Oregon Humanities and Conscious Aging Conversation

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Conscious Aging and Community Connections 
hosts an Oregon Humanities 
Conversation Project
April 8, 2024 2:00PM to 4:00PM Pine Grove Community House, Manzanita

Loneliness and Aging: Making Space for Our Elders
with Pamela Slaughter

Loneliness and isolation are common experiences for older people, especially for those who do not have nearby family members or who are not computer literate.
What do you know about the elders in your life or in your neighborhood?
Are they connected to their families in an enriching way?
Do they belong to a caring community of some kind?
What can you do, or are you currently doing to avoid isolation and loneliness?

This conversation is for older adults and people who live near elders or have older adults in their lives. We’ll explore questions, experiences, and obstacles to showing up for elderly people and to generate ideas for connection.

Facilitator Pamela Slaughter is a lifelong Oregonian with varied interests. She retired from her career as an adult protective service investigator for Multnomah County, where she saw firsthand how devastating loneliness and isolation can be. Pamela is the founder and executive director of People of Color Outdoors, a nonprofit designed to help facilitate the reconnection of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to the outdoors. 
She is the author of the children’s book Hi! My Name is Robin!, published in 2020, which she hopes will encourage families to bird watch together.

The goal of the Conscious Aging and Community Connections Program is to bring people together, to get to know one another at a deeper level and to encourage one another to live our best possible lives. The Conscious Aging and Community Connections Program is held on the second Monday of each month from 2 to 4 PM.
This program is sponsored by Pine Grove Community House which allows us to keep admission at $5 per session. All money received goes directly to Pine Grove.

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