Senior Loneliness Line
We partnered with nonprofit Lines For Life to launch the Senior Loneliness Line, a 24/7 crisis line that will offer help to older adults and their loved ones in the county.
This free, confidential service is designed for adults 55 and older living in Clackamas County who may be isolated or lonely. Volunteers and staff are specially trained in working with older adults, and can provide ongoing support, connect you with resources or just listen.
Sometimes knowing there is someone who cares and wants to listen can be of great help. Call 503-200-1633 or visit their website.
We are proud to be part of Oregon's effort to invest in senior behavioral health. By investing in our older adults, we ensure that they will thrive in our community.
Today 15.4% of Oregonians are 65 years or older. By 2030, that number will increase to 20%, with the over 75 age group growing even faster.
Nationally, this trend impacts behavioral health in the following ways:
- 15-20% of older adults have depression, which if untreated leads to other health problems including negative change in memory, loss of interest in activities, isolated behavior, trouble sleeping, and more
- Men aged 75 and older have the highest suicide rate
- Up to 15% of older adults are at-risk drinkers
- Up to 23% of older adults deal with prescription drug misuse
- Effective collaboration, care coordination, and well-trained workers will ensure the health, safety, and independence of older adults
To learn how you can be the connection, Kim Jackson-Whitely at email@example.com.