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Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raises money, presents awards

The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raised about $19,000 at its annual fundraising dinner and auction held June 22 at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

At the dinner, the Oregon City-based nonprofit group presented its 2013 Citizen for Seniors Award to the Portland Women's Foundation and to the Newcomers Welcome Club of Lake Oswego & West Linn. Close to 120 people attended.

“These two caring groups have gone above and beyond in helping our organization and local seniors,” said Council Executive Director Christi Bird. “They have both been among our top supporters for many years and we appreciate all they do for us.”

Sponsored by Hillside Chapel of Oregon City and Attorney John “Jack” Lundeen of Lake Oswego, the event featured University of Oregon Ducks broadcaster Mike “Jorgy” Jorgensen as the keynote speaker. Reporter Tony Martinez of Fox-TV Channel 12 of Portland served as master of ceremonies.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Senior Citizens Council providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.