The New Old

As Portland’s senior population grows, local scientists, entrepreneurs, and renegade citizens are redefining what it means to age in style.

By Tom Colligan, Randy Gragg, and Camas Davis May 19, 2009 Published in the December 2008 issue of Portland Monthly

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At Terwilliger Plaza, David Tufenkian and his fellow residents pay for country club-like amenities.

Image: Daniel Root

IF YOU MUST grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be living in the right place. As the number of seniors doubles, Portland is poised to show the rest of the country what it really means to age gracefully.

Vital Signs
If you must grow old (and sorry, you must) you may be in the right place.

Golden Age
Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

Wired Science
In an OHSU study, even the smallest actions of older Portlanders may yield critical clues about how we age.

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