This report explores how the aging population—including native Oregonians and senior adults moving to the state—represent an asset to Oregon. Aging in America has often been viewed from a perspective of deficit and decline. We wholeheartedly challenge this perspective. This report identifies how older adults can play vital roles in the workforce, entrepreneurship and innovation, and supporting community revitalization through volunteering of time and talent.
Percy, Stephen; Ramaley, Judith A.; Tapogna, John; Neal, Margaret B.; Bloom, Jay; and Reece, Alexandra, "Building a State for All Ages: Tapping the Potential of Older Oregonians" (2016). Institute on Aging Publications. 22.