Listed below are community resources we believe benefit older and vulnerable adults. If you have additional suggested resources, please contact us. The "*" indicates local resources.
 

General Help

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of SW Washington*

The hub for senior and vulnerable adult services in Southwest Washington. They operate an information and assistance hotline to answer questions and direct callers to services.

 

The Boomer's Roadmap for Aging in Place

Aging in place is an attractive option for many baby boomers and retirees who value independence and living life on their own terms. Home City Real Estate provides some tips on how to plan ahead.

 

Community Living Connections*

A comprehensive database of senior service providers in Washington state. Users can search by location and need. There are also resources to help users plan long-term care.

 

Flash Love*

A faith-based organization that does "flash mob"-style volunteer work. They also operate a moving company that offers reduced-rate moving services to those in need.

 

Helpguide.org

Tips for choosing assisted living facilities and making the transition for yourself and/or a loved one.

 

Meals on Wheels

Enriches the lives of seniors, and assists them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. 

 

MedlinePlus

Having a healthy lifestyle can help you to deal with normal aging changes and make the most of your life. It is also important to understand what to expect.

 

Moving Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Seniors

Moving can be stressful. YourStorageFinder.com helps guide you through the process, addressing special considerations for our aging population.

 

Nutrition Guide for the Aging

As your body changes, so do its dietary needs. RetailMeNot provides a guide to healthy nutrition, focused on the needs of the aging.

 

Resources for Life*

Part of Vancouver Parks and Rec's 50 and Better program; designed to provide information about housing, transportation, mental health or other aging related areas. Weekly clinics are held at the Luepke Senior Center.

 

Retirement Connection*

Providing resources for those 50 and better and the providers that serve them via print, website, and networking.

 

Retirement Resources for Boomers and Seniors

RetiredBrains offers information on retirement, estate planning, mortgages, and more.

 

Senior Centers*

With dedicated spaces at Firstenburg and Marshall Community Center and a wealth of activities happening around the City and across the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver seniors will find an experience that's right for them.

 

Senior Sleep Guide

Insomnia is a problem for over 50% of adults in the U.S. over the age of 65. Tuck has created a guide to help combat this issue.

 
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Volunteer Connections/Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP)*

Helps people find ways to serve the communities of Clark County as a volunteer! The opportunities are endless!

 

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services*

Although the department is made up of numerous administrations, they all have one mission: to transform lives. The DSHS provides information for people of all ages and abilities. You can also report abuse here.

 
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Washington State Department of Labor & Industries*
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void contractor fraud by verifying that employers and building trades contractors are registered as a business in Washington and in good standing with L&I.

 
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YWCA Clark County*

The YWCA's SafeChoice Program advocates for, educates, and supports those affected by domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Hotline:

800-799-7233

 

Transportation Assistance

Human Services Council - Sponsor-A-Ride*
Transportation options for older adults who are not eligible for publicly funded programs yet because of frequency of need or a fixed income cannot afford private pay options.

 

Human Services Council - 1 Call 1 Click*
Simple, easy-to-use transportation assistance, with special options for veterans and those traveling for Medicaid care.

 

Legal Aid/law enforcement

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Adult Protective Services*

Receives and investigates reports of allegations of abuse, abandonment, neglect, self-neglect and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults living in the community and in facilities.

 

Northwest Justice Project*
Provides free legal information, advice, limited assistance, representation, community education, outreach and other community based advocacy for low-income people in Washington.

NJP operates the CLEAR hotlines for legal assistance.

 

Legal Planning for Dementia and Alzheimer's

A comprehensive guide for people with dementia or Alzheimer's and their families from Just Great Lawyers.

 
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Vancouver Police Department*

Through the Vancouver Police Department, you can report a crime or request a wellness check on a vulnerable adult.

If someone is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1

 

Washington Law Help*
A free, detailed database of legal resources, guides, and tools. Offers some resources for those looking to represent themselves in court. Also provides information on free legal aid programs in Washington, including eligibility and contact information.

 
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Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman*

Advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. They are trained to receive complaints and resolve problems in situations involving quality of care, use of restraints, transfer and discharge, abuse and other aspects of resident dignity and rights.

 

LGBTq Advocacy

SAGE Metro Portland*
Organizes social events and offers housing assistance for LGBT seniors in the Portland metro area. Also does community outreach and diversity training for care providers.

 

Q Center*
Offers senior services and resources for LGBT elders through the *eRa* (Encouraging Respect for Aging) program. Also does advocacy for the LGBT disabled community.

 

Medical Assistance

A Caring Closet*
Provides used durable medical equipment free of charge to seniors and vulnerable adults in need.

 

veterans

Senior Veterans Service Alliance

List of appeals agents, advocates, and eldercare services across the country, in addition to information about benefits, assisted living, home care, medicaid planning, and elder law related to those who have served our country.

 
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Veteran Benefits Guide

The latest U.S. Census brief puts the number of veterans over 65 at over 12.4 million. There is a host of resources to know about in your retirement years.