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Building a State for All Ages: Tapping the Potential of Older Oregonians
Institute on Aging Publications
  • Stephen Percy, Portland State University
  • Judith A. Ramaley, Portland State University
  • John Tapogna, ECONorthwest
  • Margaret B. Neal, Portland State University
  • Jay Bloom
  • Alexandra Reece, ECONorthwest
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Subjects
  • Older people -- Oregon,
  • Aging,
  • Older people -- Employment -- Oregon
Abstract
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.
Description

The paper is a collaboration between ECONorthwest and Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17993
Citation Information
Stephen Percy, Judith A. Ramaley, John Tapogna, Margaret B. Neal, et al.. "Building a State for All Ages: Tapping the Potential of Older Oregonians" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margaret_neal/39/