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VIEWS: Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors
Our mission is to promote the emotional well-being of seniors through peer counseling and social engagement.
VIEWS, a volunteer organization, is a senior peer counseling - by seniors, for seniors. We provide emotional support to older adults as we share the changes and challenges experienced with aging.
Groups: VIEWS offers free peer counseling groups, meeting weekly in accessible locations in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. These are confidential and commited weekly groups for any aging-related subjects. In some cases of mobility problems, we can provide peer counseling to individuals in their homes.
Facilitated Discussion Groups: VIEWS also offers discussion groups for the public on topics related to positive, healthy aging. These are 90 minute meetings around specific topics, usually held in community centers.
VIEWS recognizes that there are some problems facing older adults, such as grief and loss, adjustment to physical illness, or changes connected to aging, that only other persons of their own age and experience fully appreciate.