Clackamas County has launched a free and confidential 24/7 call-in at 503.200.1633 (or 800.282.7035) for adults older than 55 who live in Clackamas County.
Staff members are primarily trained under Lines for Life, to be well-equipped for crisis management training and suicide prevention. Staff members are also mandatory reporters and have been trained on how to fill out reports to Adult Protective Services.
The service is not for crisis only, and can be used for casual social calls – even daily.
Additionally, fiduciaries, caretakers and others can call the Senior Loneliness Line and request help.
“By investing in our older adults, we ensure that they will thrive in our community.”
Victoria Blachly is a partner at SYK, and an experienced fiduciary litigator that works with many elderly clients, cases or causes. She is also a proud Board Member for the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association Chapter.