Certified ombudsman volunteer training set for September

Training to become a Certified Ombudsman Volunteer will begin Sept. 10 in the Portland area. These volunteers advocate for seniors who are living in long term care facilities and are trained to educate, investigate, and advocate for the rights of the resident and learn to be a problem solver.

Omsbudsman volunteers often are the first to spot and report elder abuse, but they also can resolve many quality of care issues independently to meet the rights and desires of the resident.

The application deadline is Aug. 22, 2014.

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent watchdog agency of the State of Oregon. It is dedicated to protecting the rights, safety and dignity of the residents of nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes.

To report a concern about a long-term care facility, call 800-522-2602, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To apply visit to download an application or contact Gretchen Jordan, volunteer coordinator, at 1-800-522-2602.

Grad Night Committee seeking support for 2015 event

Wilsonville High School “Grad Night 2015” looking for donations and business support

Wilsonville High School’s “Grad Night 2015” is a parent-sponsored, school-supported, safe, sober and substance free all-night party for seniors who are graduating from Wilsonville High School June 2015. The goal of the party is to provide a very healthy, safe and fun celebration for these students who have completed such a milestone in their lives.

Each year approximately 95 percent of graduating seniors attend the party. The event is highly chaperoned and the facility is secure for the safest environment throughout the evening.

This party is only possible with the support of parents and community members, including many local businesses. This year the Grad Nigh Committee have several opportunities for support of this event including sponsorships, marketing partnerships, as well as in-kind and donation needs. Whatever support you can provide is greatly appreciated.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring or donating needed goods to Grad Night 2015, please contact Chairperson, Elissa Scott at 503-939-0888.

Grad Night 2015 is a non-profit organization and runs exclusively on fundraisers and donations and is supplemented by the low student registration fee. All donations will receive an official tax donation receipt.

Vlahos Drive closed temporarily

SW Vlahos Drive between the Windfield Village retirement center and Town Center Loop East is scheduled to be closed temporarily starting on August 18 for six to eight weeks.

According to the city of Wilsonville, while the road is closed a detour route will be available using Courtside Drive. During the road closure, contractors will realign Vlahos Drive to intersect with Canyon Creek Road, which is being extended from south of Boeckman Road to connect with Town Center Loop East.

The new road will feature sidewalks, bike lanes, and the realigned Vlahos Drive is scheduled to open in November.

During the temporary road closure, traffic on Courtside Drive will increase and motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution as they pass through the residential neighborhood. 

“The Canyon Creek Road extension project will provide an additional route that offers more north-south travel options for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the east side of Wilsonville,” said Nancy Kraushaar, city community development director.

A map of the detour route is available at

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