Senior & Disability Resources

Rogue Valley Connector
Rogue Valley Transit District
For older adults and people with disabilities. This service gives much needed access to Medford from areas in Eagle Point, Shady Cove, Trail and White City. Once the rider arrives at Front Street Station in downtown Medford, he or she can access the entire RVTD system as well. To start using the RV Connector, follow two simple steps:
1. Register – Call 541.842.2080 to register with the RV Connector program
2. Schedule – Call 541-842-2050 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm to schedule your transportation.  NOTE: 24 hour advanced notice is required.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
Part of Oregon Department of Human Services
Can help connect qualified clients with services, including:
In-home service and support; Help choosing a care facility; Family and caregiver support; Peer counseling; Transportation Assistance; Home delivered meals; Personal medication alerts; Medicare counseling; Medical equipment; Legal Services; And more…
www.ADRCofOregon.org
1-855-673-2372

PEARLS program of ADRC
Program to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS
No-cost, in-home counseling for seniors experiencing feelings of discouragement and depression.
Local Rogue Valley contact for the program is Susan Jay Rounds:
541-423-1363

Access Senior Outreach Program
Their goal is to establish linkages within the community in order for seniors and disabled persons to meet their daily survival needs and remain in their homes in a safe and healthy environment for as long as possible.
www.accesshelps.org
(541) 774-4324

RVCOG (Rogue Valley Council of Governments) Senior & Disability Services
From their website: “…a voluntary association of local jurisdictions in Jackson and Josephine Counties…it assists seniors and adults with disabilities.”
Resources, information and direct services available. Services include:
Food & Friends (Meals on Wheels), In-Home Care, Disaster Registry, Foster Home Licensing, Powerful Tools for Caregiving, Lifelong Housing Certification Project, Medical Supplies, Family Caregiver Program, and Protection from Abuse. Field Offices include the Medford Senior Services Office (see below), the Medford Disability Services Office (see below), and the Grants Pass Senior and Disability Services Office (see below).
rvcog.org/mn.asp?pg=Welcome_to_SDS

Medford Senior Services Office
Serves Adults 60 years old and older in Jackson County.
Low income senior assistance of various kinds. Call to talk with intake staff.
2860 State Street, Medford, OR 97504
Also other offices in other cities in Rogue Valley. See web page:
http://www.rvcog.org/mn.asp?pg=welcome_to_sds
Phone / TTY: (541) 776-6222

Medford Disability Services Office
28 West 6th Street, Suite D
Medford, OR 97501
Phone/TTY: (541) 776-6210
Fax: (541) 776-6251

Grants Pass Senior and Disability Services Office
2101 NW Hawthorne Ave, Suite A
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-3110
Fax: (541) 474-3125

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SOU
From their website:  “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University provides over 1,700 members with intellectually stimulating courses and social functions. Currently, there are approximately 100 courses offered in each of three terms, September through June. A one-time annual fee covers all courses that a member takes during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.”
A great way to learn new things and meet other older adults.
www.sou.edu/olli
(541) 552-6048

Rogue Valley Manor Community Services
Assistance with access to various programs including Call-a-ride, counseling, information and resources for Oregon seniors.
http://www.retirement.org/rvmcs/rsvp.htm
(541) 857-7780

AARP
Good resource for grief and bereavement articles as well as related end-of-life issues.
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/
*Also available in Spanish with Spanish translator device within the web site.