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A Beacon of Support: Hoodland Senior Center’s
Vision for Seniors’ Well-being

By Brittany Kintigh,
Hoodland Senior Center

A Beacon of Support: Hoodland Senior Center’s
Vision for Seniors’ Well-being

Nestled between Mt Hood Village RV resort and Highway 26 is a beacon of care and compassion: The Hoodland Senior Center. With Oregon’s aging population flourishing, and surpassing national averages, the Center has plans to extend its support to more seniors in our community than ever before.
At the core of Hoodland Senior center is the mission to encourage healthy, active lives and build community with seniors by providing access to healthcare services, social activities, and economic stability. Guided by this purpose of empowerment, the dedicated staff and volunteers make it possible to provide much needed services to our community.
Presently, an array of programs are open for new referrals and ready to assist those over the age of 60 or individuals with disabilities. From the comfort of their homes, seniors can partake in the Meals on Wheels program by simply dialing 503-622-3331. Financial assistance through the Low-Income Energy Assistance program stands ready to lend support to those in need. Volunteer drivers eagerly await the opportunity to escort seniors to medical appointments, while monthly outings to the grocery store add a sprinkle of joy to daily life. Opportunities for connection and companionship are plentiful through weekly exercise classes and exciting outings. Folks can also plan a social gathering and rent space at the Center.
Under the visionary leadership of our new Executive Director, Carianne Stearns, and the impassioned stewardship of our Board of Directors, the Center is charting a course toward a welcoming, inclusive, and healthy future. Plans are underway to expand our services, ensuring that no senior in our community feels alone or neglected.
As a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to help fuel our mission. Your support, whether through donations or participation in our upcoming rummage sale and BBQ on August 2nd and 3rd (at the Lion’s Club in Welches), ensures that seniors receive the attention and access to resources they deserve.
Hoodland Senior Center volunteer opportunities are open to anyone looking to give back to the community through a current program or future initiatives. Join us in empowering and enriching the lives of seniors.

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