark@eldersinaction.or or 503-235-5474 about this year’s program.

Volunteer training and business evaluations will occur on October 9.

A debrief to go over the experience and results will take place on October 16.