NorthWest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS) is a local intergovernmental agency. We were created in 1982. Every two years we enter into contract with the state of Oregon to deliver services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. There are other names for our agency. We are also known as an Area Agency on Aging and an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). Most of our funding comes from the federal and state government. We also receive donations from individuals and community groups. We serve seniors and people with disabilities in Clatsop County in Warrenton, Marion County in Salem and Woodburn, Polk County in Dallas, Tillamook County in Tillamook, and Yamhill County in McMinnville. Find the office nearest you.
We have two Advisory Councils. The Senior Advisory Council is made up of 20 members. The Disability Advisory Council is made up of 15 members. Both councils offer guidance to NorthWest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS).
We write an Area Plan every four years. It offers an overview of the planned professional services under contract by NorthWest Senior and Disability Services and the state of Oregon. Read the entire area plan.
To be an innovative, nationally recognized leader.
Promote dignity, independence, and health; honor choice and empower people.
Our Core Values:
Working honestly, ethically, and being accountable.
Representing the agency and ourselves with pride, expertise, and excellence.
Responding promptly to customer and community needs.
Showing concern and respect for the well-being of others.
The Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award was established to celebrate the Life of Lee Hazelwood who, for over 30 years, devoted his time at the Oregon Capitol as an untiring and unpaid advocate for seniors and people with disabilities. Lee’s passion was the support and funding of Oregon Project Independence. The Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award is in remembrance of Lee’s lifelong legacy to the programs and mission of NorthWest Senior and Disability Services.
We invite you to nominate someone for this award who has shown exemplary advocacy for the welfare of seniors and people with disabilities. Download the Award Description and Nomination form.
Please contact Zaira Flores Marin, Bilingual council and volunteer coordinator, at Zaira.Flores@nwsds.org or 503-304-3451, with your questions.