Title

Ecological Approaches to an Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County

Published In

Journal of Housing For the Elderly

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Researchers at Portland State University's Institute on Aging (IOA) conducted Portland's age-friendly baseline assessment as part of the original 2006–2007 World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities Project. This article describes the ongoing Portland and Multnomah County age-friendly initiatives, using Menec et al.'s (2011 Menec, V. H., Means, R., Keating, N., Parkhurst, G., & Eales, J. (2011). Conceptualizing age-friendly communities. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30(3), 479–493. [Crossref], [PubMed], [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar] ) ecological framework to highlight the interplay between people and environments (i.e., physical, social, and service environments). An overview is provided of Portland's age-friendly community-based research, the evolution and role of the Advisory Council, as well as recent housing policies that have been developed through university-community partnerships.

DOI

10.1080/02763893.2017.1309931

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