The consequences of senior loneliness and isolation can be alarming and even harmful. Loneliness in seniors can be twice as dangerous as obesity and as damaging to one’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. As a result, we are pleased to introduce a phone center designed to meet the needs of lonely seniors.
Earlier this year, Clackamas County Behavioral Health and nonprofit Lines for Life launched 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 service is designed for adults 55 and older living in Clackamas County who may be isolated or lonely. Our team of volunteers and staff are specially trained in working with older adults, and we can provide ongoing support, connect you or someone you know with resources, or just listen. Your information is completely confidential.
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 our communities will thrive.
Sometimes knowing there is someone who cares and wants to listen can be of great help.
Call 503-200-1633 or 800-282-7035
If you are interested in volunteering to answer calls, please contact [email protected].