Local Community Resources
Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon – Office located in Salem which serves Marion, Polk, Linn and Benton counties. It is a non-profit network of experienced volunteers offering support and resources to persons with memory loss, their families, and caregivers.
Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) - The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services is an official state commission made up of volunteers appointed by the governor and two legislators, one from the House and one from the Senate.
Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) - The mission of Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) is to vigorously promote a system of long term care services responsive to the needs and choices of consumers through systemic change, complaint resolution, and provision of information about alternatives in long term care.
Oregon Disabilities Commission - Mission to secure economic, social, legal and political justice for individuals with disabilities through systems change.
OHAS/Wheels – Community Transportation provides information on locally available special transportation services (Cherrylift, Wheels, CARTS) with links to other transportation services.
Salem Hospital – web site provides information on older adult health issues as well as other aging topics.
Santiam Hospital – in Stayton.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) - provides free counseling to people with Medicare and those who assist them.
Alzheimer’s Association – Oregon Chapter- Serves the state of Oregon with offices located in Eugene, Portland, Redmond and Medford. Provides support and assistance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and their families.
Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) has Oregon Health Plan information. OMAP is part of the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Oregon’s Caregiving Resource Center is a site sponsored by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Senior and People with Disabilities (SPD) is the state office that addresses the needs of older adults. They provide services to older adults, family/professional caregivers, and people with disabilities. SPD is part of the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Administration on Aging is an excellent resource for both the general public and for professionals in the field of aging, with useful information and links to other sites.
AARP has information about membership, informative articles, and advocacy issues of interest to older adults.
ARC has information for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Benefits CheckUp Identifies federal and state assistance programs that individuals age 55 + may be eligible for. This service, provided by the National Council on Aging, is free, confidential and easy-to use.
DBTAC Northwest ADA Information Center Information to help people with disabilities understand their rights under the ADA.
Eldercare Locator provides information on available services for seniors in any state.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a number of guides to senior and people with disabilities housing options and resources.
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) information on emergency preparedness for seniors.
Video from American Medical Association on Health Literacy This video is part of a health literacy educational toolkit developed by the American Medical Association Foundation. For more information about their health literacy resources, visit www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy