OGA's 2023 Virtual Annual Conference

Register Here for "Exploring the Concept of Home as We Age" 

Older adults want a robust selection of housing options. It will take the public, private and non-profit sectors working together to create housing options for people of all income ranges, urban as well as rural, and needing varying degrees of care.

“Exploring the Concept of Home As We Age” will include discussions of innovative housing options, including affordable housing options, aging in place versus community living, tips and tools for planning ahead, and more. The conference will broaden our understanding of the latest information that will help you as a professional in aging services, as a family caregiver, or as a consumer. 


Friday, October 6th from 9:30 am - 12 pm 
Home Sweet Home: Meanings and Options Across the Life Course

  • Exploring the Experience of Home - Ann McQueen, PhD (OGA Board Member and Incoming President) 
  • Overview of Senior Housing Options - Jenn Buman, MBA, CPRS (Owner, Portland Senior Housing) 
  • Valuing Older Adults by Creating Housing Options: Real-World Insights from Collaborative Research - Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDiv (Research Scholar, The Hastings Center) 
  • Housing and its Role in Making an Age-Friendly CommunityRodney Harrell, PhD (Vice President of Family, Home and Community, AARP national)

Friday, October 13th from 9:30 am - 12 pm
Innovative and Practical Approaches for Aging in Place

  • Hospital at Home Programs and Equity - Ab Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, FPCN (Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing and Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University) 
  • CAPABLE: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Aging in Place -Amanda Goodenow, MS, OTR/L (Strategic Partnership Coordinator at the CAPABLE National Center) 
  • Resources for Aging in Place at Home - Jeff Wiberg (CEO, Family Resource Home Care; Board President of the Home Care Association of America) 

Friday, October 20th from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Inspired Oregon Housing Solutions: Developing Housing for Equity and Inclusion in Later Life

  • Challenges and Choices in Housing Chronically Homeless Older Adults: Findings from Northwest Pilot Project's Permanent Supportive Housing Program - Laura Golino de Lovato, MLIS (Executive Director, Northwest Pilot Project) 
  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial Solutions for Non-Subsidized Housing - Keren Brown Wilson, PhD (Founder, AGE+ and the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation)
  • Intentional Affordable Intergenerational Housing Options: Creating Community with EngAGE - Tim Carpenter (CEO and Founder, EngAGE)

Friday, October 27th from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Making Proactive and Informed Decisions About Place as We Age 

  • What it Takes to Take Action - Mindset, Money and Health - Rachel Hemmingson, Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Licensed Oregon Realtor (Property Group NW) 
  • Help with Staying Home or Getting to the Next Home -Jackie Haddon, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Licensed Oregon/WA Realtor (Jackie Haddon Homes) 
  • Help with the Personal "Stuff" to Get Un-Stuck - Kimberly Steele, MBA, Senior Move Manager and Organizer (Founder, Changing Places, LLC) 

Continuing Education Credit 

Each session has been approved for 2 CE credits (NASW Oregon Chapter), AFH training credits, and DHS Administrator credits - that's a total of 8 CE credits if you attend the entire series. There will be a $10 fee per session for NASW credits. Regular Certificates of Attendance can also be issued.

To receive a certificate, attendees must attend the session(s) for their entire length and complete a post-session evaluation survey.


Early-Bird Special (Until September 1st) - Register Now! 


  • $40 per session
  • $150 for all 4 sessions

OGA Members (Professional/ Organizational):

  • $25 per session
  • $75 for all 4 sessions

OGA Members (Student/ Senior) & Registrants with Limited Financial Means:

  • $15 per session
  • $40 for all 4 sessions

Regular Prices (After September 1st) 


  • $50 per session
  • $175 for all 4 sessions

OGA Members (Professional/ Organizational):

  • $30 per session
  • $100 for all 4 sessions

OGA Members (Student/ Senior) & Registrants with Limited Financial Means:

  • $20 per session
  • $45 for all 4 sessions

Becoming a member will pay off immediately - please visit our membership page for current member rates and do the math!

If you cannot afford attending at all, please email us to learn about scholarship opportunities.


Are you or your organization interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? For more information, including sponsorship levels and benefits, please view our Sponsor Information Sheet (PDF). To become a sponsor, please complete the online Sponsor Agreement Form. If you have any questions, please contact us ([email protected]). 

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