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July 30, 2011

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July 30, 2011

I have had the good fortune of working with Senior Council since 1974. As a case manager for seniors, I was delighted to find their services for my client. When assigned to Adult Protective Services, I started working closely with their guardianship/conservatorship program, and later became a member of their advisory board. I continue to serve on the board after my retirement from government service because of the dedication of staff, and quality service from the organization. They fill many of the gaps in social services in Clackamas County, while operating with the very limited funds that is the pligt of many non-profits.

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

Many ways. As a professional referring clients, as a member of the board and as a volunteer.

Ways to make it better...

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

Clone their exceptional staff.

July 28, 2011

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July 28, 2011

I am constantly impressed with the dedicaton and determination of the staff of Senior Council. The mission fills a much needed gap in services to seniors in Clackamas County. The organization accomplishes so much on a limited budget. Each day in our community lives are touched by the work of this organization. I have been on the board for almost two years. In that time I have seen first-hand the hard work put forth to provide services to this vurnerable population. I am proud to be affiliated with this group and proud for my business to be affilated as a sponsor.

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

seeing the positive impact the senior council is making on the lives of seniors.

Ways to make it better...

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

like to see additional funding. There are so many more people we could serve if only funding were available.

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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

What is its top priority in the long run?

increased funding to more fully serve this growing populaton.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 28, 2011

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July 28, 2011

I found Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County by pure luck. My mother had suffered a series of small stroaks which involved several health complications. After becoming widowed, she was on a very limited income and had no skills of managing her money or monthly bills. The health issues combined with the unmagability of her finances were too much for me to handle alone.

The Senior Citizen Coucil has helped get my mom back on track while allowing her to keep her home. They have worked long and hard to get her monthly payments lowered, additional assistance in areas needed and they communicated with me every step of the way.

They truly have my mothers best interest at heart and I feel blessed to have her in their program.

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

My family life.

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

I would not make any changes. If anything I'd like to see more funding givin to them to continue to help the senior citizen population that so desperatly needs it.

July 28, 2011

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July 28, 2011

I have had the most wonderful experiences working with Senior Citizens Council. I have been fortunate to be asked to be a part of the advisory committee, work for an agency that can contact SCC when needing assistance with a person who may need guardianship/conservatorship, and a citizen of the county in which they serve. The staff are the most kind, caring, compassionate advocates and go beyond their scopes of the program to insure safety, health, and well-being for each of the most vulneralbe individuals they serve. I can call anytime with questions and get immediate response. I cannot express enough gratitude to this group of people/program who make this a wonderful option/resource available for someone who may not have any safe, caring people in their lives.

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

Consulting and assistance with guardianship/conservatorship for a person in need.

Ways to make it better...

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

Advocate for more funding so staff could best serve the people in Clackamas County who are one of the most vulnerable population in our county.

July 26, 2011

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July 26, 2011

I have served on this board for over ten years. I am so proud to be a part of this organization. We help meet the needs of so many seniors in Clackamas county and strive to help them stay in their homes whenever possible. The staff is extremely skilled and selfless.
Ialso turned to this
organization for help when my mother moved in with us and needed extra care and attention when I was at work. They provided me with several excellent care providers .

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

I have experienced results when I received an excellent referral for in-home care for my mother. My concern for my mother and her needs was great. The help I received through Senior Council more than met my expectations.

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

I cannot think of any changes that I would make.

July 25, 2011

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July 25, 2011

I sit on the advisory committee for the Sr. Citizens Council and primarily deal with the guardianship/conservatorship aspect of the program. I have been a member of the advisory committee for over 15 years. This is a volunteer position.

Although a few of the program clients are capable
of private pay, the vast majority of interventions deal with poor, non-private paying individuals who are unable to care for themselves either financially, physically, emotionally or mentally. These are seniors who have been subjected to abuse from family, care-providers or strangers. Many times, they have no other support in the community or from family. Social services, law enforcement, and the judicial system has in many cases become involved. And we are not talking about our youth or the mainstream of society. We are dealing with the most vulnerable, the elderly of society, our parents and grand-parents.

I have seen many of those who would otherwise have died an early death or been cheated from their remaining assets, protected and placed in a proper setting where they can be assisted both medically and financially. Many have made tremendous recoveries and have been able to live a life in peace and good health. This would never have happened without this program and the tremendously hard work of Christie and Lousie, and all others who work in the program.

I see the staff working beyond call. I see this essential work being performed on a shoe string budget. Funding of the program is always a stressor. Fund raising is a time consuming and distracting mechanism which effectively distracts from the underlying work that needs to be performed.

I have enjoyed my work with the committee and am hoping to continue to volunteer for as long as needed. I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping those seniors who need our help the most. It is a great program and deserves the accolades that it receives and a proper source of funding that it deserves.

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

Its fundraising gala which details the success stories of the program over the course of the year. I personally witness the dedication and strength of character of those who work for the organization.

Ways to make it better...

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

Have a more dedicated source of funding that makes it unnecessary to directe time and efforts away from the central goals of the program. Bring on more employees in order to broaden the base of those we can help.

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