Making Oregon Vital for Elders

Making Oregon Vital for Elders

Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.) is a statewide coalition of dedicated organizations and individuals united in changing the way Oregonians feel about health and long-term care for older adults. M.O.V.E. is a partner of the Pioneer Network, a national grass-roots organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America.

The ultimate vision of the Pioneer Network is to create a culture of aging that is ‘life-affirming, satisfying, humane, and meaningful.’ Culture change can transform a ‘facility’ into a ‘home,’ a ‘resident’ into a ‘person,’ and a ‘schedule’ into a ‘choice.’

The current national culture change movement, launched by the Pioneer Network to transform older adult services, is based on person-centered values and person-directed practices. The concept of “person first” is the heart of both the values and practices which start and end with putting the person before the task. The culture change transformation is focused on both long and short-term living environments, as well as community-based settings, where those in supported living and their caregivers are able to express choice and practice self determination in meaningful ways.

M.O.V.E.’s members represent many aspects of long-term care including: long-term care providers, state surveyors and other government agencies, Oregon’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, profit and not-for-profit provider organizations, private businesses and consultants, senior advocates, and institutions of higher education. This collaboration inspires many of our initiatives and represents partnership at its best.

Together we are dedicated to reexamining current practices and policies in health care delivery, regardless of setting, and assuring a person-directed, value based system. Our Mission is “to create and sustain personalized, enriching communities where older adults and those who support them can thrive.”
One way M.O.V.E. carries out their mission is to provide quarterly educational trainings throughout the state. Visit our website at for registration information.

Another way one can participate in M.O.V.E. is to volunteer with one of our committees. There are opportunities on the Advocacy Committee, the Communications Committee, the Education Committee, and the Sustainability and Growth committee. Join us and network with a diverse group of professionals committed to enhancing the lives of older adults.

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The M.O.V.E. Coalition
PMB 511, 13500 SW Pacific Highway, #58
Tigard, OR 97223

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