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October 30, 2013

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October 30, 2013

I first became familiar with Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County when, caregivers financially and emotionally abused my vulnerable 97- year -old Great Aunt. Our Family is extremely grateful to SCCCC for providing a secure framework to protect my Great Aunt from further abuse. I joined the SCCCC board because of my concern for other vulnerable individuals and to support the honorable service SCCCC provides for what I now know is a vast problem in our country today! Without the SCCCC program, many seniors would have no protection from financial abuse and neglect. Donors need to be informed of the important work SCCCC provides for our community and donate with confidence to this great non-profit.

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

I would find a way to provide more resources as SCCCC program works with extremely tight budgets but continues to find a way to service all who need help!

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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?

2013

October 30, 2013

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October 30, 2013

This organization has been pivotal in helping the disabled and seniors in Clackamas county. I first worked with this group when sharing clients, I as a Hospice social worker, Christie as the guardian. I have never witnessed someone Advocate so completely. The person we worked with had family that was financially taking advantage of her. She was protected from this and secure with the support of Christie. This has been true during the entire 15 years I have worked with the Senior Citizen Council.

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

Increase the amount of workers under Christie Bird so they would learn to work with her high standards.

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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?

2013

October 29, 2013

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October 29, 2013

The work of the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is unmatched. The staff are dedicated to helping and protecting our at risk seniors. The Council is able to serve so many of our elders in helping them get the assistance they need and live safer lives.

Ways to make it better...

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

Promote fundraising efforts.

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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?

2013

October 29, 2013

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1 previous review
July 20, 2011

About 6 years ago I was recruited to join the board of Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, and for the last few years I have been president. "Senior Council" as we call it, serves more than ... more

October 29, 2013

On a budget of $328,000 with 5.2 full time equivalent employees, Seniior Citizen Council of Clackamas County in 2011-2012 provided services to 564 clients, over half being victims of abuse, or neglect or self-neglecting, and victims of exploitation. We provide financial support (acting as representative payee and paying bills), connection to services so that our clients can remain in their homes and, when finally necessary, serving as Clackamas County's principal guardian and conservator. If only government could be as efficient!

Ways to make it better...

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

raise more funding to increase local services, and raise additional funds to replicate the program in other Oregon counties.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 20, 2011

About 6 years ago I was recruited to join the board of Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, and for the last few years I have been president. "Senior Council" as we call it, serves more than 1,000 clients with 4.5 FTE's on a budget comprised of fees and private contributions, making referrals to sources of senior assistance, providing our Guardianship Diversion services to 250 clients to slow down the institutionalization process, and finally to serve as Clackamas County's de facto public guardian and conservator in cases where protection is required. Rarely, if ever, has so much been done for so little money and, wit our graying, the need grows.

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

As a board member I see results. As an attorney, I have engaged Senior Council to provide assistance to clients in need

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

I would enlarge our base of contributors so that we can serve more and possibly replicate our services elsewhere

October 29, 2013

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October 29, 2013

As a board member, I am favorably impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the staff of S4C. S4C being a non-governmental organization, does not get the financial support that is usually associated with governmental agencies and must prove its worth to the public with its services.

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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?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 29, 2013
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1 previous review
July 26, 2011

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 ... more

October 29, 2013
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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.

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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

July 26, 2011

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.

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

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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

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

July 31, 2012

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July 31, 2012

I've been on the board of directors for nearly ten years. This non-profit represents the finest in not for profit organizations. We have a small staff that does an enormous amount of work to provide services for the vulnerable population in Clackamas County. I'm proud to be associated with group.

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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 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 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.

The Great!

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 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 .

The Great!

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.

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