Suggestions Have public transit operators or security guards enforce andor

Suggestions have public transit operators or security

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Suggestions: Have public transit operators or security guards enforce and/or announce “honored citizens” seating arrangements; consider security on light rails trains and enforcing payments for riders outside of “Fareless Square” (the free public transit zone in the central city). Social Participation Educational Activities Age-friendly feature(s): Some colleges and universities offer free classes for those aged 65+ (e.g., the Senior Adult Leaning Center at the Institute on Aging at Portland State University: ) or discounts on degree and non-degree classes for those 62+ (e.g., Portland Community College: tuition-fees/ ); various other non-academic educational opportunities exist in Portland for older adults as well (e.g., OASIS ( ) and Life by Design Northwest, which is a partnership among nine major institutions in Portland to support people contemplating retirement and older adults by providing opportunities for in- depth assessment and life planning, lifelong learning, and civic engagement ( . lifebydesignnw.org/aboutus.php/ ) ). Barrier(s) to age-friendliness: Older adults who are better educated, more secure financially, or who live near educational institutions and facilities use these services most often. Suggestions: Inform all older adults about the many educational opportunities that exist in the city. 10
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Physical Activity Age-friendly feature(s): Portland has many programs and opportunities for older adults to engage in physical activity (e.g., Portland Parks and Recreation; the YMCA, which offers programs for people with Parkinson’s Disease: ) ( also see the Outdoor Spaces section of this report); parks, trails, public spaces, malls, and other areas of the city offer locations for physical activity; existing programs are relatively affordable. Barrier(s) to age-friendliness: Rainy and cold weather for several months of the year can deter some older adults from outdoor physical activity. Suggestions: Encourage physical activity among individuals of all ages, through the funding of additional demonstration programs (e.g., the ABLE program at Terwilliger Plaza: ) and through creating walkable and bikeable communities, as these help to maintain physical well-being as well as facilitate social participation. Engagement in Various Activities Age-friendly feature(s): Neighbors provide support and opportunities for engagement in some communities; there are many cultural opportunities and activities available in Portland neighborhoods; many activities are affordable and located conveniently; adult day services provide caregivers with the opportunity for social interaction and a break from caregiving responsibilities (e.g., Volunteers of America: ); there are many places for dining out in Portland, which can be a positive social experience for older adults and their caregivers as well.
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