Shopping for homebound

PHOTOS: Shopping for seniors: above, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, left, and Oregon Department of Justice Communications Director Kristina Edmunson joined Store to Door volunteers for a grocery shopping trip for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Below, Rosenblum also brought along DOJ tips to help vulnerable Oregonians stay out of the clutches of scammers.


Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum went grocery shopping for homebound seniors and people with disabilities along with approximately 35 other Store to Door volunteers on July 12.

Rosenblum was elected to a four-year term as Oregon’s 17th attorney general in November 2012 and was re-elected to a second term Nov. 8, 2016. She is the state’s first woman and first Jewish attorney general, and has said that the Jewish values she has learned throughout her life dovetail with her priorities. She was featured in Oregon Jewish Life’s  December 2014 cover story on “Legal Ladies.”

“Store-to-Door is a wonderful nonprofit catering to our seniors,” says Rosenblum. “I got to shop for seniors Mary Lou and Betty. Their shopping list showed they were both cost conscious and healthy eaters. I met lots of great volunteers who do this every week at the Hollywood Fred Meyer. Sincere thanks to Fred Meyer and to our nonprofit and volunteer community – -and kudos to all our great seniors who are ‘aging in place” and still enjoy cooking for themselves.”

Store to Door is a nonprofit organization that supports independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing a low-cost, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Their vision is for the Portland metro area to be a community where all seniors and people with disabilities are nourished, cared for, and able to age in the setting of their choice.

“Last Thursday, we had the chance to shop with Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum at Hollywood Fred Meyer,” says Store to Door Executive Director Kiersten Ware. “We were so happy to have Ellen join Store to Door volunteers to shop orders for several of our clients. We appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to protecting Oregon’s most vulnerable residents – particularly older adults, and welcome her support when it comes to serving homebound seniors and people with disabilities in our community!”


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