Hollywood Senior Ctr-Community for Positive Aging

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Hollywood Senior Center- Community for Positive Aging (CFPA) was established in 1973 to promote the health, independence, and well-being of adults 55 & older and low-income adults living in affordable housing. We support vulnerable, low-income adults in living independently with case management, information and assistance, health & wellness activities, food and social services in Portland. Formerly the Hollywood Senior Center, we are in the process of changing our name to “Community for Positive Aging” to better reflect our geography and services, especially our direct services for low-income seniors. With this transition, Hollywood Senior Center, the Giving Tree, and the Asian Food Pantry have all become programs of the Community for Positive Aging in 2021. The Giving Tree serves low-income properties with customized resident services to insure housing stability, removal of isolation, health, socialization and community building through partnerships with businesses and nonprofits. This includes the Asian Food Pantry, a culturally specific food provision program of the Giving Tree. CFPA is a caring and healthy organization that encourages intergenerational relationships, recognizes the wisdom and experience of its elders, and demonstrates awareness and respect for the aging process. Seniors have access to a full spectrum of services, including social, emotional, educational and recreational opportunities appropriate to their unique needs and interests. We value, appreciate and encourage the important contributions of older adults in our community and empower people of all ages to achieve happy, healthy aging.

Supporting older adults’ independence and quality of life is even more critical during COVID-19. Older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income minorities are being displaced by rising housing costs at a disproportionate rate. There is a lack of affordable and reliable transportation, which is a critical component to receiving quality health care, preventing abuse and social isolation, having access to nutritious foods, and connecting to other community-based services. Racial, ethnic, and cultural minority elders are less likely to access services or have awareness of resources available, and people experiencing chronic conditions or disability want more health education and support specific to their needs. COVID-19 will also likely change aging and retirement long-term such that more adults are aging in place, which makes this work even more critical.

HSC-CFPA is adapting to these emerging needs of the communities we serve. We are finding new ways to fulfill our mission by providing critical support services, connecting seniors and low-income older adults  to technology and virtual community, and increasing our case management and direct services to provide more wraparound support. We play a vital role in referral and assistance with critical resources and needs, vaccinations, health care, housing, technology support, and transportation. We are supporting our clients remotely in their homes around increased health and behavioral health concerns, depression, social isolation, and food insecurity; delivering food and PPE, signing seniors and low-income older adults in subsidized housing up to get vaccines and coordinating transportation, keeping them connected to avoid social isolation and depression and providing resources and consistent outreach.

Tax-deductible contributions help us meet increasing demand for services and enable us to expand essential services most needed.  Please know that a gift at any level is greatly appreciated.  

 


Organization Data

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Organization name

Hollywood Senior Ctr-Community for Positive Aging

other names

The Giving Tree

Tax id (EIN)

23-7291187

Categories

Health Community Volunteer

Address

1820 NE 40TH AVE
PORTLAND, OR 97212

Phone

(503) 288-8303

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