Oregon Office of Rural Health

Not Just Bureaucracy: Oregon’s Office of Aging and People with Disabilities and YOU

April 15, 2021
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Online, register here.

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2021 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

You may not realize it, but the State of Oregon has a variety of programs and supports that can help keep older adults safe, independent, and able to choose how they want to live their lives. This presentation will cover many of the different resources, services and supports available to older adults through government programs, how to advocate successfully, and some of the innovative partnerships happening in rural communities. You might even learn some new acronyms along the way!


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the functions of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRCs) and how they benefit older adults
  • Discuss different long-term care settings and what distinguishes each type of setting
  • Understand how to advocate for passage of bills, how to participate in the rule-making process, and the role of the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS)
  • Explain the role of Adult Protective Services (APS) and when to report suspected or witnessed abuse


  • Ann McQueen, MS, PhD | Community Services and Supports Manager | Aging and People with Disabilities Program | Oregon Department of Human Services

If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., American Sign Language (ASL), closed captions, or a language other than English) to attend or participate in this event, please contact Rose Locklear, locklear@ohsu.edu, no later than 7 business days prior to the webinar. (An accommodation will not be assured if a request is not made in a timely manner.)