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Clackamas County officials to present on programs helping local elderly, disabled people

Clackamas County officials are inviting the public to learn about life-changing volunteering opportunities from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Clackamas County Public Services Building's Room 369, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

"Volunteering is a good way to keep yourself active, doing good and making a contribution to help others who are less fortunate or unable to do what they need to stay alive," said Raymond Peterson, a local retired Navy veteran, who regularly drives other veterans to their necessary appointments.

"If you can volunteer even once or twice a week, go ahead and do it," he said. "There are an awful lot of people out there who need the help. It's something you can be proud of doing."

Volunteers needed for the following positions:

Money Management Program: Volunteers help protect individuals living with disabilities from financial abuse and potential eviction. Adults selected for this program have limited assets and income and need help managing their finances.

These individuals often have no one in their lives to support them. Learn more at clackamas.us/socialservices/money.html.

Transportation Reaching People: Provide a shared ride service for Clackamas County residents over 60, or with a disability, who need transportation to essential appointments and errands.

Volunteers serve as a lifeline for individuals who lack transportation access. Volunteers provide door-to-door transportation using their own vehicle and can receive mileage reimbursements. Learn more at clackamas.us/socialservices/transportation.html.

Senior Companion: If you're age 55 or older and live on a limited income, you can serve a minimum of five hours weekly. These volunteers provide companionship, socialization and support to other isolated seniors while receiving a small hourly stipend and mileage reimbursements for their service.

Learn more at clackamas.us/socialservices/companions.html.

Refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Interested parties may contact Wendy Hays at 503-650-5796 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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