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Senior Community Lunches - Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

Provides hot lunches to seniors 60 years of age and older in a community meal setting. There are eight (8) different sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. The goal is to provide fellowship and information as well as serving a nutritional meal.  Suggested donation of $2.50 per meal.

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R.U.O.K. (Are you OK?) - Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

Provides a free, daily check-in service by telephone for individuals that live alone and have medical issues putting them at risk. A staff member or volunteer will call the client on a daily basis at an agreed upon time to assure that all things are going well for the day. In the event that a call goes unanswered, protocol is that phone calls will be made every 15 minutes for the next hour or until answered. If still unanswered, the emergency contact person is notified.

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Home Delivered Meals (Meals On Wheels) - CAP

To provide a hot or frozen meal to a homebound client who is at least 60 years of age and meets the criteria for vulnerability. Special dietary needs can be met most of the time. Donation of $2.50 per meal is suggested. Authorization is made through Senior Information and Assistance at (360) 577-4929 or 1-800-682-2406, then referred to CAP Nutrition Program for start of meal delivery.

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Longview Parks and Recreation Department

Programs for preschool, youth, teens, families, adults, senior adults and specialized recreation include: sporting events and leagues, arts and crafts, dance, special events, cultural activities, music, educational programs, exercise, fitness, technology, language and enrichment.  Fees vary with each activity. Scholarships and reduced payment programs are available to youth residents of Longview or Kelso city limits.  The Parks and Recreation quarterly brochure is distributed four times a year. It is available at businesses and public locations.

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After School Programs - Longview Parks & Recreation Department

Activities held at Longview and elementary schools. Stations of activities include: homework, reading, games, crafts, sports and occasional guest speakers. Scholarship and reduced payment programs available to qualifying families. After School Program until 5:30 PM at Kessler and St. Helens, and 5:45 at Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary. Before /After School Programs from 7:00 to 8:45 AM and 3:30 to 6:00 PM at Robert Gray. Go to www.mylongview.com/reconline to register online.

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Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates) - Cowlitz County Health Department

Birth certificates for Washington State births from 1921 to present are available through the Health Department.

Death certificates for deaths occurring in Cowlitz County, Washington are available for the previous and current month only.

Please visit our website for more information and for current fees.  Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed from 12 – 1 PM).

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Teen Volunteer Program - PeaceHealth St. John

Community involvement program for youth ages 14-18. A four-hour a week commitment can involve: greeting patients, transporting patients and equipment, escorting patients and documenting your activities. A three month commitment is requested. A 2.7 G.P.A. is required, as well as a 6-hour orientation and letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or pastor. Adult volunteers are welcome too. Please call the office for application process.

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Teen Mentor Program (TMP) - Youth and Family Link

The Teen Mentor Program (TMP) pairs local high school students with elementary and middle school students in positive support system among our youth. TMP offers a structured avenue for teens to develop their mentoring talents and skills through friendships with younger children who may need additional emotional support in order to meet their potential as students and individuals. As role models, the teens build leadership confidence while fostering constructive relationships with the younger students in a school environment.

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