Tillamook is located in Tillamook County in northwest Oregon. The town is situated at the end of Tillamook Bay, and is named after a Native American tribe that lived in the area until the 19th century. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,935. Tillamook is a dairy town, as the town is surrounded by thriving dairy farms. The Tillamook County Creamery Association produces milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and other fine dairy products, and the town’s cheese factory hosts approximately one-million visitors per year. Thus, it’s safe to say that this rural community is powered by the dairy industry.
Organizations Serving Seniors in Tillamook
Tillamook and the surrounding area is served by NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. Seniors can benefit from many services they offer, including financial and medical assistance. They also offer community meals, peer counseling, and Medicare counseling. The Tillamook Senior Citizens Club also owns and runs the Tillamook Senior Center, which is Tillamook’s local senior meal site for meals offered by the NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, as well as the staging site for Meals on Wheels organization. The site also allows seniors to rent its ballroom and kitchen areas for low rates for their gatherings and events.