Support Groups & Services

12/1/2021 Update: Hollywood Senior Center is not yet open for unscheduled activities.  We continue to offer a variety of virtual programs, as well as in-person programs by appointment.  Please check the Virtual Events Calendar virtual classes via Zoom. At this time we require all participants for in-person programming to wear a mask and be vaccinated. 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
(2nd Wednesday), 2:00–3:30pm • FREE
(4th Sunday), 2:00–3:30pm • FREE
Caregivers and family members come to share ideas for
coping and caring, meet new friends who can identify with
what you are going through. Drop-ins welcome.
Family Caregivers Support Group
(1st & 3rd Tuesdays), 10:00–11:30am • FREE
Families, partners and other caregivers of older adults are
welcomed to attend this support group. It is led by a trained
facilitator and retired RN. This is a safe place to discuss the
stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a
loved one.
Nutrition, Health and Wellness

(2nd Monday), 9:30–11:00am • FREE
Bring your stories about your relationship with food and find
a place of support and encouragement while we explore all
things from food and nutrition to our more personal food related
struggles and successes. All are welcome! Facilitated
by Gail Adams, MScN (Master of Science in Nutrition).

Family Caregiver Assistance / Advocacy

Available upon self-referral • FREE
Call 503-288-8303
Free assistance from our professional Social Work staff
is available to family and concerned caregivers who are
serving people aged 60 and older. We provide needs
assessment, care planning and coordination of respite and
in-home services to caregivers.

Support Group for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising and Parenting Children

1st Monday of the month from 10:00-

LOCATION: Bridge Meadows – Library Room
8502 N. Wayland Ave., Portland
This support group is for grandparents and other older
relatives, such as aunts and uncles, who find themselves
raising and parenting children unexpectedly. Whatever
your situation, one thing is clear; your life has changed
with the addition of someone else’s children. Whether
these changes bring happiness or sadness, they most
certainly bring stress. Understanding and finding proper
ways to deal with stress is vital for our own emotional
and physical health as well as that of the children.

Multnomah County Veterans’ Services

Mondays, 9:00am–4:00pm by hourly appt. • FREE
Donations welcome. (Closed January 20.)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To register, call the
Veterans’ Service Officer at 503-988-8387
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are entitled to certain
benefits. The Veterans’ Services Office of Multnomah County
will help you navigate and advocate for any benefits you
may be entitled to.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits

(1st & 3rd Weds.), 9:00am–4:00pm • FREE
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Call 503-288-8303
Free help with Medicare and other health insurance
provided by trained volunteers associated with Multnomah
County Aging & Disability Services. SHIBA services are for
all Medicare beneficiaries, their family members, caregivers
and advocates. Call for more information and to make an
Senior Law Project Legal Clinic
Fridays, 9:00–11:30am by half-hour appt. • FREE
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Call 503-288-8303
This free service is provided by Legal Aid Services of Oregon
and affiliated volunteer attorneys. It is for people aged
60 and older, who are residents of Multnomah County.
Appointments are for 30 minutes.