Senior Center and Transportation Program

Researchers have studied for years the health benefits of “social capital” – the ties that bind trust, connection, and participation – and how important social capital is for seniors. As we age, we retire from jobs, lose friends and spouses, and see family members move out of the area – all of which reduce daily social contacts, which affects mental and physical health.

Neighborhood House recognizes the importance that social capital has on our lives. Our Senior Center and Transportation Program keep older adults and people with disabilities connected to needed assistance and the community. We promote active and healthy lifestyles for seniors and assist them to live independently, offering services to enhance life socially, physically, and intellectually, with an emphasis on promoting choice and dignity.

A variety of activities, classes and services for older adults

Our Senior Center offers a wide range of educational, recreational, social, and health improvement activities for an annual membership fee of $25 per person.

We also provide the following services at the Senior Center:

  • Monthly foot-care clinic provided by a registered nurse.
  • Free half-hour visits with a Senior Law Project attorney.
  • Free help with Medicare choices and health care programs.
  • and many more!

Senior Center Location and Hours

Located inside the Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland OR 97219

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Resale Shop (inside the Senior Center): Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Phone: 503-244-5204



Sedighe “Mulok” Sherifi comes to the Senior Center four times a week and often takes the shopping shuttle to the grocery store to buy food as well. Mulok doesn’t drive, and in order to get out of her house and socialize with friends, she considers the Senior Center her lifeline. “I love everybody here,” she says. “It’s like my second home.” She moved from her native Iran about 30 years ago and now feels connected and supported at the Senior Center.

Transportation Service

Our Transportation Program gets you where you need to go — and where you want to go.

Volunteer drivers provide door-to-door shuttle service for older adults and people with disabilities, assisting with medical appointments and errands, while group trips to WinCo and Trader Joe’s keep your refrigerator fully stocked. 

We also plan regular “field trips” on the shuttle bus to help you take advantage of everything Portland has to offer: tourist hot-spots, local restaurants, and nearby towns.

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