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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Celebrating Age-Friendly Businesses

October 31, 2018

This morning, Nick was honored to speak at the inaugural Age-Friendly Business Awards ceremony.

The award ceremony celebrated public-spirited local businesses who take the extra step to be age-friendly. Congratulations to all of the honorees!

After the ceremony, Council proclaimed October 31st to be Age-Friendly Business Day.

Many of Portland’s local businesses are certified Age-Smart Employers that embrace age-diversity and create workplaces that value equity, inclusiveness, and intergenerational respect.

In 2011, Portland was the first U.S. city to be certified by the World Health Organization as Age-Friendly, and we’re proud to continue to be a global leader in creating communities for people of all ages and abilities.

Special thanks to our community partners, including Portland State University’s Age-Friendly Cities Project, Elders in Action, AARP Oregon, Venture Portland, and to the community leaders who spoke at Council today – including Barbara Bernstein from Elders in Action, Heather Hoell from Venture Portland, Joyce DeMonnin from AARP, and Dr. Margaret Neal from Portland State University.