Oregon Senior Peer Outreach
Older Adult Telephone Support
The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals! This new pilot program has been funded by GOBHI to support the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties served by GOBHI. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff will be placing weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.
Program leadership will be provided by CCS Staff members:
Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
Sharon Kuehn, Peer-Run Programs Manager
The new pilot represents an extension of the existing David Romprey Oregon Warmline, working with advisement from the GOBHI Older Adults Behavioral Health Initiative staff Janet Holboke.
Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters are ready to place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!
Our goal is to connect with you, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. We notice that people can often see more possibilities for ourselves when we connect with a compassionate peer. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we may be moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!
We are happy to announce that we have opened our doors to provide this new, much-needed service! Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:
Looking for a referral form? See below to download.
Learn more about our Senior Peer Outreach Program. Click below to download a flyer.
Seniors who are 55+ and who:
• Live in a GOBHI County
• who may feel isolated and lonely
• and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build an ongoing, mutual relationship
Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will developed.
We look forward to hearing from you!