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Senior Services

Senior Services Programs provide a variety of services for seniors in Columbia County who are 60 years of age and over.

The services are provided under the federal Older American’s Act Programs and include services such as, but not limited to: preventative health, legal services, home delivered meals, and other services to help seniors stay in their own homes.

The Senior Program also provides a trained case manager specialist to provide direct senior client contact and support for in-home services programs such as respite care and Oregon Project Independence Programs. The in-home services programs places a trained care provider to help the senior with activities of daily living to help them stay in their own home.


Options Counseling - provides seniors over 60 and people with disabilities over 18 years of age with the information they need on both current and long-term care services and supports in order to live independently in their community, regardless of disability or income. Options Counselors are trained to work with you, family members and/or significant others to connect you to vital resources and services that fit your current situation and preferences and allow you to stay in your home. Options Counseling is FREE service.

Oregon Project Independence - The purpose of the program was to provide a “safety net” for those individuals 60 years of age and over who did not qualify for Medicaid because of income or resources but still needed help in their homes because of inability to perform daily tasks.

SeniorRespite Care is a temporary, short term relief, for families who are providing direct care to another family member. Family caregivers need to take a break on a regular basis to cope with the stress of constant care giving. Respite care provides this break. For more specific information please call 503-397-3511 or email.

Click here for a printable summary of Respite Program Information


1.  Your gift of only $ 9.23 would provide one hour of respite care for a family care provider who is caring for a family member with a serious disease or disabling condition.

2.   Your gift of $10.00 per month would provide 14 hrs of respite care.

3.  Your gift of $500.00 would prove and average of four hours a month of respite care for one full year to a family care provider caring for a family member with a serious disabling condition.

4.  Your gift of $150.00 would provide one month of in-home direct care services to one vulnerable senior through our Oregon Project Program

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Senior Services in Columbia County

Elder Abuse

Finding a Home Care Worker

How to Keep Home Care Worker Information Current

Meals on Wheels Brochure

Meals on Wheels Information

Options Counseling

Registry and Referral System – Homecare worker registry information

RCI Reach (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health)