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Stay connected

Stay connected to your family, friends, neighbors, church or other faith community. Doing things you enjoy, volunteering and talking with friends can help prevent depression and improve your overall well-being.

Resources about staying connected

  • Oregon's Centers for Independent Living provide peer support, information and referral, skills training and advocacy to people with a disability.
  • Oregon Volunteers promotes volunteerism and civic engagement in communities across the state. It includes a section on senior volunteer programs including RSVP, Senior Companions, and Foster Grandparents.
  • Civic Ventures is a national nonprofit organization. It focuses on helping boomers plan for their next life stage.

Planning Toolkit

Find information, resources and tools to help you start planning.

Ideas for staying connected

  • Take a class at your community college or senior center
  • Volunteer
  • Pursue a hobby
  • Participate in a neighborhood organization
  • Talk about concerns with a counselor or trusted friend
  • Join a support group
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