Thrive East PDX
Live Well Café
Living & Aging Well in Our Neighborhoods
Living & Aging Well In Our Neighborhoods
THRIVE East PDX is a new initiative of EPRC that works to build thriving neighborhoods with innovation and new opportunities to improve preparedness and resilience for families and residents of East Portland. We promote economic development that leads to family-wage jobs and broad economic and structural improvements aimed at wealth creation and social justice for residents.
Live Well Café is focused on bringing together community members, people 50+ and people with disabilities in social interaction to experience each other and work toward common solutions that create accessible places in the neighborhoods. We will engage residents in discussions leading to planning for neighborhood improvements that are more age friendly and that feel welcoming to all residents. The Live Well Café Pop-up events are planned for neighborhoods in East Portland.
Each monthly discussion will be conducted in person, in accessible community spaces. Some sessions will be hybrid to provide greater access and participation from the community.
The discussions will focus on what agency we have as individuals over personal safety, wellness and creating resilience for ourselves.
Discussions will consider questions such as:
What is required from the community to increase the ability to shelter in place, be prepared and resilient in emergencies?
How can we develop mutual aid within neighborhoods?
Next upcoming event
Stay tuned for the next upcoming event!
Thrive East PDX and our coalition partners are incredibly proud that AARP selected us for this investment to make East Portland neighborhoods more livable for residents of all ages.
Through this grant the Live Well Café project will engage residents aged 50+ and those with disabilities, in community discussions to learn about resilience and build social connections to improve age-friendly experiences in East Portland neighborhoods. This project is funded through the AARP Community Challenge, a Flagship grant. It is conducted in partnership with Historic Parkrose and the Centennial Community Association. We thank Alan DeLaTorre, PhD, Age-Friendly City program consultant for supporting and advising on the project.