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Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E)

Contact Information
Lynda Crandall


Launched at the July 2005 Pioneer Network Institute in Portland, OR.

Organizational Structure
The organizational structure is comprised of three committees:

1. Steering
2. Education
3. Communication

  1. Over the past 10 year MOVE has received several grants for projects from a local foundation, CMP funds and most recently from the state DHS Quality Fund.
  2. Registration fees for education programs (three half day programs and one full day program each year)
  3. Sponsorship funding for education programs
  4. In-kind contributions from providers and venues

2014 Accomplishments

  • Steering, Education and Communication Committees held regular meetings; added new members to the Steering Committee
  • Changed process of working committees to support greater committee autonomy vis a vis the Steering Committee
  • Continued the Supporter Program as a method of donation and opening opportunity for broader participation/involvement
  • MOVE holds a seat on the state-wide Long Term Care Quality Steering Committee
  • Participated in age-friendly city activities in Portland
  • Representative of MOVE gave a presentation on culture change at the statewide annual gerontology conference at Oregon State University
  • Representative of MOVE participated on Portland State University work group focused on mental health and elders
  • Held 3 half-day trainings
  • Updated the web site including hiring a new webmaster. Plan to monitor analytics more closely
  • Increase of 165 new contacts to the e-mail list from the previous year
  • Created a dementia training module in partnership with Portland State University which is posted on the DHS website
  • Applied for and was awarded a $164,000 grant from the state quality fund for the purpose of creating a multimedia introduction to person centered/person directed care which will include an individualized version for adult foster home providers, assisted living, nursing home, and memory care communities. It will be made available at no charge.