2018 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

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2nd Annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

May 16 – 18, 2018
Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Pendleton

The Oregon Office of Rural Health believes that rural Oregon communities have the potential to be ideal places to age. This event provides a forum where people can talk about their experiences, learn from one another, and bring forth new ideas.

The 2018 Forum in Numbers

163 providers, administrators, policy makers, and others attended the 2018 Forum:

  • 30% of attendees were health care clinicians (including clinicians in mental health and oral health).
  • 39% were non-clinical professionals employed by entities providing services to seniors
  • 17% classified themselves as “Other” – volunteers, advocates, instructors, and County HHS Directors
  • 9% were policy makers
  • 5% were members of the public interested in aging
Geographically, the stats were:
  • 33% from Eastern Oregon
  • 23% from the Willamette Valley
  • 11% from Central Oregon
  • 5% from the Gorge
  • 4% from the Coast

Continuing Education

The OHSU School of Medicine designated this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits; CE credits were also offered for social workers and professional caregivers.


Wednesday May 16

Thursday, May 17

Friday, May 18