Premier - 55+ Community

The 55 plus community of Greater Portland is coming together to Help People Follow Jesus Together.

Community connection brings purposes and belonging. 


We connect with on another through planned events.

Aging Well and Planning For the Future
Saturday, April 27, 9am-1pm
Registration: $5 in advance/$6 at the door


  • Mood Matters: Understanding Depressions and Anxiety
    presented by Wayne Williams, counselor and pastor--Wayne will discuss the assessment, symptoms, causes, and remedies for these two most common emotional problems. It will help you understand the psychological, biological, sociological, and spiritual components of each and will help you determine if you or someone you care about needs help to deal with them.
  • Brain Health
    presented by Dr. Lawrence Nelson, D , DACNB, Integrative Health Portland--Dr. Nelson will be talking about brain health, memory care, and will discuss lifestyle choices that influence memory and brain function. He will offer brain exercises, and inform us about the newest technology in testing, diagnosing, and treating memory care and other brain issues.
  • Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
    presented by Scott & Sue Goetchius, instructors at Canby Adult Center--Scott and Sue will emphasize practical strategies to manage falls. If you are concerned about falling, and interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, this seminar is for you.
  • The Joy of Downsizing
    presented by Kim Matsler, Sr. Move Manager at Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors--Kim will talk about overwhelming tasks of downsizing and moving. She will show techniques for sorting, space planning, packing, and setting up a new home. 
  • Wills & Trusts 
    presented by Justin Martin of Myatt & Bell, PC--Justin will present the impact of inheritance taxes, the importance of having a will to protect your heirs.
  • Understanding Alzheimers & Dementia
    presented by Lisa Chichlow, volunteer for Alzheimer’s Association--Lisa will explain the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; examine what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s; detail the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease; and identify FDA-approved treatments available to treat symptoms.
  • At-Risk Driving
    presented by Kristopher Kyes, Medical Programs Coordinator for ODOT--Kristopher will discuss the effect of aging on driving safety; signs that yourself or a loved one may need to consider their ability to drive safely; resources to assess driving ability.

Register here.

Coming Events

Garden Party
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Details to follow

Fall Festival
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Lunch on Sauvie Island, hay ride, farm-fresh produce available


Workshops are planned throughout the year to provide resources through networking with ministries in our community as well as outside our community.


This community desires to serve the Lord wholeheartedly and to be an example to the generations that follow!

We know how busy life is these days. Premier is here for you…. for sharing, growth and community. Don’t miss out on the fun.


Premier Chili Cookoff

Our 50+ Community squaring off with their chili and cornbread recipes!