Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County benefit raises $24,500 for senior citizens in need

OREGON CITY, Ore – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raised $24,500 at its annual fundraiser held Saturday at the Tualatin Country Club.

Proceeds will provide free and low-cost services to senior citizens in need.

“Not available anywhere else, the council’s programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities,” said Tom Unger, who serves on the council’s board of directors, in a news release.

Social Services of Clackamas County also recognized Christina Bird, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council, with the John Mullin Distinguished Career Award at the benefit.

Bird, who lives in Estacada, has been employed with the agency since 1987. She was honored for her “work in the development of social policy, client advocacy and her commitment to social justice and equality.”


Photo Caption:
John Mullin (right) presents the 2014 John Mullin Distinguished Career Award to Christina Bird, executive director of the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, during the council’s annual fundraiser. (Tom Unger)

— Vickie Kavanagh

The Oregonian
vkavanagh@oregonian.com
October 17, 2014

 

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Entertainer Tony Starlight to perform at fundraiser for Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County on Oct. 11

OREGON CITY, Ore. – The stars will come out the night of Saturday, Oct. 11 aTony Starlights the Senior Citizens Council holds its annual fundraising dinner and auction at Tualatin Country Club, 9145 S.W. Tualatin Road, Tualatin, Oregon.

Portland singer and comedian Tony Starlight will emcee the dinner and
perform at the event, which raises funds for the nonprofit group based in Oregon City.

Starlight has been entertaining audiences in Portland and Los Angeles for 20 years with his Vegas-style shows. In addition to performing regularly on his own stage, he tours his show to numerous theaters and has become a popular emcee for corporate and fundraising events.

The event will run 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $75. Sponsorships are available.

Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available by calling (503) 657-1366.


Bird to receive Mullin Award

Also at the dinner, the nonprofit group Social Services of Clackamas County will present its John Mullin Distinguished Career Award to Christi Bird, the Council’s executive director. The award is in recognition of Bird guiding the work of the Senior Council and protecting the well being of some of the county’s most vulnerable residents.

For 42 years the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities