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July 20, 2012

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July 20, 2012

I have worked for years and with hundreds of people but the people at Clackamas County Senior Citizens Council are the finest. They work tirelessly it seems for the betterment of many unfortunate folks in our community far and wide to protect, provide and advocate for them. They literally save peoples' lives over and over again. The Council is always there for support as we work together to care for a multitude of unfortunate folks who have for one reason or another been left behind, been forgotten or have even been exploited and abused. All that comes to an end unter the Councils' oversight and support. It is a great pleasure of mine to be associated with the Senior Citizens Council Teresa Kaady, Administrator, Rose Linn Vintage Place

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

working for and caring for and making decisions regarding the wellfare of residents under the Clackamas County Senior Citizens Council

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

allot them more funds and grants to further their work for others and to spotlight their organization for others to be aware of their work for future support and involvement

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

honest, gentle and sincere attitude of every individual that works for their organization

July 19, 2012

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July 19, 2012

Senior Citizens Council has served vulnerable adults in Clackamas County for years. As a medical social worker at a local hospital, I have seen first hand how they have helped many of our patients who were being abused or neglected. Senior Citizens Council staff visit residents of Clackamas County in their homes really getting to know each individual situation so they understand all of the circumstances in order to provide compassionate and ethical care. Their primary goal is to help each person they serve be as independent as possible and still be safe and protected from those who may take advantage of them. Senior Council is the only organization providing conservatorship and guardianship services at reasonable cost in Clackamas County. They are a wonderful group committed to service.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 18, 2012

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July 18, 2012

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is an exemplary non-profit that makes a huge impact with very few resources. We have no public guardian in Clackamas County and Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is the only resource when a senior is being exploited, in need of protection and with no one to help. This agency not only provides guardianship and conservator services but acts as an advocate and meets needs that no one else can meet. I have worked with this agency as a community partner and was very proud to be selected as a board member. I plan to have an active role in this organization for many years to come.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 17, 2012

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July 17, 2012

This service has provided our family with great guidance for the care of my sister, Anne Schneider. She is in a home with outstanding care. The Senior Council sold all her property and has manage her finances thru the whole process. They have been a relief to us at every turn. Thank you for all you have done. Bob Graham

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

The Senior Council helps to protect people who are most vulnerable generally because of their age. I’ve been involved in a number of cases where neglect and or abuse was involved before our intervention. Was most satisfying to be part of the solution. The organization is clearly run in a fiscally sound manner.

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

I've given the Senior Council my professional services so I've seen their work "up close".

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

Find a way to replicate their service so that it would be available to more seniors in our area.

July 31, 2011

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July 31, 2011

Over the past several years I have had the priviledge to assist the Senior Citizens Council with monetary as well as time donations. They assist seniors and disabled adults whom have been abused in one way or another. I have enjoyed volunteering for them at their annual fund raising event.

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

Was given information to help my aging parents set up provisions for their upcomming future.

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

I would figure out a way to give them continual funding.

July 31, 2011

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July 31, 2011

I have served as a part time Fund Development Consultant for Senior Citizens Council for the last 4 years. In my 30 years in this profession, I have worked with many non-profits and have interacted with many types of Board and Staff. I’ve seen the good, bad and those I want to forget.

Senior Citizens Council’s staff and board members are one of the best non-profits for which I have worked, both in their mission of service, dedication of staff and board, as well as commitment to improve and grow. They continue to impress me with their strong dedication to and support of their mission, services and their clients. In the last couple of years, we have been able to upgrade the profile of the Board, adding members who can outreach and spread the word about Senior Council to the community.

In the process of preparing their direct mail appeal letters, I have talked with several of Senior Citizen clients or their family members. Their gratitude and praise of Senior Citizens Council services is unbounded, and they are truly appreciative of the services received. As the Sister of one client said, “My Brother would have been out on the street and probably dead long ago if it wasn’t for Senior Council’s care and help with his finances and living arrangements.

I encourage anyone seeking a very worthwhile “Investment” of your donated funds or other types of help, I ask you to seriously consider Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County. Your “Investment” will literally save and change lives, each and every day!

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

I have not personally experienced the results of Senior Council services, but have talked with their clients or their relatives about the value of their work.

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

Our challenge is to Identify, Involve and Ask a greater number of individuals, businesses, etc. to Invest in the mission and services of Senior Citizens Council.

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

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?

I was asked to conduct a "Fund Development Audit" of the organization, and then was retained for professional services

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

Increase its profile in the community, and add new potential donors to our mailing list and event invitation list.

What is its top priority in the long run?

In the terms of Fund Development, secure the funding needed to hire a full time Development Director to continue the Identification, Involvement and Investment. This will help to take the organization to a new level to provide services to the many who are currently not served due to budget constraints.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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.

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