Retirement Resources for the Portland/Vancouver Area

Retirement and good living can go hand-in-hand. Information to help make that happen is at your fingertips with these handy local government resources.

Boomers and up remember the Yellow Pages. Maybe you still get them on your doorstep each fall. Or maybe you’ve decided to opt out and save a tree or two. But you still need information, particularly when looking for resources and activities geared toward older adults. You could BingGoogleYahoo! the day away searching the internet. Or you could explore some of the handy lnks provided by the agencies on this page.

Warning: we suggest that you follow Hansel and Gretel’s example and leave a trail of bread crumbs to guide you back – there are tons of detours to take on the road to your next fun activity!

 Portland Parks and Recreation Activities Guide

http://issuu.com/portlandparks/docs/pp_r_senior_rec_winter_2016_guide_fSenior Recreation Winter Activities 2016 by Portland Parks & Recreation – issuu Winter 2016 classes for seniors in the Portland, Oregon area. Fitness, Fine Arts, Dance classes and more! Features excursions and a Hiking Program for trips to get you out and about. Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Dedicated to ensuring access to recreational, educational, and wellness opportunities for adults age 60+ throughout Portland and the surrounding areas. Senior Recreation | The City of Portland, Oregon

 

Let’s not forget those living north of the Columbia River. Here is a great resource from the fine city of Vancouver.

City of Vancouver Senior Programs

http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cmo/page/senior-programsVancouver Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of activities, including social clubs, dances, classes, sports, and day-long or overnight trips.

RSVP matches a senior volunteer’s talents and interests with the right activity. People from all walks of life contribute their skills, knowledge and time to worthwhile community efforts. Low-income seniors can work as mentors, tutors, and caregivers.

City Hall 415 W. 6th St., 2nd Floor Vancouver, Washington 98660Phone: (360) 487-8600 Find out more at: Senior Programs | City of Vancouver Washington

County governments are a good place to look for information as well.

Multnomah County Senior Centers are Hubs of Activity

https://multco.us/external-service/senior-centersThere are nine Senior Centers located throughout Multnomah County. Senior Centers offer a variety of services not available at branch offices, including legal aid counseling, health education programs and activities, e.g. dancing, tai chi, yoga.  There are generally no financial eligibility criteria for participation in Senior Center activities. Find out more at: Senior Centers | Multnomah County

Washington County is a great resource as well for dynamic older adults.

Senior Centers Serving Washington County

http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/senior-centers.cfmIn addition to the many other services provided, seniors in Washington County are encouraged to visit their local senior center during extreme weather events.

Elsie Stuhr Center 5550 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, 97005503-629-6342   Forest Grove Senior Center 2037 Douglas St.

Forest Grove, 97116503-357-2021   Hillsboro Community Center 750 SE 8th Ave.

Hillsboro, 97123503-648-3823   North Plains Senior Center 31450 NW Commercial St.

North Plains, 97133503-647-5666   Sherwood Senior Center 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd.

Sherwood, 97140503-625-5644   Tigard Senior Center 8815 SW O’Mara St.

Tigard, 97223503-620-4613   Tualatin Senior Center 8513 SW Tualatin Rd. More info at: Washington County Senior Centers.

When it comes to services for older adults living in the South Metro area, Clackamas County has it covered!

Clackamas County Senior Services Serves South Metro

CC Social Service“From transportation to in-home care, we have programs that may be able to help you and your family. We also work with community partners to advocate on behalf of older adults at the state and federal level.” The Clackamas County Senior Services page is an excellent resource when it comes to information for older adults.

As you can see, local government agencies have a lot to offer when it comes to information and services for our community. As time goes on this list will be expanded and updated to help keep you apprised of the almost unlimited opportunities available to keep yourself “Busier Now than ever before!”