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Senior Centers

Milwaukie Community Center

Mission: To be a link to resources for older adults and their families and a place for the community to gather, grow and contribute. 

  • Meals On Wheels
  • Home visits for Meals on Wheels clients
  • Transportation
  • Pete's Cafe
  • Fitness & Enrichment Classes
  • Drop-in Interest groups
  • Pool room, gift shop, library, and main gather areas
  • Foot Clinic
  • Thursday Evening Bingo
  • Virtual Fitness, and enrichment classes
  • Facility rentals
  • Congregate dining

Gladstone Community Center

Mission: To enhance the lives of seniors living in Gladstone through services, programs, and activities. 

  • AARP Tax Foundation Assistance Program
  • Home Bound Meal program
  • Health & Fitness
  • Transportation


Information and Referal

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

Get connected to local information and services for seniors and people with disabilities. To view a 20-minute video walk-through about the ADRC click here.

211 Info

211info connects people with health and social service organizations. At our heart is our core Community Information Center, supported by the Resource Database team. We’ve expanded to include enhanced information & referral and assistance programs that target specific services.

Clackamas County Community Resource Guide

  • Emergency and Crisis Services
  • Basic Services
  • LGBTQ Resources
  • Housing Resources
  • Health Resources
  • Education & Employment Resources
  • Youth & Family Resources
  • Older Adult & Disability Services
  • Legal Services



Hearing Loss Association of America Guide

A guide to financial assistance for Hearing Aids. 

What you should know about hearing aids and over-the-counter hearing aids

Types, Pros & Cons

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

The yearly period in the fall when people can enroll in a health insurance plan for the next calendar year. You’re eligible if you have certain life events, like getting married, having a baby, or losing other health coverage.

  • Job-based plans may have different Open Enrollment Periods. Check with your employer.
  • You can apply and enroll in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year.

An independent state agency that serves long-term care facility residents through complaint investigation, resolution, and advocacy for improvement in resident care. 

Over the Counter Hearing Aids

Resources for Eyeglasses

EyeCare America Resource Guide

Nursing home abuse - What is nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse is common in the United States. Older adults get hurt, are neglected, and even die in the same facilities where they should be receiving proper care.

According to the federal government, “nursing home abuse means the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinements, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.” Nursing home abuse involves harm or injury done to an older adult intended to cause pain, suffering, or impairment.

Alzheimer’s Association

Free 24/7 helpline: (800) 242-3900



Trimet Lift

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may be eligible for LIFT service if you have a disability or disabling health condition and your disability or health condition prevents you from independently using TriMet buses and MAX Light Rail. Door-to-door transportation for people who are unable to ride a regular bus

  • Application Required
  • Cost: Honored Citizen fare is $2.50 per day
  • Rides must be scheduled two days before the appointment
  • May use a walker or wheelchair

Go Go Grandparent

GoGoGrandparet allows older adults to utilize on-demand transportation companies like Lyft and Uber while keeping family and loved ones notified.

  • Door-to-door transportation is provided by Uber and Lyft for anyone that needs help scheduling transportation
  • GoGo Grandparent takes care of scheduling and payment processing
  • Riders do not need to set up an account with Uber or Lyft
  • Riders can pre-schedule or not by calling Go Go Grandparent
  • Riders must be able to get in and out of the car on their own

Clackamas County Social Services

Transportation is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To schedule a ride, contact Transportation Reaching People dispatch: 503-655-8208, Office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • Transportation Reaching People (TRP) offers free transportation for Clackamas County seniors and people with disabilities unable to access other transportation options. Volunteer drivers receive training and use their own vehicles to assist eligible residents with medical appointments and/or essential errands. Our volunteers serve as a lifeline for many riders.
  • The Ride Together program allows riders to recruit their own volunteer driver (i.e. family, neighbors, and friends). Participants schedule rides with their volunteer driver. Mileage reimbursement is provided and volunteer training is required.
  • The Vets Driving Vets program matches veterans who volunteer their services with other veterans who need rides to doctor's appointments or to take care of other basic needs. The service is free to veterans.


Food Resources

Food Resources In Clackamas County

FIDO Pet Food Bank

Providing pet food ensures that the bond between people and their pet companions is unbroken. Our programs include:

  • Pet Food Bank
  • Animals
  • Veterans Program



Victim Assistance Program

Coordinated by the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office. 

