Enjoying the Benefits of Local Resources
Most seniors wish to live in their own home as they continue to age, living as independently as possible and with dignity. Besides 5 Star Concierge offering an extensive list of services customized to help you or your loved one stay in place with grace, there are a number of local services and programs in the Eugene/Springfield area (Lane County) to help enhance your quality of life, give you mobility to get out and enjoy an active social life, and to help you age in place safely and provide nourishing meals when you are no longer able to spend as much time prepping foods in the kitchen. If you live outside of Lane County (OR) check with your local resources for services, programs, and contact information.
Here are some of the useful senior and disabled resources available here in Lane County, Oregon:
Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon
Campbell Community Center for senior activities.
City of Eugene for classes, outings, and activities for seniors.
Food for Lane County, offering groceries for low-income seniors and Meals of Wheels for homebound seniors.
Lane Community College Successful Aging Institute, offering classes for seniors held at various locations.
Lane Senior Support Coalition, working to increase awareness of senior needs, issues, and to grow and distribute an emergency support fund and hunger relief endowment for at-risk seniors.
Lane Transit District, offering free rides for seniors on buses, and low-cost paratransit service: paratransit is a shared ride public service intended to serve as a “safety net” for individuals who, because of their disabilities, are unable to ride the ADA compliant RTS fixed route bus for some or all their travel.
River Road Park & Recreation District, offering travel programs and classes for seniors.
RSVP (United Way of Lane County), matching seniors with meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Senior Law - a legal aid program to meet the civil legal needs of local seniors.
Rogue Valley Council of Governments, checklist for lifelong housing.
Willamalane Parks & Recreation District, offering lounge space, classes, and meals at its Adult Activity Center
List courtesy of Cara Roberts Murez, The Register-Guard