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Portland Senior Living Resources

Situated in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, Portland is a beautiful Oregon city. Because of its comfortable climate and optimal growing season, it has been dubbed the "City of Roses." It has an active senior community and is an ideal retirement destination for those who enjoy outdoor amenities, educational museums and a vibrant restaurant scene. With its variety of options for senior living, Portland is a wonderful place to retire.

Local Insights

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Median Senior Living Costs

Portland, OR

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Senior Living in Portland, OR is:

  • 9% more expensive than the state of Oregon
  • 3% more expensive than the West region
  • 3% more expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Professional Senior Services

Explore the Marketplace to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Elder Law Attorneys

I help seniors and their families navigate the difficult issues surrounding planning and paying for long term care. I especially like working to help spouses who are applying for Medicaid avoid impoverishment.

Real Estate Services

MICHELE NOE, SRES - KELLY RIGHT REAL ESTATE
www.michelenoe.realtor
(360) 901-4321
seniorsrealtor@gmail.com

Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Seniors Transition Specialist. Real Estate professional for 15 years. Helping families with the sale of their home as they transition into Assisted Living or Independent Retirement communities. Dementia Specialty trained.

Sohee Anderson

SOHEE ANDERSON, LLC | PRINCIPAL BROKER, WINDERMERE STELLAR
www.soheeanderson.com
503-497-5347
sohee@windermere.com

I have had my SRES designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) for many years, and have worked with countless seniors and their families in the Portland area for over a decade. I tailor my service to my client's needs, wants and circumstances. It's all about having a successful and happy ending and to get there, you have to listen, adjust and perform. I hope to help you buy or sell your home soon!

Senior Moving

We can help turn your accumulated stuff into cash! We do everything from small consignments on up to large-scale onsite estate and moving sales that include household goods, tools, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, vehicles, kitchenware, and everything else. There are never any upfront fees! We also buy collections and estates.

Annie Haul works with Seniors and their families while transitioning. We donate items to local non-profits. We also assist with small moves in or out of Retirement Homes and Assisted Living.

Gary Germer is Portland, Oregon's leading specialist in antiques, fine art and personal property appraisal. We are a full service estate broker that facilitates downsizing or liquidation of your estate. Our retail store takes consignments and offers vintage jewelry, fine art, antiques, furniture and more.

As an experienced and sensitive organizer, I help with these services:

  • Dispose of unwanted or unused items by donation, consignment or recycling
  • Unclutter and organize each room for maximum efficiency – so that everything has a place
  • Help with storage solutions so that order can be maintained.

Our mission is to provide the best possible moving experience for every customer we provide service to. Portland Movers Company takes pride in their polite and professional moving teams and offers a wide range of options, from full-service moves to labor-only moves. We operate within the Portland metro area and throughout Oregon and Washington region.

Soft Landings is a full service senior move management company with access to help nationally. We help you sort, pack, and unpack. We can also assist with taking care of everything that does not make the move. Your house will be empty and/or ready for sale when we finish your Soft Landing.

Take Care Move Assistance is your personal project manager overseeing all aspects of downsizing and moving to your retirement residence. We set-up, hook-up, and put-away items while you settle into your new home AND take away boxes and debris.

Health, Medical & Safety

I am an expert in the world of Medicare. I represent Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans. I also have connections with many local partners in the community who can assist in related areas.

We are are full service Veterinary Hospital that is currently offering house calls to local retirement communities in the Portland metro area.

MCCANN'S MEDICAL
www.mccannsmedical.com

Mccann's has been selling Medical Supplies and Medical Equipment in Portland, Oregon since 1974. Whether you need information on wheelchairs or 4 wheel walkers, or medical supplies like shower chairs and toilet risers, McCann's has the equipment and the people to keep you moving!

Alzheimer's & Dementia

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - OREGON CHAPTER
www.alz.org/oregon

The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed, their families, and caregivers. From our offices throughout the state, the Oregon Chapter reaches out to diverse communities by providing information and resources, 24/7 telephone help lines, local support groups and educational programs, an annual caregivers conference and a nationwide identification program, MedicAlert + Safe Return, for people with Alzheimer's disease who may wander and get lost.

LAYTON AGING & ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER
www.ohsu.edu

The Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center is here to help you with memory loss and other related problems. Our memory care specialists are dedicated to finding the most effective Alzheimer’s treatment and support for our patients. Our goal is to add life to your years, not just years to your life.

OREGON PROJECT INDEPENDENCE (OPI) FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS
www.nwsds.org

OPI is a program designed for non-Medicaid eligible, elderly, Oregon residents that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related condition. This program provides them with assistance with their activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and supervision in their homes.

Senior Services

An organizing company with a mission to restore the intentional design of people, families, and businesses, so they can reclaim their household, work, health, and spirit.

Home Care

Providing the very best home care and support customized to meet the needs of each individual in SW Washington, through exemplary advocacy, care management and caregiving services. As professional advocates, we assist our clients in developing the highest level of health and quality of life possible by stepping in and helping them with the many complex medical, financial, and social issues they face.

