The Elders in Action Commission, a powerful voice for local seniors since 1968, is a 31 member committee that meets monthly and provides advice, direction and advocacy regarding the issues and needs that affect older adults. As a part of this role, the Commission acts as an advisory body for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, the City of Portland, and Multnomah County officials. The Commission may also consider and advise on topics at the state and national level. Typical activities include writing letters, speaking to public officials, representing the Commission at community meetings, and testifying at public hearings. Volunteers must be residents of Multnomah County and are elected by the Commission to serve a three year term, with a typical monthly commitment of 6-8 hours of service. Periodically, continuing education is provided for Commission members regarding advocacy issues and strategies.
Elders in Action is powered by the experience of more than 150 volunteers, who work to solve problems, tackle important issues and help businesses and communities better serve the older customer. We believe the quality of life should never depend on age and welcome the talent and wisdom that older adults can provide to make communities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties more livable for all.
Mission Statement: To assure a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults.
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