Friendly House, a nonprofit neighborhood center and social service agency, has created a Community Concierge program to offer a wide range of in-home services for adults 60 and older who reside on Portland’s west side.

“There are 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day in our country. That translates to another 43,000 Oregonians reaching the age of 65 this year and every year for the next 17 years,” says Friendly House Executive Director Vaune Albanese. “Yet the investment in the services and infrastructure to support this population is not coming close to meeting the need. Two years ago several members of the community asked us to consider an expansion of our program that helps low-income older adults remain independent in their homes, to include similar fee-based services offered at competitive marketplace prices. The start-up capital for this major expansion of services was made possible with the generous support from Meyer Memorial Trust and Spirit Mountain Community Fund.”

A dedicated concierge will assist customers in the coordination of services provided by the program’s personal assistants and approved service providers. The comprehensive, holistic approach includes a flexible range of services such as handyperson, transportation, yard work and housekeeping. Staff will be available to customers to assist with the daily activities of life. An optional premium plan includes access to the Friendly House gym and fitness room, Lifelong Learning classes and trips, free social activities and community events.

Program details are available at or 503-935-5280.

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