The world’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate. In Central Oregon, the population of adults over the age of 65 is forecast to grow by 55% from 2016 to 2040. How can we create an age-friendly community?  Think housing, transportation, life-long learning, intergenerational workforce and inclusive social connection.

Who are the older people in our midst?  What roles can our local cities and nonprofits take in facilitating an age friendly region?  What can individuals do to prepare for better aging?  Tune in to learn about growing older better in Central Oregon.


Scott Cooper: Executive Director, NeighborImpact, Redmond and Prineville


  • Susan Rotella: Executive Director, Council on Aging, Bend and all Central Oregon
  • Toni Landis: Sisters Age-Friendly City Initiative, Sisters
  • Heather Salvesen: Fundraiser, Bridge Meadows, Redmond and Bend
  • Betsy Warriner: Founder, Volunteer Central Oregon and nonprofit consultant, Bend
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