Older Adult Problem Gambling
Gambling rates among seniors has been on the rise over the last decade. Seniors are especially vulnerable because of various life transitions, including retirement, loss, and loneliness. This is dangerous because many do not have work to replenish any retirement savings lost. TO help prevent these issues from occurring, Marion County Health Promotion and Prevention has resources and expertise available.
Many resources are available to combat problem gambling in older generations. See the list below for ideas, and let Marion County Health Promotion and Prevention aid in your efforts:
Oregon Problem Gambling Resources
Guest Speaker: Culturally-appropriate presentations are available from Marion County Health Educators for seniors, loved ones, and retirement community staff.
Technical Assistance: Additional evidence-based training materials, posters, brochures, and other resources available upon request.