Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon
The ADRC of Oregon can help you learn about local public and privately paid options tp address aging or disability. Trained professional staff can help you and your family with immediate needs, or help you plan for the future. This is a statewide resource for everyone, regardless of income level. Learn more.
Klamath & Lake Counties Council on Aging
Klamath and Lake Counties Area Agency on Aging seeks to meet the immediate needs of seniors in Klamath and Lake counties while encouraging a maximum amount of self-help and independence. Our mission is to promote dignity, well-being, security and independence for southern Oregon seniors and adults.
Search Healthy Klamath Connect for free and reduced cost services like food, job training, child care, medical care and more.
This resource is brought to you by:
Cascade Health Alliance, LLC – A Better Health For a Better Future.
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The NCOA delivers the “resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy our nations needs to ensure that every person can age with health and financial security….because aging well for all is a matter of equity. A matter of dignity. And a matter of justice.” Learn more about the NCOA and the resources they provide.
Falls Prevention Awareness
“Falls prevention is a team effort and everyone has a role to play to reduce falls risk. We know what contributes to falls, which means they can be prevented. One of the ways you can prevent is fall is by knowing who you can call on for help, or creating a falls prevention team to help you spot and address your fall risk.” Not sure where to start? First, check your risk of falling using the NCOA Falls Free Check Up.
Caring.com improves the lives of seniors
Caring.com helps millions of seniors and families select the right products and services while also saving time and money. The team at Caring.com want caregivers to feel less alone and less stressed when navigating the world of difficult senior care decisions. This website offers comprehensive senior living and care directories with information about independent living, assisted living, memory care, in-home care, skilled nursing, and other senior care services (as well as how to pay for these options). Learn more.
American Society on Aging
Empowering Professionals in Aging Podcast
Home Instead is driven by its mission to enhance the lives of older adults. This podcast covers a variety of topics, including medication management, end-of-life, technology, mental health, financial exploitation and other important issues in aging. Working together, increasing our knowledge, and understanding the various perspectives of these issues will help to unite professionals in our common mission to better serve older adults and the families who care for them. The team of Home Instead gerontologists, along with guest speakers, will share their expertise to educate and empower us all to be great advocates for our clients. Learn more.
Paying for Senior Care
Aging Americans are struggling to pay for assisted living, home care and other forms of long term care. The mission of Paying for Senior Care is to solve this puzzle by providing tools, information and creative ideas which help families and caregivers discover the means to care for their elderly loved ones. Learn more.
For a webpage specifically for Oregon residents in understanding the cost of senior care throughout the state, click here.
Senior Employment Programs and Resources
“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a polarizing growth pattern within the labor force between 2020 and 2030. Workers ages 16-54 are projected to surpass those ages 55 and older within the next decade, and the 75-and-older group alone is expected to increase by 96.5%. Simultaneously, the 16-24 age group is likely to see a 7.5% decline. Many seniors are choosing to continue working or return from retirement. According to the Council on Aging, 73% of seniors don’t work because they need to; they work because they want to.
With these projected numbers, it’s important for older adults to use resources like the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to find a job that will work for them.” Learn more about this program on ResumeBuilder.com.