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Public Relations Society honors Milwaukie resident Tom Unger - Tom is on our Board of Directors.

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County benefit raises $24,500 for senior citizens in need

OREGON CITY, Ore - The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raised $24,500 at its annual fundraiser held Saturday at the Tualatin Country Club.

Proceeds will provide free and low-cost services to senior citizens in need.

“Not available anywhere else, the council's programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities,” said Tom Unger, who serves on the council’s board of directors, in a news release.

Social Services of Clackamas County also recognized Christina Bird, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council, with the John Mullin Distinguished Career Award at the benefit.

Bird, who lives in Estacada, has been employed with the agency since 1987. She was honored for her “work in the development of social policy, client advocacy and her commitment to social justice and equality.”


Photo Caption:
John Mullin (right) presents the 2014 John Mullin Distinguished Career Award to Christina Bird, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, during the council’s annual fundraiser. (Tom Unger)

-- Vickie Kavanagh

The Oregonian
vkavanagh@oregonian.com
October 17, 2014

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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Entertainer Tony Starlight to perform at fundraiser for Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County on Oct. 11

OREGON CITY, Ore. – The stars will come out the night of Saturday, Oct. 11 aTony Starlights the Senior Citizens Council holds its annual fundraising dinner and auction at Tualatin Country Club, 9145 S.W. Tualatin Road, Tualatin, Oregon.

Portland singer and comedian Tony Starlight will emcee the dinner and
perform at the event, which raises funds for the nonprofit group based in Oregon City.

Starlight has been entertaining audiences in Portland and Los Angeles for 20 years with his Vegas-style shows. In addition to performing regularly on his own stage, he tours his show to numerous theaters and has become a popular emcee for corporate and fundraising events.

The event will run 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $75. Sponsorships are available.

Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.


Bird to receive Mullin Award

Also at the dinner, the nonprofit group Social Services of Clackamas County will present its John Mullin Distinguished Career Award to Christi Bird, the Council’s executive director. The award is in recognition of Bird guiding the work of the Senior Council and protecting the well being of some of the county’s most vulnerable residents. 

For 42 years the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.


About Senior Citizens Council

Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raises almost $19,000
at dinner auction; presents Citizen for Seniors Award to two groups
 
WEST LINN, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised about $19,000 at its annual fundraising dinner and silent auction held June 22 at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

At the dinner, the Oregon City-based nonprofit group presented its 2013 Citizen for Seniors Award to the Portland Women’s Foundation and to the Newcomers Welcome Club of Lake Oswego & West Linn. Close to 120 people attended.

“These two caring groups have gone above and beyond in helping our organization and local seniors,” said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird. “They have both been among our top supporters for many years and we appreciate all they do for us.” 

Sponsored by Hillside Chapel of Oregon City and Attorney John “Jack”" Lundeen of Lake Oswego, the event featured University of Oregon Ducks broadcaster Mike “Jorgy” Jorgensen as the keynote speaker. Reporter Tony Martinez of Fox-TV Channel 12 of Portland served as emcee.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

Photo Caption #1:
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (center) chats with emcee Tony Martinez of Fox-TV (left) and keynote speaker Mike “Jorgy” Jorgensen at the nonprofit’s annual dinner auction fundraiser in West Linn on June 22. The event raised nearly $19,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens.

Photo Caption #2:
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (center) with members of the Newcomers Welcome Club of Lake Oswego & West Linn at the nonprofit Council’s annual dinner auction fundraiser in West Linn on June 22. The event raised nearly $19,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens. From left: Sherry Kuntz, first VP; Nancy Shebel, past president; Rose Stormer, philanthropic committee chair; Phyllis Mott, co-president; Jan Schmidt, past president; and Lil Brannon, publicity chair.

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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Ducks football broadcaster Mike Jorgensen to speak at fundraiser for Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County on June 22

OREGON CITY, Ore. – Duck football fever is spreading to West Linn, and it will help senior citizens who are victims of financial abuse.

JorgyMike “Jorgy” Jorgensen, broadcaster for the University of Oregon Ducks, will be the keynote speaker at an awards dinner and auction in West Linn on Saturday, June 22, to raise funds for the nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) of Oregon City.

Reporter Tony Martinez of Fox-TV Channel 12 of Portland will serve as the emcee. Martinez has been on the air in Portland for more than 20 years. He is a five-time recipient of the Associated Press “Best Traffic Reporting” award.

The event will take kick off at 6:15 p.m. and run to 9 p.m. at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road. Tickets are $50. Table sponsorships are available for $500. Hillside Chapel of Oregon City and John W. "Jack" Lundeen / Attorney PC of Lake Oswego are the presenting sponsors.

Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.

Also at the dinner, the SCCCC will present its Citizen for Seniors award to the Portland Women’s Foundation and the Newcomers Welcome Club of Lake Oswego & West Linn.

“These two organizations go way beyond the norm in support of our work serving local seniors,” said Christi Bird, executive director of the Council. “We want to do everything we can to show our thanks for their unwavering assistance.”

As the color analyst for the Ducks football radio broadcasts, Jorgensen of Eugene is one of the best known sports figures in Oregon. Coaches, quarterbacks and titles might come and go, but every Saturday during the college football season for the past 23 years, many thousands of fans have listened to Mike help call the Duck games.

Jorgensen, who quarterbacked the Ducks from 1981 to 84, is also a frequent guest on national radio sports talk shows. The Oregon native appears on a weekly Oregon football show and participates in many other Duck-related broadcast shows. For the past four years also he hosted an hour-long cable tv show that featured the team’s head coach.

At the June 22 dinner auction, Jorgensen will talk about his career as a Duck, some of the more memorable players he’s met, the upcoming season, and some of the highlights of his more than two decades viewing the team from his unique perspective.

