Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them. By contacting your local agency you get access to critical information including:
- Available services in your area, Mobility assistance programs, meal plans & housing, Assistance in gaining access to services, Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training, respite care, supplemental services, on a limited basis.
- Facilitating an online forum where caregivers can share their experience and learn from others by asking questions, giving answers, or participating in a group discussion.
- Helping caregivers find and compare local service providers like elder law attorneys, in-home care companies and senior housing options.
Yes it's a 55 and above community.
Yes...and I have observed all of the above mentioned.
Portland Oregon has many positive attributes and some not so positive. I will focus on the positive herein: it is a beautiful place to live, there are many places for people in the 65-80+ range to live under supervised care, in private adult care facilities where people enjoy more of a 'family' atmosphere, or living care centers with minimal supervision, meals served 3x per day, activities tailored for this age group, and just all sorts of options for all budgets and needs. Transportation is excellent, community engagement is very good depending on personal interests, churches available everywhere, and there are a lot of things to do - again, depending on personal interest preferences. The mountains, the beach, are within 2-hour drive or public transportation away. There are all sorts of clubs to join, and interest-based communities to join. Education is also readily available through community colleges, universities, university extensions, online courses, etc. Working and volunteering is available/
Difficult to obtain a job, seems to be focus for a younger (20-40) generation. Young community is great and vibrant however older generation can add some insight and know how to the whole.