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PreSERVE members gathered in North or Northeast Portland for Member Monthly Meetings prior to COVID-19. Meetings are now held virtually until further notice. 


Together we brainstorm ways to serve older Black adults in areas of healthy aging education and activities, such as planning our Talk & Taste series and other projects. We also review researcher requests for collaboration. Additionally, PreSERVE subcommittees meet as needed, such as the Financial Committee and Event Committee.

Upcoming PreSERVE Events

No upcoming events at the moment

Stay tuned for more Talk n' Taste events later this year!


Talk n' Taste Events

Held three times a year since 2013, this lecture series features guest speakers, engaging activities and plenty of food to share.


Past topics include tips for healthy aging, stress and mindfulness and simple ways to exercise each day.

Featured Past Events

  • 2021 events
    Talk n’ Taste Lecture Series February 2021 – Getting vaccinated: For the love of health May 2021 – Black memory matters: Holistic healing in the Black community October 2021 – In search of health equity: Caregiving in Black communities
  • 2020 events
    THRIVE Healthy Living Symposium January 2020 Talk n Taste Lecture Series October 2020 – Black health matters! Healthy aging in the Black community
  • 2019 Events
    Talk n' Taste Series
  • Events prior to 2019
    2018 Talk-n-Taste Series April 2018 - Creative arts and soul food program 2016 Talk n' Taste Lecture Series: Focus on the Family Stress & Mindfulness Tips for Healthy Aging 2015 Talk n' Taste Lecture Series: Health for People “Over-the-Hill" Get Out and Walk! It’s Easy and Fun Stay in Balance! How (and Why) to Stay Steady on Your Feet Joys, Sorrows, and Strategies of Caregiving 2014 1. 4th Annual Conference on Aging & Memory in the African American Community: The Heart-Brain Community 2013 1. Visionary Leadership Luncheon 2. Harvest Celebration – enjoy the bounty and beauty of your neighborhood and community 3. Alzheimer's Advocacy Day in Salem: Come with Us 4. 3rd annual Conference on Aging & Memory in the African-American community
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