Legal Service for the Older Adults and Emergency Prepareness

Where do you turn when an older adult needs help with a wide range of legal issues? There are several legal services that focus on assisting the more vulnerable elderly population. Priorities include assuring that seniors obtain the financial and medical assistance essential to their well being and stopping financial, physical or psychological abuse of elders. Other services provide extensive community education programs through which elders and workers serving the elderly are educated about elders’ rights and protections under the law.

Elders in Action in partnership with the Multnomah Bar Foundation will explore some of these services in the next topic of our Elder Safety Net Series called:
Legal Services for the Elderly
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:00 am -12:00 pm

Guardian Partners Office, 

10814 NE Halsey, Portland, OR 97220
(109th & NE Halsey St)

Our local panel of experts are:
  • Kristy Wood, Executive Director of Guardian Partners. Guardian Partners’ mission is to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults, people experiencing disabilities, and children by monitoring guardianships and educating court-appointed guardians and money managers.
  • Kristen McCall, Attorney, Pickett Dummigan LLP.  Pickett Dummigan LLP, Portland personal injury law firm, that bring more than 100 years of combined experience to people in the Pacific Northwest.
Parking available on site. Public transportation on Line 77-Broadway/Halsey. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP email here or call 503-235-5474.

Get Prepared for both Long and Short Term Emergencies


Everyone has heard about the threat of a major earthquake on the Cascadian fault but you should also be aware of the hazards of heat emergencies that will be coming as our summers get hotter.
Elders in Action in cooperation of Multnomah County Emergency Preparedness andPortland Fire & Rescue will be doing a training on emergency preparations for both situations on Wednesday, May 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Ride Connection (9955 NE Glisan St., Portland OR).
  • Jennifer Masotja from Multnomah County Emergency Preparedness will discuss,“Preparing for Cascadia”
  • Kim Kosmas from Portland Fire & Rescue will focus on “Dealing with Heat Emergencies in Portland’s Rapidly Changing Summers”. 

To sign up please RSVP to Elders in Action at 503-234-5474 or email by clicking here.Space is limited and refreshment will be served.