Local Services and Government

Local Attractions and Amenities

Portland Events for Seniors
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Dec 20, 2016
10:00 AM
Vancouver, WA
Join us for holiday treats with a little sass and nutritional edge. Free. Registration required.
Dec 20, 2016
2:00 PM
Portland, OR
Join us for holiday treats with a little sass and a nutritional edge. Free. Registration required.
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Portland Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
On-going
Portland, OR

Become a much needed compainion for the terminally ill hospice patient. Many opportunities available: Friendly visitor, respite, listening and recording their life story, housekeeping and more.

On-going
Portland, OR

Volunteer Position:

Memories in the Making(r)Volunteer Art Facilitator

Time Commitment:

2.5 hours per week for an eight week session - eight-week sessions are repeated four times a...

On-going
Portland, OR

If you really want to be involved, rather than sitting on the sidelines, you can help protect seniors and others in long-term care facilities. Certified Ombudsmen are caring observers, listeners,...

On-going
VIEWS
Portland, OR

Join a dynamic group of volunteers who become VIEWS Senior Peer Counselors VIEWS is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides free Senior Peer Counseling to older adults in the Portland...

On-going
Portland, OR

Do you enjoy being with older adults?

Would you like to help an older adult maintain their independence and support their health and well-being?

COMMUNITY VISITING - WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELL...

On-going
Portland, OR

Since 1970 Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 30 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to...

On-going
Portland, OR

The MLK Meals on Wheels People dining center in NE Portland needs volunteers to help in the kitchen!

General Responsibilities (Kitchen Help):

  • Setting and clearing tables
  • Meal preparation and...
On-going
Portland, OR

  1. Elders in Action Personal Advocates provide one-on-one problem-solving assistance and support to seniors (60 and over) who are experiencing problems in housing, healthcare, crime and abuse....
On-going
Our House
Portland, OR

Contribute your skills and your positive, encouraging spirit to benefit our residents and clients to relieve pain and anxiety! Must be licensed in the state of Oregon.

On-going
Portland, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

On-going
Portland, OR

KNOW THE SATISFACTION OF ADVOCATING FOR THOSE LESS ABLE TO SPEAK UP FOR THEMSELVES. Six days of intensive training can qualify you to be a CERTIFIED OMBUDSMAN monitoring the care provided in local...

On-going
Portland, OR

The Elders in Action Commission, a powerful voice for local seniors since 1968, is a 31 member committee that meets monthly and provides advice, direction and advocacy regarding the issues and...

On-going
Our House
Portland, OR

Do you have a certified therapy animal? Our residents could use a cuddle or two - or even a stroll with you and your animal outside! (Note: For the safety of our immune-suppressed residents, we do...

On-going
Portland, OR
Community Engagement makes a difference!

Our vibrant volunteers reach out to older adults, civic groups, businesses and other non-profit organizations, educating them about important issues...

On-going
Portland, OR

A "Certified Ombudsman" is simply a volunteer advocate who defends the rights and promotes the wellbeing of long-term care facility residents. Oregon's "COs" are caring observers, listeners,...

On-going
Portland, OR

Pacifica Senior Living Portland is a senior care facility for memory care. We have an innovative facility that contains 8 cottage (house-like) settings with 12-15 residents in each one. Each...

On-going
Portland, OR

Seasons Hospice of Oregon is looking for dedicated and compassionate volunteers in Washington County,Multnomah County and Clackamas County

Volunteers are a highly valued and vital part of our...

On-going
Portland, OR

No human being should be left along during times of serious illness or as they faced the end of life. Yet all too often, people pull away. A Housecall Providers volunteer fills that gap by being...

On-going
Portland, OR

Kaiser Permanente hospice volunteers who have registered pet-assisted therapy animals to visit patients currently on Kaiser Permanente Hospice service. These companionship visits have the goal of...

On-going
Portland, OR

Low income tax credits constitute the most powerful anti-poverty program in the nation lifting 10.1 million people out of poverty, including 5.3 million children. These credits can provide over...

On-going
Portland, OR

It is important to the 43,000 seniors and others in Oregon nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult care homes. Certified Ombudsmen advocate for these facility...

On-going
Portland, OR

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

On-going
Randle, WA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Lake Oswego, OR

Rewards for Caring for a Hospice Patient: Making a valuable contribution to the community, personal emotional and spiritual growth plus a greater appreciation for life are the gifts you will...

On-going
Tenino, WA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Salem, OR

Do you enjoy working with the community? Join Alzheimer’s Association as an Outreach Specialist! Alzheimer’s Association occasionally attends community events and health fairs to help provide the...

On-going
Longview, WA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Vancouver, WA

ElderFriends offers a unique opportunity to reach out to an isolated elder in your community through one-on-one visits. When you become a volunteer companion you give yourself and your elder...

On-going
Hillsboro, OR

Description: This 4-week group is based on an evidence-based program developed by the University of Washington. The program engages individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their...

On-going
Raymond, WA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Lake Oswego, OR
An hour a week is all that's needed to visit lonely hospice patients in the Portland Metro area specifically SE Portland, Forest Grove and Hillsboro. After orientation you can set your own...
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Dallas/Independence or Monmouth, OR

Dallas/Independence and Monmouth area: Urgently need volunteers to visit with terminally ill elders. An Odyssey Hospice Volunteer visits directly with patients for companionship, support, to...