  • Crime Victims' Rights and Services
  • Protective Orders
  • Family Abuse Restraining Order
  • Elder/Disabled Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Stalking Protective Orders
  • Victim Restitution
  • Crime Victims' Compensation Program
  • Additional Victim's Resources


Other Resources

Clackamas County Resolution Services

  • Help solve disputes
  • Family
  • Neighbors and Community
  • Workplace
  • Small Claims
  • Fee and Consent Information
  • Parent Education Program

Disaster Preparedness

A county-wide approach to minimize the impact of natural and human-caused incidents. We identify hazards, develop emergency and mitigation plans, coordinate response activities and train incident personnel. We also work with cities and regional partners to promote emergency preparedness and improve incident response.

Senior Loneliness Line

Any aging adult who is experiencing loneliness, isolation, depression or anxiety can benefit from a confidential phone call with our Senior Loneliness specialists. Sometimes knowing there is someone who cares and wants to listen can be of great help.

Our free helpline is available from 5:30am-11:30pm every day

  • A friendly person to talk to when you need one
  • Someone to listen
  • Emotional support and understanding
  • Resources and referrals
  • Grief support
  • Elder abuse prevention and counseling
  • Suicide intervention

Access Technology, Inc.

  • Provides equipment and training to people with significant combined hearing and vision loss so they can stay connected to friends and family
  • Exploring Technology
  • Obtaining Technology
  • Assessments and Training

Oregon Telephone Assistance Programs

  • Oregon Lifeline
  • Telecommunication devises Access Program
  • Oregon Relay - Dail 711

Barking Dog Resolution Program

Whether it is your dog or your neighbor's, it is unlawful for a dog owner to allow a dog to cause continuous annoyance by making prolonged sounds that can be heard by neighbors.

The Barking Resolution Program helps solve barking conflicts through mediation and agreement. Our goal is to resolve the issue as quickly and amicably as possible with both the complainant and the dog owner.

Free Grants For Veterans

This website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low-income veterans with bills, mortgages, rent, housing, college, and medications. Please note that grants are only given to veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met. offers information on the following :
(1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants

Oak Lodge Library

Offers free postal delivery and return of library materials to your home. Books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and music CDs are all available. Must reside in Clackamas County and hold a Clackamas County library card. For more information call 503-650-3187.

Reduce your Paper Junk Mail!

One easy way to save trees and energy is by getting off mailing lists and preventing unsolicited mail from coming to you. Here’s a step-by-step guide for reducing unwanted mail:

1.  Cut the Credit Card Offers

The main consumer credit reporting agencies, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, maintain mailing lists that are often used by credit card and insurance companies to send out junk mail. The good news is that you can call a single number to get your name and address removed from the mailing lists circulated by all three agencies (as well as that of a fourth company, Innovis).

1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) 

The number—which connects you to a recorded message—works 24 hours a day. When you use the website or number, you will be prompted to give your full name, address, telephone number, and social security number. (People often ask about the necessity of giving their social security number. The credit bureaus already have access to these numbers and claim that they ask for them here to confirm the requests). You may select to have your name removed for five years (can be done online or via phone), or to have your name removed permanently which requires following up by sending in a printed form.

2. Prevent Marketers from Passing Your Name Around

Any time you order a product by mail, enter a contest, subscribe to a magazine, send in a warranty card, or otherwise give your name and address to a company or organization, you may be placed on a mailing list. The company or organization may then rent, sell, or trade the list with your name on it. To limit your exposure, write "Please do not rent or sell my name" or "No mailing lists" next to your name. (Also consider not sending in the warranty card for a new product--it's usually not required.)

3. Ask Companies to Stop Sending Catalogs

If you receive unwanted catalogs or other mail from specific sources, call the (often toll-free) customer service number of the organization or business. Request that your name be removed from their mailing list. Other options are to make your request via e-mail from the company's website, or via letter or postcard. Since the mailing label will help the company identify how you are listed in its files, have the label handy when you call, or tape it to the postcard if you make a written request. Sign and date your request.

4. Opt-Out of Junk Mail

There are several online services you can use to remove your name from catalog and credit card lists and other databases: