Aging & Disability Services
“Life changes, and sometimes you need a little help”
We serve seniors (people age 60 and older), people with disabilities age 18 and older, and veterans. We’re here to identify resources that will let them live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Our services include:
- a 24-hour helpline that serves as the “front door” to all resources available to seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans
- helping people identify and enroll in government programs such as Medicaid and Food Stamps
- identification and investigation of possible abuse against seniors and people with disabilities
- guardianship services for people who are unable to make decisions for themselves,
- licensing and monitoring of adult care homes, which provide housing and other services in small, family-type settings
- coordination of services with Seniors Centers and other community partners outreach to ethnic minority populations
Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) HELPLINE: 503-988-3646 provides 24-hour information and assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers.
News and Announcements
4/24/13 - 8:30 am
Are you interested in senior health? Want to learn about how to protect elders from financial fraud or abuse? Need help figuring out how to access Multnomah County services? Join Commissioner Loretta Smith in a senior town hall meeting.
1/15/13 - 9:30 am
Multnomah County's STAR-C program can help... STAR-C is a free 6-week, in-home educational program for family caregivers. We help by giving you the tools you need to successfully navigate the uncertainty that comes with this disease. Please call for a screening if your loved one has any of the following behaviors:
12/17/12 - 9:51 am
Since February 2012, ADS and district senior centers have launched an in-home safety program called the Elder Safe Project. This innovative and collaborative project is made possible by the generous support of Providence Health & Services Lifeline Program, a medical alert service designed to allow individuals to access help simply by pressing a button they wear.
10/1/12 - 9:44 am
ADSD's 2013-2016 Area Plan outlines priorities for serving older adults and people with disabilities during the next four years, highlighting goals and objectives, demographic data, program informa
8/17/12 - 8:15 am
Have you been asked to pay someone to process your VA Pension? If you have, you may be a victim of Pension Poaching. “Pension Poachers” are part of a growing industry of unscrupulous financial advisors and attorneys who target vulnerable seniors applying for veterans benefits. They operate by charging people to help with veterans’ benefits applications and selling unsuitable financial products that may tie up assets or make seniors ineligible for Medicaid benefits. You should never be charged to apply for veterans’ benefits.