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Public Outreach/Education

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.

Medication Management
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.

Wellness Education
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.

  • Tai Ji Quon: Moving for Better Balance- Instructor led class that helps participants reduce the likelihood of falling.

  • Powerful Tools for the Caregiver- Group facilitated by CAPECO staff that assist care providers in self-care to reduce burnout.

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program- Group facilitated by CAPECO staff in partnership with area agencies that assists individuals who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic to reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes.
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.

Oregon Project Independence PILOT PROJECT (OPI PP)
This service promotes independent living among persons ages 19 to 59 who have a disability who might otherwise not be able to remain safely in their own home. It provides services required for daily life such as meal preparation, housekeeping, home delivered meals, bathing assistance, laundry, and case management.

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.

Reassurance
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.

Gatekeeper Program
The purpose of this program is to teach community members how to identify and report potential at-risk situations for seniors and persons with disabilities to protect them from further harm and to connect them with available community services. This program includes: how to identify at-risk situations, how to appropriately report a situation, and what happens when a report is made. For more information on the Gatekeeper Program, call 541-276-1926.

Legal Assistance
The Area Agency on Aging partners with Legal Aid Services of Oregon to provide legal assistance to persons 60 years of age and older on an as need basis. Persons are screened by Legal Aid Services of Oregon for eligibility. Please contact them at (541) 276-6685 or 800-843-1115.

PEARLS Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding LiveS
Is a highly effective method designed to reduce depression symptoms and improve quality of life in older adults. PEARLS Program counselors empower individuals to take action and to make lasting changes so they can lead more active and rewarding lives. For more information about the PEARLS program, please call 541-278-5668 or 800-752-1139.

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