These activities are targeted to provide information to groups of current or potential clients and/or to aging network partners and other community partners regarding available services or benefits for the elderly who are defined in the Older Americans Act as a person age 60 or over.
These services provide information, counseling or education on issues related to prescription drugs and over the counter medications. Services include such activities as: public education and assistance in applying for low cost or no cost prescription programs.
These services are health promotion programs relating to chronic disabling conditions (prevention and reduction of effects), alcohol and substance abuse reduction, smoking cessation, weight loss and control, stress management and providing information about the availability of benefits and appropriate use of other preventive health services or programs.
Elder Abuse Awareness
This includes activities that promote understanding and increase public awareness of elder abuse. The Area Agency on Aging staff help to educate the public about elder abuse, the types of abuse (financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, etc.), what the signs are, and how and who to report it to.
Oregon Project Independence (OPI)
This service promotes independent living among those whom might otherwise not be able to remain safely in their own homes. It provides services required for daily life such as meal preparation, housekeeping, home delivered meals, bathing assistance, laundry, and case management.
Assistance in either access or care coordination. Includes assessing needs, developing care plans, arranging and coordinating provision of services with providers and providing follow-up and reassessment of care plans.
Visits or phone calls to physically, geographically or socially isolated persons to determine if they are safe and well.
Information & Assistance
Provides individuals with information on services available within the communities, links individuals to services and to the maximum extent practicable establishes adequate follow-up.