OHA Offering Help for Seniors Battling Mental Health Challenges

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With senior living communities trying to limit exposure to COVID-19, many seniors are feeling more isolated than usual. Oregon Health Authority has partnered with Lines for Life to offer the Senior Loneliness Line, a free statewide call service to help support the mental health needs of Oregonians 55 and older.

OHA volunteers and staff who man the phones are specially trained in working with older adults experiencing loneliness, isolation, depression or anxiety. They can provide ongoing support, connect callers with resources, or just be there to listen. Caller information is completely confidential, and no one will follow up unless a call is requested.

To get support, call 503-200-1633 or go online.