Who We Are
ElderAudience is the brainchild of Pam Waldman. Pam was inspired by the experience of caring for her aging parents, who moved to Portland several years ago to reside in an assisted living facility. After some research, she noted that there didn’t seem to be one central place in Portland for senior living facilities to find the myriad talented people available to entertain their residents. And since performers are always looking for that next ”gig”, it seemed natural to form a site to bring them together! That’s how ElderAudience was born.
As the idea took hold, Pam expanded her vision to include other types of services–instructors, speakers, hobbyists among them, as well as “elder outings”–restaurants, parks, and other destinations that groups of seniors enjoy visiting. Those places are always searching for more patrons.
Pam must have show business in her genes. Family lore has it that Jack Benny was a cousin. Pam’s sister Elizabeth and niece Sarah are noted publicists for performing artists, and brother John is a long-time concert promoter and musicians’ agent/manager. Niece Rose is an outstanding emerging vocalist and nephew David is a musician who is “making it” in New York.
After a 28 year career in public health, Pam is excited to be embarking on something that will ultimately enrich the lives of our older citizens, by assisting senior living facilities — and showcasing the multitude of marvelous entertainers, instructors, speakers, and activities that are right here in our own back yard!
Welcome to ElderAudience. We invite you to watch us, and help us, grow!