Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter - Information, referral and counseling services for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other related disorders. For information, call (800) 272-3900 (24 hours a day).
Astoria Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Family Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Clatsop Care Center, 646 16th St., in the first floor conference room. The support group is open to all family members of persons with dementias and is sponsored by the Clatsop Care Center Health District. For information, call Rosetta Hurley at (503) 325-0313, ext. 216, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clatsop Community Action - (503) 325-1400. Respite care services, low-income energy assistance, emergency food assistance, housing information, emergency personal care items.
ENCORE: Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education - (503) 338-2408. An association of retirement-age people. Provides a wide assortment of educational experiences for individuals older than 50.
Elder Friendship Line - (800) 971-0016. Available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; crisis calls taken 24/7.
Food Pantries - (503) 325-1400. Clatsop Community Action serves six food pantries in Clatsop County through the Oregon Food Bank Network. Call for area locations and hours.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - (888) 245-4091. Provides free services in civil cases to low income people.
Lifespan Respite - (503) 325-1400. Provides information, referral, training and paid respite for family caregivers.
Grief Support Groups
Astoria - 4:30 to 6 p.m. third Tuesday at Columbia Memorial Hospital, 2111 Exchange St. For information, call Rebecca Worth at (503) 338-6230.
Seaside - Call (503) 717-7260 for a current schedule at Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Rd.
Loaves and Fishes - (503) 325-9693. Provides hot meals to people older than 60.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273 - TALK (8255). A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service for anyone in a suicidal crisis. TTY users should dial (800) 799-4TTY (4889).
National Alliance on Mental Illness - (800) 950-NAMI (6264) or locally, (503) 717-1835. Separate support groups for people with mental illness and families of those with mental illness are available.
Northwest Oregon Housing Authority - (503) 861-0119. Rent assistance based on income.
NorthWest Senior and Disability Services - (503) 861-4202 or (800) 442-8614. Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities. Medicaid services, food stamps, information and assistance, family caregiver support services, Medicare choice assistance, home delivered meals, senior meal sites and senior peer counseling.
Oregon Home Care Commission Registry and Referral System - (877) 867-0077, www.or-hcc.org. Provides lists of home care workers available to hire.
Partners for Seniors - (503) 717-2496. Serves South Clatsop County seniors with volunteer visits, transportation, light housekeeping, yard work, minor home repairs, daily phone calls.
Clatsop Behavioral Health After Hours Crisis Line - (503) 325-5724.
Astoria Senior Center - (503) 325-3231. Recreational programs, companionship, refreshments, Internet access.
Bob Chisholm Community and Senior Center - (503) 738-7393. Group meal site, recreational activities, information, AARP meetings.
Warrenton Community and Senior Center - (503) 861-3502. Senior meal site, recreational programs, companionship.
Veteran Benefits - (800) 827-1000.