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Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews 3,799

Address:

PO Box 1777 Oregon City OR 97045 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to offer services not provided by other agencies for homebound, frail and geographically isolated individuals. Our programs provide independence, improve quality of life, and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Target demographics:

Our programs provide independence, improve quality of life, and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

750 seniors

Geographic areas served:

Clackamas County, Oregon

Programs:

Guardianship Diversion and Guardianship/Conservatorship

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503-657-1366
http://www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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Reviews for Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County Inc

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I have had the pleasure of working with the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCC) for the past several years. As an attorney with Oregon Elder Law, my experience with SCC has come from both sides - I have referred clients and families to SCC for services and have also represented SCC in their guardianship and conservatorship program. SCC staff is professional in working with clients and colleagues, and very compassionate about protecting vulnerable seniors in our community. For seniors who do not have family or friends who can step in and help, SCC provides a valuable service in directing the senior’s medical care and managing the senior's finances. SCC is a tremendous resource for Clackamas County. SCC provides comprehensive services to ensure seniors are safe and maintain as high a level of independence as possible. SCC is a joy to work with and I appreciate the compassion they bring to their jobs and the services they provide to our community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The senior citizens council has helped so many of my clients, I can't even count the number. They are compassionate and hard working. They always work until the task is accomplished and they don't give up. I have no idea what Clackamas County would do without their important contribution to our community. Thank you so much!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County provides an invaluable service to the community. They regularly step up to manage the care-giving and financial needs of vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities who have no family members or friends available to serve. I have worked with SCC for years, and have admired their willingness and ability to jump into difficult situations to stabilize and improve the lives of vulnerable Oregonians. They protect their clients from financial abuse/exploitation, connect them with necessary services, and ensure that their medical and care needs are met. They do hard work that would otherwise go undone, and in the process, they avoid an untold amount of human suffering. Clackamas County is very fortunate to have them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered on the board of this grassroots nonprofit organization for many years. There is no other nonprofit group in Oregon that provides similar services to senior citizens who are at risk of being financially and/or physically abused. Once the Senior Council accepts a client, they continue serving that person for the rest of their life. Many of its clients don't have the funds to pay for those services. In those cases, the Senior Council helps them for free. The Senior Council literally saves the lives of many, many Oregonians. The Senior Council staff is dedicated and passionate about helping others.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've volunteered as a board member of this organization for a few years. I joined after I learned about all the services it provides senior citizens who are at risk of losing their life savings and have no one else to protect or care for them. This nonprofit group is unique. The services it provides at little or no cost to seniors are not offered by any other local agency. That's why the court system (judges, lawyers) and social service agencies love it so much. They often turn to the Council as a place of last resort to help save a senior in need. I can't say enough good things about the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County. It is a grass roots agency that doesn't spend a lot on staff, rent or office equipment. The dedicated board and staff make sure to use as much of its budget as possible on helping our vulnerable senior citizens.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer on the board of the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County. I first became aware of the organization just over a year ago when it chose two of my fellow Wells Fargo employees for its annual award. I discovered that this nonprofit group is providing vital services to seniors that are not available anywhere else. I also found out that many of its clients are not able to pay even the minimal fee for those services so the council provides them for free. I was so impressed with the council and its staff that I agreed to serve on its board and play a larger role in its efforts. I think this is a wonderful organization worthy of support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I'm not a senior citizen myself so I haven't personally benefited from its work. But I have seen the extraordinary results it achieves on a low budget.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the capabilitiies of its web site. I understand this is already underway.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

see narrative above

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Help as many senior citizens as possible; obtain funding.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Establish more permanent sources of funding

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I first became aware of Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County when they were appointed as Conservator for a neighbor of mine who was suffering financial abuse from a woman who was supposedly "helping him". What she was doing was helping herself to his income and savings to pay for her drug habit, and her own household bills. The Senior Citizens Council was able to step in and protect this man from any further financial exploitation. Unfortunately the Senior Council was not able to get Guardianship, and so was not able to advocate for appropriate medical care, which he needed. His health rapidly declined and he soon passed away. I was thankful for all the Senior Council did, and tried to do for this man. He was a die hard New Yorker, who moved to Oregon after loosing his son, and two son-in-laws on 9/11 in the Twin Towers. He could be a grouchy old man, but he had a heart of gold. He didn't deserve to be taken advantage of by someone he thought he could trust.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I did not know that an organization like the Senior Citizens Council existed when we started helping out a disabled neighbor who was in need of some very basic services at the time. When we were approached by Sue, we discovered that they were truly there to provide all the support and active service we could have asked for. Our neighbor is in much better condition, physically, financially, and emotionally than he was before their involvement. They have also been quick to respond to other referrals we have sent their way.

 
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I was unaware of the SCC of CC when we reached out to a disabled neighbor who had been abandoned by what remaining family he had left for economic reasons. I was very defensive of our involvement with our neighbor when we were first approached by the SCC. Prior to the council's involvement, I was told our friend would have to hit bottom to receive proper care. When we received our first call from the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, I was dumbfounded! I thought that such a group was only a fantasy. They asked us to continue our support of our neighbor but, with their assistance and guidance.
I cannot imagine the stress that this council goes though each and every day. The care and compassion that's administered to their clients along with finding the funding to continue another day gives a window of hope for the future of our society.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of working with the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County for over 4 years now assisting them with some of their legal needs. I can't imagine any organization in this field working harder on behalf of their clients. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody who is looking for assistance in this area, and in fact, have recommended them many times. The people that work at the Senior Council are extremely knowledgeable, not to mention friendly, supportive, caring and a lot of fun to work with. No matter the situation, it always brightened my day when Christi B. or Sue would call or stop by the office. I'm sure they have brightened many others' days as well just by doing what they do and being who they are.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with the senior council for about the last
eight years. They have shown such compassion and support for
for their clients. They are truly a blessing in the lives of the people
who are referred to their agency..

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Senior Citizens Council is a wonderful partner assisting the most needy clients within our community. I work within Social Services and have worked in partnership with the Senior Council as they assisted in the role of Guardianship/Rep Payee/etc for clients who have no other natural supports. Everyone I have worked with puts the client first and advocates as needed to ensure their needs are met. I have to admit it can be extremely challenging when having to network with other agencies (SSA/DHS/Etc) and I have observed professionalism from their end in supporting client needs along with the flexibility in meeting at short notice...much appreciated! Kudos to the wonderful work everyone does at the Senior Council!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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