Speaker's Bureau Descriptions
Elders in Action Speaker's Bureau program consists of a vibrant group of volunteers who reach out to older adults, civic groups, businesses and other non-profit organizations about the work and services of Elders in Action. Our trained volunteers participated in over 100 presentations/events last year; reaching over 65,000 people.
Volunteers are available to present information about Elders in Action and the various programs we offer in a 30 minute presentation (plus question & answer). If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or are interested in having Elders in Action participate in an upcoming community tabling event, please contact our office at (503) 235-5474 or by email at email@example.com
Elders in Action Speaker's Bureau frequently partners with other organizations on various outreach opportunities. Here are some of our current speaker's bureau presentations:
Mastery of Aging Well SeriesElders in Action is pleased to announce the Mastery of Aging Well - A program for Healthy Living video series produced by Oregon State University in partnership with AARP. Written and narrated by Sharon Johnson, OSU Associate Professor in Family and Community Health, this interactive five part video series explores practical, research-based solutions to many of the problems that you or aging family members may be encountering. The 5 Mastery of Aging Well Modules currently being offered:
- Memory Difficulties: Should I Be Worried?
- Depression in Later Life
- Medication Jeopardy
- Food As Medicine?
- Physical Activity and Exercise in Later Life
Volunteers are available to present information about the Mastery of Aging Well in an hour and half presentation. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact our office at (503)235-5474.
Civic Education Awareness Project (CEAP)The CEAP program shares information and material to older adults in the tri-county area to improve general understanding of the legal system and how to use this information to become more informed consumers. The Civic Education Awareness Topics currently being offered are:
- Be Your Own Advocate: Consumer Protection & Safety
- Before you spend...talk to a friend!
Volunteers are available to present information about the Civic Education Awareness Project in a one hour presentation (includes time for Question & Answer). If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact our office at (503) 235-5474.
Walk Smart Campaign PartnershipWillamette Pedestrian Coalition
The Walk Smart Campaign is aimed at seniors in Multnomah and Washington Counties. Walk Smart classes empower older adults to explore their walking and transit options, to promote walking as a healthy and safe way to get around, and to provide information and resources that encourage walking as a lifestyle choice.
Volunteers are available to present the Walk Smart class in a one hour presentation (includes time for Question & Answer). If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Steph Routh at (503) 223-1597 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride WiseRide Connection
Ride Wise is a collaborative effort between Tri Met, Ride Connection and other organizations to assist older adults and people with disabilities to travel independently. Ride Wise offers many services that provide training and support for all customers to access the bus, light rail and other alternative transportation options. Programs include:
- Consumer Education & Outreach
- One-on-one travel training
- Group Training
- Rider's Clubs at retirement facilities, senior apartments and low-income housing
Trained volunteers are available to come out and make group presentations and to do individual travel training for older adults and people with disabilities. If you are interested in learning more about the Ride Wise program or would like to schedule an event please contact Christina Cooper at (503) 528-1748 or by email at email@example.com