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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.

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

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.

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.

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!

Home Care

We are licensed to provide services in SW Washington includeing Battleground, Camas, Longview, Vader, and the surrounding areas. We do not provide services in Oregon. We provide 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.

Real Estate Services

Marie received in MBA in non-profit management in 2014. Her desire to care for seniors shows in her real estate work and in serving in the Non-Profit community. She is uniquely skilled at assisting seniors and is founding a non-profit housing program. Call today to discuss more about her services and ventures.

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!

Bridgeport Marla Rumpf

Windermere Bridgeport Realty Group
www.MarlaRumpf.com
(503) 639-7914
mrumpf@windermere.com

I have been a seniors real estate specialist for years, and am able to help seniors easily navigate the steps to facilitate their move and get settled into their new place. I have referral partners for all phases, which results in a smoother and more efficient process for the senior.

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Senior Transitions designee I take pride in being able to assist seniors and their families with any real estate needs them may have. This can involve providing resources for downsizing, explaining options and providing guidance for listing and selling their personal residence, and assisting as they explore and find the best fit for their next residence.

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, working in the Portland and surrounding areas. I help coordinate multiple tasks including organizing personal belongings, clutter removal or helping you down size to a smaller or more appropriate size home. I have the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.

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.

Smooth Move People is a trusted and experienced moving company in Portland, Oregon, family owned and operated since 1989. We offer all of the moving services that a Portland senior might need, local or long-distance, and at affordable rates. Backed by the proper licenses and insurance, our gentle moving services include packing, preparation and supplies, loading, transport and unloading.

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.

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.

Planning and executing a move entails so many details. Imagine how freeing it will be to let go of the stress, work, and worry of downsizing and organizing your move. SolutionsForYou, Inc. has a proven 5 Steps to Organizing® process to insure your transition to your new home from start to finish is seamless and stress free. We’re Certified Professional Organizers, licensed, insured, and bonded.

Local Services and Government

Local Attractions and Amenities

Upcoming Portland Senior Events
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May 26, 2017 through Jun 23, 2017
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May 31, 2017
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Jun 21, 2017 through Aug 24, 2017
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Upcoming Portland Volunteer Events for Seniors
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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

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

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,...

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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

Has an older adult been important part of your life? In return, are you willing to provide a listening ear and become a problem solver who can help older adults when their lives get a little...

On-going
Portland, OR

Many seniors and adults with disabilities want to stay in the comfort of their homes, but need extra support for their bodies, minds, and hearts. And their caregivers need a break to...

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

Providence Hospice respite volunteers provide comfort and companionship to terminally ill patients so that exhausted family caregivers can take a break. In one-on-one time with a patient in their...

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

Jewish Family and Child Service’s Friendly Visitor program matches community volunteers with isolated individuals who seek companionship. Volunteers visit weekly at the client’s home, where they...

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
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
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

Providence Hospice Visitation volunteers provide comfort and companionship to terminally ill patients residing in nursing facilities or adult foster homes. In one-on-one time with a patient in...

On-going
Portland, OR

Many seniors and adults with disabilities want to stay in the comfort of their homes, but need extra support for their bodies, minds, and hearts. And their caregivers need a break to...

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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
The Dalles, OR

Healthy Living Volunteers co-lead workshops for seniors on a variety of health and wellness topics which may include Nutrition, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Mental Health...

On-going
The Dalles, OR

OVERVIEW

About the Area Agency on Aging:

In 1965, Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA), which created structures at the federal, state, and local levels to administer programs for older...

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

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services is currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Council or Disability Services Advisory Council

Current...

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Winlock, WA

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

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Gresham, OR

The Alzheimer's Association is seeking volunteers who are bilingual in English and Spanish to help lead programs and educational classes in East Multnomah County.

Volunteers are trained in one or...

On-going
woodburn, OR

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services is currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Council

Current Marion County Openings:

  • 2 Marion County...
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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
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

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services is currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Council or Disability Services Advisory Council.

Current...

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
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
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
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
The Dalles, OR

FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM

As we age, our circle of family and friends can start to shrink due to aging and loss, or because of growing limitations in our ability to get out and about. It is a proven...

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Winlock, WA
There are a couple of seniors living in the Winlock area that need help with light housework. Housework may include scrubbing a bathtub, sweeping floors, and dusting. Clients are low-income and...
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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
Salem, OR

Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Volunteers are the heart of our Meals on Wheels program! MOW is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled...

On-going
Dallas, OR

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services is currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Council

Current Polk County Openings:

  • 1 Polk County...
On-going
Salem, OR

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services is currently accepting applications from volunteers interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Council

Current Marion County Openings:

  • 2 Marion County...
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