October 19, 2016
This week, Nick traveled to Chicago to speak at the AARP Livable Communities National Conference.
This was Nick’s first visit to the Windy City. On Tuesday, he visited the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. And, he took an Architectural Boat Tour along the Chicago River, with conference attendees.
On Wednesday, Nick help lead two panels on key issues affecting older adults.
The first session was titled, “Candidate and Voter Engagement: A primer on how to raise the bar and issues”. Nick and Bandana Shrestha of AARP Oregon discussed how to engage the public and candidates on issues and concerns of older adults.
The second session was called “In The Beginning: Portland and New York…Past, Present and Future.” It focused on Portland’s Age-Friendly agenda. Nick was joined by Jerry Cohen, State Director of AARP Oregon, as well as colleagues from New York.
Thanks to AARP Oregon for the invitation to attend the conference. They are great community partners that are helping us make Portland a more livable community for people of all ages and abilities.
Check out photos below of Nick’s Chicago trip!
|Nick with friends from AARP Oregon and Springfield Oregon||Sunset view from the Drake Hotel|
|The Art Institute of Chicago||Random Fish Art|
|Chicago at night||Conference session|