Oregon senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Clackamas County Social Services Division
- Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments – serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties
- Rogue Valley Council of Governments – serving Jackson and Josephine Counties
- Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services
- Central Oregon Council on Aging – serving Cook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties
- NorthWest Senior and Disability Services – serving Clatsop, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties
- Multnomah County – Aging and Disability Services
- Lane County Senior and Disabled Services
- Attorney General’s Office
- Department of Human Services – Seniors and People with Physical Disabilities
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Oregon Health Authority (Medicaid Office)
- Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program – free consultation to people with Medicare and those who assist them
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Oregon
- Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center – Oregon Health and Science University
- Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter
- Center for Healthy Aging – Oregon State University
- Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (O4AD)
- Oregon National Senior Games Association – senior games, promoting the values of sports and fitness to all Oregonians, regardless of age or skill
- Legal Aid Services of Oregon – LASO’s mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services