Created in the spring of 2020, the Portland Eldercare Council is one of its kind in the great state of Oregon. It was created to serve the community in a holistic way by providing a circle of support around the aging population that calls this beautiful region home.
This council serves the Northwestern Oregon Counties of Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill.
To be the gold standard of eldercare planning councils in the state of Oregon and create a model to be adopted across the state.
To provide education, resources, and support to the aging population and their families, and to caregivers in the Metropolitan Portland area.
MEET OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS
Get to know us!
GROMIT MARSHALL, RN BSN CCRN
With almost a decade of experience as a nurse, Gromit Marshall is passionate about helping others live their best life. Her belief that everyone deserves to thrive and enjoy life has led her to work closely with seniors and their families to optimize their health, lifestyle and circumstances.
She is the owner and chief caregiving officer of an in-home care company, with added expertise in care management and navigation, dementia/alzheimers and long term care. She is also the founder and director of the Portland Elder Care Council.
Gromit is an avid coffee lover and loves to travel the world. She lives in Portland with her husband and adorable cat.
Senior Placement Specialist
I have spent most of my life supporting and caring for seniors. And now, as a senior placement advisor, I get to help people embark on a new chapter in life, confident in the choice they have made. When seniors and families have questions about moving to a care community or what their options are, I am here to guide and support everyone through the process. And this service is at no cost to seniors and their families.
I am originally from Montana and have lived in Oregon for six years. I am always so grateful to get to live in this beautiful place. I enjoy hiking with my husband, who is an OR native, and cooking for friends and family. I have enjoyed living in several places throughout the USA and internationally, and have loved every location.
Oregon Principal Broker
Diana is a residential real estate broker in the Portland, Oregon Metro areas. She is a designated Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE).
Diana has built a solid referral-based business with sellers and buyers in the Portland area and has an impressive track record of helping owners get top dollar in the shortest amount of time. She works with seniors downsizing to first time buyers just beginning their home ownership journey.
In her free time, Diana enjoys travel and cultural arts, winter ski time, Latin-style dance, and promoting Community Warehouse, a non-profit in Portland serving families in need with home furnishings. Her earlier years were spent in Tillamook County on a family farm. Diana is a proud mother of three grown children and has three grandchildren.
Mariah loves working with people. Her goal is to be a valuable resource for the clients she works with and their families. With a special focus in aging adults, she understands some of the unique challenges that come with getting older and the importance of not running out of money before you run out of life. She loves to connect, and would enjoy getting to know you. A fun fact about Mariah is that she is a competitive west coast swing dancer & an avid fisherwoman!
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
As an aging specialist and former psychotherapist, Jamie Levin has been helping older adults navigate periods of transition, loss, and loneliness for over 10 years. She is deeply committed to working with the elderly – which stems from the close relationship she had with her maternal grandmother, Beulah.
In 2019, Jamie founded an organization that provides one-on-one social visits and meaningful connections with older adults in their homes and communities. These visits – often one to three times a week - are centered around conversation and social connection, where the client is engaged, validated, supported, and understood.
Jamie also serves on the board for the Beaverton Committee on Aging as an advocate for the city's aging population.
Prior to moving to Portland, Jamie lived throughout France, where she immersed herself in French culture and learned how best to serve clients in a virtual setting – skills that she continues to draw upon during COVID-19.
Occupational Therapist & Senior Home Safety Specialist
Melissa is passionate about helping seniors prevent falls and live their best life.
As an Occupational Therapist she specializes in problem solving to help seniors stay independent, safe, and follow their aging goals.
Melissa is a mother of two elementary age boys and has managed to relocate her extended family to the Portland area from the east coast. She is an avid outdoors lover- enjoys camping, fishing and drift boat floating every river the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Professional Organizer + Rightsizing Coach
Whitney Zeigler is passionate about helping others align their spaces to their values and needs so they can thrive. Her approach is one of compassion, respect, and professionalism with no judgment.
She is the founder of a professional organizing company and leads a team of seven amazing people. Her team specializes in assisting older adults through life transitions and thriving in their homes. They have added training in brain-based conditions, hoarding disorder, and rightsizing/downsizing.