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Resources & Support

Support Groups for People with Low Vision in Oregon & SW Washington

In addition to the resources listed below, OHSU Casey Eye Institute has a Vision Rehabilitation Clinic. The staff performs comprehensive low vision evaluations and provides counseling on how best to adapt to visual problems.

Location Address Day & Time Contact
Beaverton Lodge 12900 SW 9th
Beaverton 97005
3rd Friday of month-1 p.m. LaDonna Leake: 503 646-0635

Clackamas/Happy Valley
Town Center Village

8609 SE Causey Ave.
Happy Valley 97086
Last Wednesday of month - 1:30 p.m. Jean Schreiber:  503 653-8357
Corvallis Senior Center 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Cline Room, Corvallis 97330 3rd Monday of month -
2 p.m.
Sally McBride: 541 752-5749
Eugene/Springfield
 

 

 
No support group at this time. Contact the Eugene office of the Oregon Commission for the Blind for information on resources at 541 686-7990.
Gresham Senior Center/
E. Multnomah County Services Building

600 NE 8th, #100
Gresham 97030

3rd Tuesday of month - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. YWCA Advisor Carrie Parks: 503 988-3840
East Portland Community Center

740 SE 106th
Portland  97216

3rd Thursday of month -
10-11:30 am
Rachel or Hazel:  503 988-6073

Portland/Milwaukie
Rose Villa Retirement Community

13505 SE Riner Rd.
Portland  97222

1st Monday of month -
2 to 3 p.m.

Rachel Rushing:  503 652-3044

Portland/Milwaukie
Willamette View

12705 SE River Rd., Portland 97222 1st Wednesday of month -1 p.m. (call first) Elizabeth Della Santina:  503 652-6639
Portland - Independent Living Resources

1839 NE Couch St.
Portland 97232

2nd Monday of month -
10 a.m. to noon
Patricia:  503 232-7411 x312
Portland - Terwilliger Plaza 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland 97201 Meets infrequently 3-4 times a year Sandy Kurth:
503 808-7951
Salem - Blindskills, Inc. 680 State St. #110, Salem  97301
3rd Wednesday of month -
2 to 3:30 p.m.
BT Kimbrough: 503 581-4224
Vancouver, WA - Cascade Inn 11613 SE 7th St, Vancouver Last Thursday of month in afternoon Lynnie Miller: 360 254-3555

Please call the contact person listed above before attending a meeting, as times and locations may change.  This list was compiled by the Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute. Updated July 2013.