Playing an up-tempo, unconventional style of football, the Oregon Ducks have risen to national prominence in the past few years, attracted fans from across the country, played in major bowl games and competed for the national title.

“This is the pinnacle. This is rare air. They are at the top, looking at eye level with everyone else,” said Jorgenson. “I pinch myself every day for the opportunity to broadcast Oregon football for 23 years. I never take it for granted. This is as good as it gets.”

For 41 years the SCCCC has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities. Last year the agency received the prestigious “Top-Rated Award” from Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

About Senior Citizens Council

Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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News Release - December 2012

Contact: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366  |   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 10, 2012

Oregon City seniors group named one of nation’s top nonprofits

OREGON City, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) in Oregon City has received the prestigious “2012 Top-Rated Award” from Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

The award was based on the large number of positive reviews that SCCCC received from its volunteers, donors and clients. People wrote about their personal experience with the nonprofit group. The reviews are posted at greatnonprofits.org.

For example, one person wrote in part: “There is not another program in Oregon that even comes close to advocating for and assisting seniors. Without this program, many seniors and senior's families would be left to fend for themselves.”

Another reviewer stated: “I have worked for years and with hundreds of people but the people at Clackamas County Senior Citizens Council are the finest. They work tirelessly it seems for the betterment of many unfortunate folks in our community far and wide to protect, provide and advocate for them. They literally save peoples’ lives over and over again.”

The SCCCC provides services, not available anywhere else, for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

The Council charges a small fee for its services to those who can afford it. Many of its clients are low income and receive services at no cost from the Council, which relies heavily on donations and grants to fund its work.

“It is truly an honor to be selected for this very special award and to receive such positive feedback from those we touch,” said Christi Bird. “It helps validate the work we do every day to help Clackamas County seniors overcome the impact of financial abuse.”

Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time of the year, as donors look for causes to support during the holiday season.

"The SCCCC deserves to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support," said Perla Ni, CEO of Great Nonprofits. “Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews show the on-the-ground results of the Council. This award is a form of recognition by the community.”

About Senior Citizens Council: Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Oregon.

About Great Nonprofit: Great Nonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Its mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. www.greatnonprofits.org.

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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News Release - January 2012

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County to present
Citizen for Seniors Award to Teresa Kaady at June 9 dinner auction

 
OREGON City, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) will present its 2012 Citizen for Seniors Award to Teresa Kaady, administrator at Rose Linn Vintage Place in West Linn. The 24-hour nursing residential facility, which includes a memory care unit, serves 68 clients.

The presentation will take place at the SCCCC’s annual fundraising dinner and silent auction 6:15-9 p.m. on June 9. Ticket reservations and event sponsorships for the event are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.

The event will take place at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road in West Linn. Tickets are $50. Table sponsorships are available for $500. Hillside Chapel of Oregon City is the lead sponsor.

“Teresa believes that each resident’s life story is unique and important and it shows in the care she provides,” said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird. “We  have worked with Teresa for the last 10 years. She provides us an accurate, honest assessment of each client’s needs and whether or not she can develop a care plan to meet those needs. To her credit and our good fortune, Teresa is creative and sensitive in her approach to care giving. She believes everyone deserves the best and that nursing truly has to come from the heart.” 

The event will also feature a benefit performance by standup comedian Dave Anderson, co-host of the highly rated “Mark and Dave Show” on 1190 KEX Radio in Portland and host of the long running morning television talk show “AM Northwest” on KATU-TV Channel 2. Anderson has performed at the country’s premier comedy clubs, including the world famous Improv in Los Angeles. He has appeared on numerous television shows such as: “Star Search,” Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network,” and “An Evening at the Improv.” 

SCCCC is marking its 40th anniversary this year of providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

In November 2011 Portland Monthly Magazine's Light A Fire Charity Event honored the SCCCC with its Light A Fire award as the top nonprofit organization in the region that serves senior citizens.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. (SCCC's presentation is on page two of this article). Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

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News Release - April 2012

COMEDIAN DAVE ANDERSON TO PERFORM AT FUNDRAISER IN JUNE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY

WEST LINN, Ore. - Local standup comedian Dave Anderson will provide the laughs and entertainment at an awards dinner and silent auction Saturday, June 9, 2012, to raise funds for the nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) of Oregon City. Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.

The event will take place 6:15-9 p.m. at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road in West Linn. Tickets are $50. Table sponsorships are available for $500. Hillside Chapel of Oregon City is the lead sponsor.

A nationally touring comedian, Anderson has performed at the country's premier comedy clubs, including the world famous Improv in Los Angeles. He has appeared on numerous television shows such as: "Star Search," Showtime's "Comedy Club Network," and "An Evening at the Improv." His comedy is heard around the world on Sirius and XM satellite radio. 

Most recently Anderson was a contributing writer for the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He is currently co-host of the highly rated "Mark and Dave Show" on 1190 KEX Radio in Portland and host of the long running morning television talk show "AM Northwest" on KATU-TV Channel 2. 

The event will also celebrate the SCCCC's 40th anniversary of providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Also at the dinner, the SCCCC will present its 2012 Citizen for Seniors Award to someone who provides exemplary service to local seniors.

In November Portland Monthly magazine honored the SCCCC with its Light A Fire award as the top nonprofit organization in the region that serves senior citizens.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need.

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Contact Info: Christina Bird (503) 657-1366 christi@seniorcitizenscouncil.com

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Portland Monthly's Light A Fire -- Charity Events
This was a wonderful event. We were honored for our work with seniors. The following link will take you directly to the prentation shown about the Council's work: Honoring our Seniors


Public Relations Society honors Milwaukie resident Tom Unger: Tom is on the Senior Citizens Council Board of Directors.


Published Providence Newletter


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