The Hoodland Senior Center began as an idea of Reva Cox, of the Community Schools Organization in Welches in November 1976. On February 8, 1977, with the help of Louise O’Dea the first potluck luncheon was held at the Hoodland Lions Club in Wemme with coffee supplied by the Sandy Senior Group.
The Hoodland Senior Center began as an idea of Reva Cox, of the Community Schools Organization in Welches in November 1976. On February 8, 1977, with the help of Louise O’Dea the first potluck luncheon was held at the Hoodland Lions Club in Wemme with coffee supplied by the Sandy Senior Group. There were 32 people in attendance at the first potluck and 52 people at the second. The Superintendent of Welches School, Mr. Calhoun, attended both potlucks and invited the seniors to attend a lunch on Thursdays at the school. From that point on there was no stopping this original group of volunteers. Potluck luncheons became a monthly event, they became a satellite of the Sandy Senior Center and were featured in their monthly newsletter.
On February 28,1978 the Hoodland Senior Citizens Information & Referral Center (the original name), celebrated their official opening at the Lions Club in Wemme. The original hours were to be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Among the 65 guests was Clackamas County Commissioner, Stan Skoko. Maxine Worley was introduced as the part-time Outreach Worker for the Hoodland area and was the very first staff member.
The center was officially recognized as a non-profit charitable organization on March 30, 1993, with the Internal Revenue Service issuing us 501(C) (3) status.
Our Non-Discrimination Statement
As an equal opportunity employer, we will recruit, employ, train, and compensate employees without discrimination regarding race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, height or weight.
To further the principle of equal opportunity for all, it is our policy that all employees have a right to work in an environment free of discrimination, including freedom from harassment, whether based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, marital status or membership in other protected groups. We prohibit harassment of our employees in any form by supervisors or co-workers. Employees who believe they have been victims of harassment are encouraged to report it immediately to the appropriate person of authority as described below.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature is prohibited. Sexual harassment will be regarded as a violation of this policy when:
Submission to such conduct is made a condition of employment
Submission to, or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment related decisions, such as promotion, performance evaluation, pay adjustment, discipline, work assignment, etc.
Such condition has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interference with an individual’s work performance, or the creation of an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. Employees who believe they have been victims of harassment are encouraged to come forward immediately and express their complaints to the Director of the Board of Directors of the Hoodland Senior Center. All such complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated, and if warranted, appropriate action will be initiated. No employee will be subject to any form of retaliation or discipline for pursing in good faith, a harassment complaint.