Read Our Whitepapers!
JFRF has been working hard to share the facts about aging in Oregon and the U.S. We have 4 whitepapers to inform people about how our country’s age structure is changing and what that means for everyone.
The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation empowers communities, in resource constrained areas, to provide multi-generational support for underserved older adults.
JFRF empowers by:
- Building civic infrastructure
- Identifying, strengthening and deploying community assets.
- Using a multi-generational, sustainable network of resources.
We succeed in achieving our mission by investing in long-term partnerships to build capacity in local communities in Oregon and beyond. We listen and seek to understand the needs within communities, then promote the development of effective, culturally sensitive, and sustainable solutions by utilizing available resources. We strive to work with communities to strengthen human assets and organizational processes so that both can support collective community priorities.
Resolution 45/106, passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14th 1990, declared October 1st to be the International Day of Older Persons. The theme for 2019 is “The Journey to Age Equality.” According to the UN, this theme aims to: Draw attention to...
Click here to read more about the woman who began running at age 100 and just competed in the National Senior Games in Albuquerque this week!
JFRF changes the world! By helping abandoned seniors in vulnerable regions, we bring light, hope and fresh thinking to a growing issue. Three cheers to Keren Brown Wilson – she introduced our nation to assisted living and now she’s assisting seniors living in poverty around the globe.
Gary Withers, Board Member
I am involved with JFRF because you can directly see the impact of its work. In a poor country like Nicaragua, where there are little to no government resources for impoverished and abandoned elders, JFRF’s support and engagement make a huge difference.
Joanne Handy, Board Member
To return to the hogar in Jinotepe and to see the change in the expressions of the same residents I had seen with forlorn dejection 3 years prior, to smiling happiness resulting from the improvements in their lives, one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Choked me up? You bet! Was it worth the investment of volunteer time and talent and treasure? It was and continues to be.
Tony Leineweber, Board Member