Program

    • exhibitor - Staying Mindful in an Anxious World
      Staying Mindful in an Anxious World Can you imagine making friends with your own confusion and self-doubt?  Learn how to bring stability and clarity to your mind in the midst of constant distraction. Through Mindful Meditation, we can practice being more gentle and patient with ourselves in any situation. With discipline and a soft touch, we can appreciate whatever is happening. Please join Michaela McCormick, from the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, for this experiential mindfulness workshop.

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    • exhibitor - Controlling the Future
      Controlling the Future Who will decide about your medical care in a crisis? Have you told that person what care you would or would not want? Is there someone who can manage your finances if you are traveling or become ill? Who has the legal power to handle things after your death, including taking care of pets, making funeral arrangements, and distributing things you own to family and friends? If you need long-term care, who will provide those services, and how will they be paid? Join attorney Penny Davis of The Elder Law Firm to learn about using advance directives and other documents to give you more control over

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    • exhibitor - Resources and Advocates for Housing Options Panel
      Resources and Advocates for Housing Options Panel Living independently can be a challenge as you age.  Do you want to stay in your home or apartment but need some help, either financial or with household chores?  Are you ready to apply for affordable housing but don’t know where to start? Are health issues making it difficult to stay in your home? Join our us for a facilitated panel of community resources to consider your options.   The Panelists Pauline Burkey, Metro HomeShare

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    • exhibitor - Mindfulness Skills for Stress Reduction
      Mindfulness Skills for Stress Reduction Lots of folks experience stress and anxiety— yikes! While we can sometimes control our circumstances, at other times we need to gain control over our state of mind. This workshop will teach three mindfulness skills you can practice to calm anxious thoughts and find a sense of ease and acceptance in the present moment. Presented by Sasha Strong, M.A., (they/them) of Brilliancy Counseling and QueerPDX.

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    • exhibitor - Staying Healthy and on Your Feet: Fall Prevention
      Staying Healthy and on Your Feet: Fall Prevention   Learn which factors are in your control and how to evaluate your needs, risks and what to do now for prevention.

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    • exhibitor - Breaking the Silence (Film)
      Breaking the Silence (Film) Breaking the Silence," a documentary featuring the stories of some of Oregon's LGBTQ service members and veterans. This groundbreaking film explores the lives of five Oregon veterans, who not only served their country honorably, but were forced to serve in silence and at great risk to themselves, their careers and their families. Nathaniel Boehme (he/him/his) has extensive experience working with veterans and servicemembers and their families in crisis since 2012. He has managed and developed programs and provided direct

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    • exhibitor - Living while Dying (film)
      Living while Dying (film) Join filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin on a journey to discover how to comes to terms with mortality. In a world that sees death as something to vanquish, the 45-minute documentary Living While Dying presents an alternative: people living with terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity and acceptance. Though the subject is difficult, the film is surprisingly uplifting.

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    • exhibitor - New Identities and Language
      New Identities and Language What does "non-binary" really mean and how can we support non-binary members of our community?  And what’s the deal with pronouns? This workshop will explore the different ways people inhabit non-binary gender identities. It will discuss the traditional construction of a binary gender system and how some are living outside that system. I will present a variety of ways to support and engage with non-binary members in the community, including using pronouns appropriately. There will be plenty of time throughout the present

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    • exhibitor - Navigating Trans Healthcare
      Navigating Trans Healthcare Understand the background on accessing healthcare as a transgender in the past to current. Share the experience of transitioning early in life versus as an older adult. Learn how to advocate for yourself and engage with clinical providers in which most have not served a trans elder (or did not know they were serving one). Explore how clinicians can engage with a trans patient and the correct language to use, how to gain their trust to better s

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    • exhibitor - Tax with Jax
      Tax with Jax Description coming soon!

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    • exhibitor - Dating in 2018
      Dating in 2018 Description coming soon!

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    • exhibitor - Emergency Preparedness
      Emergency Preparedness In this session, you will learn what it takes to be prepared for an emergency tomorrow by planning and preparing today. All of our needs are  unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies by evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, so you and your loved ones can be better prepared.

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    • exhibitor - Mindfulness and Skills for Stress Reduction
      Mindfulness and Skills for Stress Reduction Lots of folks experience stress and anxiety— yikes! While we can sometimes control our circumstances, other times we need to gain control over our state of mind. This workshop will teach three mindfulness skills you can practice to calm anxious thoughts and find a sense of ease and acceptance in the present moment. Presented by Sasha Strong, M.A., (they/them) of Brilliancy Counseling and QueerPDX.

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