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START HERE: Aging and Disability | Multnomah County
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Call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC): 503.988.3646 for 24/7 support. Trained counselors at this helpline can assess your needs, then i...Show more Call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC): 503.988.3646 for 24/7 support. Trained counselors at this helpline can assess your needs, then identify and connect you with helpful services such as long term care, senior centers, insurance, guardianship, support for caregivers and reporting elder abuse. Show less
Store to Door
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Store to Door supports independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Store to Door supports independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Show less
Elders In Action | Sharing experience. Staying engaged.
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A local advocacy group for older adults that provides direct assistance to elders in need via its Personal Advocate program. Trained volunteer advocates h...Show more A local advocacy group for older adults that provides direct assistance to elders in need via its Personal Advocate program. Trained volunteer advocates help with a host of issues, including: locating appropriate services, managing a financial issue, or working with an insurance company to resolve a claim issue. Show less
The Gatekeeper Program | Multnomah County
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The Gatekeeper Program is an organized outreach effort designed to identify, refer, and respond to at-risk seniors (older people), and people with disabilities living in our community. The Gatekeeper Program is an organized outreach effort designed to identify, refer, and respond to at-risk seniors (older people), and people with disabilities living in our community. Show less
Multnomah County Disability Resources
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Complied by the Oregon Office on Disability & Health, this is a list of contacts to Multnomah County organizations that provide service and support to people with disabilities. Complied by the Oregon Office on Disability & Health, this is a list of contacts to Multnomah County organizations that provide service and support to people with disabilities. Show less
State of Oregon: Talking Book and Braille Library
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The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the State Library, is a free library for any Oregonian with a print disability, which includes ...Show more The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the State Library, is a free library for any Oregonian with a print disability, which includes visual, physical, and reading impairments. Though physically located in Salem, Talking Books loans Braille and audio books and magazines to eligible readers across the entire state. All lending is done free through the mail or via download. Talking Books is the regional library in Oregon for the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network. Show less
Oregon Commission for the Blind: Home
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The Oregon Commission for the Blind was established in 1937 as a state agency to provide services to Oregon’s citizens who experience vision loss and need specialized training and support to live full and productive lives. The Oregon Commission for the Blind was established in 1937 as a state agency to provide services to Oregon’s citizens who experience vision loss and need specialized training and support to live full and productive lives. Show less
Northwest Pilot Project
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Offers opportunities for a life of dignity and hope to very low income seniors in Multnomah County by solving housing and transportation needs. Offers opportunities for a life of dignity and hope to very low income seniors in Multnomah County by solving housing and transportation needs. Show less
SAGE - Programs - SAGE Metro Portland
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SAGE affiliates provide services and advocate for LGBT elders in local communities nationwide. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works...Show more SAGE affiliates provide services and advocate for LGBT elders in local communities nationwide. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years. Show less
HomeShare
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This program of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon seeks to connect homeowners in need of companionship or assistance with persons in need of housing. T...Show more This program of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon seeks to connect homeowners in need of companionship or assistance with persons in need of housing. The program carefully vets all participants and provides orientation, placement, and follow-up services. Show less
Villages NW
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For elders who wish to age in place in their own homes, the "village" movement offers a proven model that is both sustainable and affordable. Vi...Show more For elders who wish to age in place in their own homes, the "village" movement offers a proven model that is both sustainable and affordable. Villages are neighborhood based, and our local affiliate, Villages NW, can connect you with the one nearest you. Show less
OregonHealthCare.gov : Medicare Help : Medicare Help : State of Oregon
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Free counseling on Medicare options is available through The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA). SHIBA is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate and advocate for people of all ages who have Medicare. Free counseling on Medicare options is available through The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA). SHIBA is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate and advocate for people of all ages who have Medicare. Show less
Assistance for seniors | Multnomah County Library
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There are times in everyone’s life when they need help from others. As we grow older, the likelihood of needing some kind of assistance increases. These r...Show more There are times in everyone’s life when they need help from others. As we grow older, the likelihood of needing some kind of assistance increases. These resources are designed to help seniors and their families with such issues as housing, community, health care, crime, and more. Show less
VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins
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Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now! Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now! Show less
HandsOn Greater Portland
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Get started in your own community. Hands On Greater Portland can help. We will connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area. Get started in your own community. Hands On Greater Portland can help. We will connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area. Show less
Experience Corps
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Learn how you can put your time, knowledge and talent to use tutoring and mentoring young people through AARP Experience Corps. Learn how you can put your time, knowledge and talent to use tutoring and mentoring young people through AARP Experience Corps. Show less
Family Caregiver Support Program | Multnomah County
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Services that help unpaid caregivers caring for someone age 60 or older. Assistance is also available to seniors who are raising a child. Services that help unpaid caregivers caring for someone age 60 or older. Assistance is also available to seniors who are raising a child. Show less
Help for caregivers | Multnomah County Library
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Becoming a caregiver is a life-changing event. Maybe it starts gradually, with a bit of household help now and again, or maybe it starts with the sudden s...Show more Becoming a caregiver is a life-changing event. Maybe it starts gradually, with a bit of household help now and again, or maybe it starts with the sudden shock of a phone call in the night. Whatever your situation, take heart in knowing that you are not alone. A wealth of resources is available to support you. Show less
Multcolib Research Picks: Caregiving, the final chapter - book list
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For many caregivers, helping a friend or family member through the last days of life is part of the job. The task is challenging, and it is normal to feel...Show more For many caregivers, helping a friend or family member through the last days of life is part of the job. The task is challenging, and it is normal to feel unprepared. Emotional, spiritual, and practical needs all require our attention--and a level of expertise we may not feel we possess. Thankfully, many wise and experienced guides are available to help. This booklist includes some excellent resources; for more, please ask your librarian. --Jenny W. Show less
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