Advocacy & Leadership


JFRF believes change and social impact are greater when communities coalesce around issues of miguels-photos-4-13-05-112-e1478125139713importance to them. Our role is to help increase awareness of aging issues at every level. We do that by engaging local communities in conversations about aging, supporting their engagement and facilitating the development of coalitions of organizations to work on community priorities related to aging.

An example of our advocacy work is in our partnerships with organizations in Oregon such as CareOregon to improve the ability of caregivers to provide greater quality care to older adults, and the Oregon Purple Ribbon Commission to ensure consumer values of autonomy and independence are respected in programs for older adults. Another example of our advocacy work is in our support of the Nicaraguan Aging Advisory Council which acts to identify and prioritize goals related to aging issues in Nicaragua 

Read Our Briefing Papers! 

JFRF has been working hard to share the facts about aging in Oregon and the U.S. We have 4 briefing papers to inform people about how our country’s age structure is changing and what that means for everyone.

Oregonians Living Longer and Better

Oregonians are living longer, but this “longevity bonus” may come at a cost.

Housing Challenges for Older Oregonians

Increasing numbers of older adults in Oregon are “housing challenged.”

Oregon's New Age Structure

The changing age structure of Oregon is more than just a passing wave.

The Financial Security of Older Oregonians

Converging trends are threatening financial security for older adults.