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 Events

  • Talk n' Taste - October 2021
    Hosted on Zoom
    Oct 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Hosted on Zoom
    Join us for a virtual afternoon of engaging activities, cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, and dance/exercise lessons. Free event. More details to come - Check back by Sept. 23rd for open registration!


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.

Past Events

2019 Events

Talk n' Taste Series

2018 Events

- Talk-n-Taste Series - Creative Arts and Soul Food Program

2016 Events

Talk-n-Taste Series: 1. Focus on the Family 2. Stress & Mindfulness 3. Tips for Healthy Aging

Events prior to 2016

2015 Talk-n-Taste Series: 1. Health for People “Over-the-Hill" 2. Get Out and Walk! It’s Easy and Fun 3. Stay in Balance! How (and Why) to Stay Steady on Your Feet 4. 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