Polk Support Groups

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Polk Support Groups

Parenting a Second Time Around

Organized by
NorthWest Senior & Disability Services (NWSDS)

Group is for grandparents raising grandchildren or any other relative raising a relative.

If you are interested in learning more about this support group. Or if you would like to be on the mailing or e-mail list please contact Suzy Deeds.

Visit nwsds.org/index.php/home/seniors/help-in-your-home-and-caregiving/relatives-as-parents-program/ to learn about additional opportunities through NWSDS. NorthWest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS) serves Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Clatsop and Yamhill Counties. If you are interested in learning more about the Relatives as Parents Program contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (503) 304-3420 or information.nwsds@nwsds.org.

Meeting time
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting location

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services

3410 Cherry Ave NE

Salem, OR 97303

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Contact info

Suzy Deeds at (503) 304-3429 or suzy.deeds@nwsds.org.


The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

Organized by
Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is for unpaid relative caregivers who are:

  • age 55 or older and
  • the main caregiver for a child age 18 or younger, or an adult with disabilities

The following services are free:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups - We offer information on training and support groups to help you with your role as a caregiver. The Family Caregiver Happenings has a listing of some of the trainings and support groups.
  • Individual Counseling – This program pays for eight sessions of professional counseling directly related to caregiving.
  • Access to Respite Services – Respite care provides you with a short-term break from caregiving. It lets you rest and feel less stressed. We can help you find respite care that can be provided in your home or at another location.
  • Help Finding Services – Our Relatives as Parents Program worker can help you find services for your caregiving needs.
  • Supplemental Services – These services are based on what you need. Examples include tutoring, driver’s education, car seats, and swimming lessons.
Meeting time
3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting location

In person at NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, address: 3410 Cherry Avenue NE, Keizer, OR 97303.

The support group is open to individuals in the following counties: Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Tillamook.

Contact info

Contact Aging and Disability Resources contact information at 503-304-3420 or information.nwsds@nwsds.org to register.

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Email: information.nwsds@nwsds.org

Online: adrcoforegon.org

(Updated 12/2023)