News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Agency offers services for seniors and disabled

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS) is offering many of its services and assistance online or by phone.

Aging & Disability Resource Connection

Get connected to local information and services for seniors and people with disabilities. For information about government or community resources to provide support for Linn County, call 1-855-ORE-ADRC. For Marion County support, call 1-866-206-4799.

Peer Talk Line

Offered by Project ABLE. Available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 503-363-3260, then press “0” to be connected with a Peer Support person. For more information, visit

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public. Call 1-800-272-3900 or visit to learn more.

Medicare Counseling

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program is a network of certified Medicare counselors who can help. The service is available by phone appointment. To contact a local SHIBA representative, call 1-800-722-4134 and enter your zip code.

HOPE Senior Peer Mentor Program

Offered by NWSDS, the program is free for people in Marion county who are age 50 or older, and would like to gain more effective coping skills to address mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. To learn more or to sign up, contact Aging and Disability Resource Connection at 503-304-3420.

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services

3410 Cherry Ave. NE

Main Line: 503-304-3400

Toll Free: 800-469-8772

TTY: 888-370-4307

General Fax: 503-304-3421


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