A Bit About Us
MOVE (Making Oregon Vital for Elders) 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.
Building on the principles of the Pioneer Network, providers, educators, advocates, state agencies and many others founded MOVE in 2005. MOVE is one of many coalitions striving to implement the principles of the Pioneer Network, a national advocacy organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America. MOVE has helped many long-term care providers in Oregon make the “culture change” journey.
A Culture of Aging that is Life-Affirming, Satisfying, Humane and Meaningful.
We are dedicated to culture change by enhancing the way care and services are delivered to older adults throughout Oregon. Our goal is for all people to live in communities where each person’s capabilities and individuality are affirmed and developed regardless of setting.
MOVE is committed to the values adopted by the Pioneer Network:
Know each person
Each person can and does make a difference
Relationship is the fundamental building block of transformed culture
Respond to spirit, as well as mind and body
Risk taking is a normal part of life
Put person before task
All people are entitled to self-determination wherever they live
Community is the antidote to institutionalization
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Promote the growth and development of all
Shape and use the potential of the environment in all aspects: physical, organizational, and psycho-social/spiritual
Practice self-examination, searching for new creativity and opportunities for doing better
Recognize that culture change and transformation are not a destination but a journey; always works-in-progress
Board of Directors
Committed to the Cause