Social & Recreational Activities

Social & Recreational Activities

Staying mentally and physically engaged in meaningful activity, as well as being socially connected to mutually beneficial relationships is key to a thriving aging life.

Common risks older adults face are becoming isolated and depressed, which in turn leads to multiple health and safety risks.  Beyond the avoiding these risks, is the importance of living a full, quality life.

We assist with staying safe and achieving the highest level possible for health and happiness in the golden years of later life. Our mission is to help folks go beyond surviving to thriving.  No matter what has been lost and the difficult circumstance, we believe that there should, and can be a full and abundant life until the end.  This is our passion and our ministry.

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ShiningCare's Friendly Visitor Program: By Phone Or In Home

Tele-Visitors:  We provide on-going telephone calls from our volunteers to older adults who may be isolated and wish to receive brief check-in social calls. Adult volunteers call once a week at a regularly scheduled time for a friendly, informal chat to let home bound elders know that someone is thinking about them, to provide companionship, encouragement, discuss hobbies/interests, prayer, etc. and to assist them with maintaining supportive connections within their community. A wellness and risk assessment is conducted during the calls to help ensure the recipient is safe and doing well. Should a risk or need be discovered, ShiningCare is then contacted to provide necessary assistance. If you would like to participate please call (503) 232-5543 or contact us through the website

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Well Connected: Fun and Socialization by Phone or Online

In this time of separation, Well Connected and Well Connected Español are here for you—to provide laughs, intellectual stimulation, inspiration, conversation and more.


  It is all via groups you can join from home, by phone or online and you can CONNECT FROM ANYWHERE.

Well Connected is a community made up of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other and who value being connected. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost to you.


Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. You’re sure to find one that interests you. And Well Connected meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a chance to connect.


Well Connected members call in via a toll-free number at a set time each week, with some groups also offering the option to connect via computer, tablet, or mobile device. Most groups last 30 minutes to an hour with around 12 participants. Newcomers are always welcome! If you don’t feel like talking at first, you’re welcome to just listen as long as you’ve let the group know you’re there.


If you’re ready to register, please contact us at 877.797.7299 or visit the website

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