On-going
Winlock, WA

Help needed for elderly woman who is no longer able to mop and dust with no nearby relatives

On-going
Lake Oswego, OR

Provide admin support in the hospice office. Computer work, data entry, filing, mailing. Good place to gain experience in a medical/office setting.

On-going
Salem, OR

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

On-going
Gresham, OR

A Certified Ombudsman is a volunteer observer, listener, detective, communicator and problem-solver who advocates for residents in long-term care facilities. If you are a person with a caring...

On-going
Tillamook, OR

OREGON SENIORS NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Senior Advisory Council Member Today!

  • ADVOCATE for policies and legislation that affect our seniors

  • WORK ON ISSUES related to Medicaid, Medicare, long term...

On-going
Salem, OR

OREGON SENIORS NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Senior Advisory Council Member Today!

  • ADVOCATE for policies and legislation that affect our seniors

  • WORK ON ISSUES related to Medicaid, Medicare, long term...

On-going
Beaverton, OR
Lonesome folks in need of uplifiting companionship. Bring your compassion and caring to our hospice patients. Activities may include reading to patients or playing music as well as providing...
On-going
Statewide, OR

Certified Ombudsman Volunteers are needed in your community! As a volunteer, you will advocate for the rights and dignity of the resident; educate staff, family and residents about resident...

On-going
St Helens, OR

St Helens area: Urgently need volunteers to visit with terminally ill elders. An Odyssey Hospice Volunteer visits directly with patients for companionship, support, to brighten their day, to...

On-going
Salem, OR

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Certified Counselor

If you have a passion to help others, are dependable, understanding, patient, and compassionate, become a SHIBA counselor...

On-going
Dallas, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Dallas/Independence or Monmouth, OR

Dallas/Independence and Monmouth area: Urgently need volunteers to visit with terminally ill elders. An Odyssey Hospice Volunteer visits directly with patients for companionship, support, to...

On-going
Mt. Angel, OR

A Comfort Companion is a volunteer who is on call to sit with dying residents when staff and family cannot be with them.

On-going
Warrenton, OR

OREGON SENIORS NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Senior Advisory Council Member Today!

Looking for two CLATSOP COUNTY representatives.

  • ADVOCATE for policies and legislation that affect our seniors

  • WORK ON...

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Beaverton, OR
If you can provide companionship and have a compassionate heart we need you! Gentiva Hospice is looking for exceptional people (retirees welcome) who can give an hour a week of their time to...
On-going
Beaverton, OR
Our hospice patients in the Forest Grove area are in need of friendly visitors once a week. People who have compassion and an interest in others are welcome and needed.
On-going
Salem, OR

OREGON SENIORS NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Senior Advisory Council Member Today!

We are in need of four MARION COUNTY Representatives.

  • ADVOCATE for policies and legislation that affect our seniors

  • WORK...

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Gresham, Sandy, Estacada Area, OR

Kaiser Permanente Hospice volunteers provide support to families and patients in the Gresham, Sandy, or Estacada area. Your service will have a profound impact at a time with a person is nearing...

On-going
Statewide, OR

Certified Ombudsmen provide advocacy on behalf of the resident, educate staff and families about resident rights, and investigate quality of care concerns. Volunteers work independently and use...

On-going
Oregon City, OR

Kaiser Permanente Hospice volunteers provide support to families and patients in the Clackamas County area. Your service will have profound impact at a time when a person is nearing the end of...

On-going
The Dalles, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Lake Oswego, OR

Mary's Woods is seeking students to help make a difference in a Senior's life!

Opportunities include:

-One-on-one time with residents

-Read/write for residents with low vision

-Offer basic technology...

On-going
Oregon City, OR

Description: This 4-week group is based on an evidence-based program developed by the University of Washington. The program engages individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their...

On-going
Astoria, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

On-going
Madras, OR

The Oregon Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers who have a background in elder care, who have caregiving experience, and/or who want to provide support to people with...

On-going
Lake Oswego, OR
Volunteering adds experience to your college application or work resume and demonstrates your giving spirit and sense of teamwork. Colleges and employers appreciate and recognize the value of...
On-going
Dallas, OR

Health care information is often confusing, hard to understand and beneficiaries often find it difficult to navigate the sea of information from health care providers.

SHIBA volunteers assist...

On-going
Vancouver, WA

Volunteer Services, a program of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, is committed to helping low-income elders and persons living with disabilities remain independent in their own...

On-going
Rockaway Beach, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Culver, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Vancouver, WA

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

On-going
Salem, OR

Seeking supportive mentors for older adults experiencing depression and/or anxiety.

The Senior Peer Support Programs’ mission is to promote independence, resilience, and a better quality of living...

On-going
Brownsville, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Newport, OR

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


On-going
Salem, OR

OREGON SENIORS NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Senior Advisory Council Member Today!

  • ADVOCATE for policies and legislation that affect our seniors

  • WORK ON ISSUES related to Medicaid, Medicare, long term...

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