COMING ATTRACTIONS @ THE CENTER

Bingo every Thursday and Saturday Nights. Doors open at 4:00 and games start at 6:00. New players encouraged to arrive by 5:30. Minimum buy-in is $10.

September 20th 11:00 PM: Wednesday Lecture - Your Public Transportation Options in The Dalles.

Nehemiah Brown performing during lunch on September 22nd. Concert is free.

September 27th 1:00 PM: Five Famous Female Artists – a visual presentation covering the life and art of five famous female artists. The instructor will be Kerry Cobb, Executive Director of CCA.


UPDATED 9.10.17

RESOURCE GUIDE



WASCO COUNTY RESOURCE GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.  Advocacy
2.  Counseling and Mental Health
3.  Consumer Issues
4.  Education - Community and Health
5.  Emergency Services
6.  Employment
7.  End of Life Services
8.  Financial Services
9.  Food and Nutrition
10. Government       
11. Health and Wellness
12. Health Benefits
13. Housing and Support Services
14. In-Home, Home Health, Continuing Independence
15. Legal
16. Leisure Activities
17. Retirement Living Options
18. Transportation
19. Veterans Services
20. Volunteer Opportunities

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Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities
The Dalles Office                   541-298-4114                                     
Toll Free Hotline                   800-452-2333           www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/index.shtml  
Area Agency on Aging                                             541-298-4101
Mid-Columbia Senior Center                                   541-296-4788

1. ADVOCACY
AARP                    www.aarp.org/states/or/          866-554-5360                                              
Area Agency on Aging                                              541-298-4101          
Governor’s Commission on Senior Services          503-947-1136
Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman               800-522-2602

2. Counseling and Mental Health

COUNSELING AND CRISIS SERVICES
Center for Living       - Wasco County                     541-296-5452
Six Rivers Community Mediation Services                         541-296-5220          
Gambling Hotline                                         
STOPNOW                              877-278-6766
MYLIMIT                                877-695-4648
HOTLINE                                800-522-4700
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                       800-273-8255

DEMENTIA
Alzheimer’s Association                                           800-272-3900

GRIEF SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Heart of Hospice                                                       541-298-7000
Hospice of the Gorge            541-296-3228 
866-680-6449
 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Al-Anon                                                                      800-344-2666
Alcohol and Drug Helpline                                       800-923-4357
Alcoholics Anonymous                                             800-999-9210
Center for Living                                                       541-296-5452

SUPPORT GROUPS                                                                                                                           
ALS Support Group                                                  800-681-9851
Alzheimer’s Association  (24/7 Helpline)              800-272-3900     
Alzheimer /Dementia Support Groups
Flagstone Senior Living                                            541-298-5656
Oregon Veterans Home                                            541-296-7190
Living Well with Chronic Conditions  (Area Agency on Aging)     541-298-4101
National Alliance on Mental Illness                                     800-343-6264
Men’s Cancer Support Group                                  541-296-7207          
Women’s Cancer Support Group                            541-296-7205          
Parkinson’s Support Group                                     541-478-9338   
TOPS  #OR443                                                           541-296-7190
Type 1 Diabetics Supportive Adult Group    colleenballinger55@gmail.com                                       
Wasco County of Veterans and Women                541-467-2651           541-296-7266

                                   
3. Consumer Issues

Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection and Financial Fraud
General Inquiries                              503-378-4400
Hot line                                               877-877-9392            consumer hotline@doj.state.or.us 
Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services           503-378-4100  
                                                            http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/                            
National Do Not Call Registry          888-382-1222                       www.donotcall.gov

4. Education - COMMUNITY AND HEALTH

Columbia Gorge Community College                                  541-506-6000
Oregon State University/Wasco County Extension               541-296-5494

ADULT LITERACY
Columbia Gorge Community College                                  541-506-6000

HEALTH EDUCATION/RESOURCE LIBRARIES     
Planetree Resource Center        541-296-8444
Public Library                        541-296-2815
Medline Plus                              http/www.nim.nih.gov.medlineplus/                     
North Central Public Health Department                           541-506-2600          
American Red Cross Oregon
Columbia River District                                                       541-386- 6000
The Dalles                                                                541- 296-3210            

TALKING BOOKS
Oregon State Library Talking Book/Braille Services        800-452-0292
Books Aloud                                      408-808-2613           www.booksaloud.org
Learning Ally                                     800-221-4792           www.learningally.org

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING – computers and tablets
Columbia Gorge Community College                                  541-506-6000                      
Mid-Columbia Senior Center       541-296-4788

5. Emergency Services
                                   
City of The Dalles Police                                                       541-296-2613
Wasco County Sheriff                                                           541-506-2580
Juniper Flat Rural Fire District                                            541-328-6388
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue                                           541-296-9445
Simnasho Police                                                                    541-553-1905
Simnasho Fire District                                                          541-553-1900          
Warm Springs Emergency Management                            541-553-1634
American Red Cross: Columbia River Chapter                  541-386-6000
Family Emergency Preparedness                                       541-506-2600
Haven                                                                                     541-298-4789
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council                          541-298-5131
Salvation Army                                                                      541-296-3341          
St. Vincent DePaul                                                                 541-298-7837

6. Employment

Experience Works - Title V Employment   877-779-7905           541-548-8196
State of Oregon Department of Employment                                541-296-5435
Vocational Rehabilitation Services                                                  541-298-5573

7. End of Life Services

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
Compassion and Choices                                                     800-247-7421
Death with Dignity                                                                503-228-4415
Donate Life Northwest                                                         800-452-1369          
Motor Vehicles Division - The Dalles                                  541-296-9458
(call local DMV to code your license that you are an organ & tissue donor)
Oregon Health Decisions                                                      800-422-4805
Oregon Health Sciences University                                     503-494-8302
Oregon Vital Records                                                           971-673-1190
           
DEATH BENEFITS
Social Security                                                                       800-772-1213          

HOSPICE SUPPORT
Heart of Hospice                                                                   541-298-7000
Hospice of the Gorge                                                                        541-387-6449

8. Financial Services
Social Security Administration                                                  800-772-1213
Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities                                    541-298-4114           800-452-2333  
BANKS
COLUMBIA STATE BANK                                                           541-298-6647

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Money Management - Area Agency on Aging                    541-298-4101

TAX REBATES AND ASSISTANCE                                      
AARP Tax- Aide Assistance                         541-298-5131           888-227-7669
Elderly Rental Assistance Program                                         800-356-4222
Oregon Property Tax Deferral                     503-378-4988    800-356-4222              
FINANCIAL PLANNING 
Edward Jones                                               503-378-4988    800-356-4222

9. Food and Nutrition

CONGREGATE DINING                                
Meals-on-Wheels         Serving Monday – Friday at noon                541-298-8333                  
Pioneer Potlatch                                                                                541-298-4354
Mosier                        Serving Mondays and Wednesdays at noon         
Dufur                          Serving Wednesdays at noon
Tygh Valley    Serving Thursdays at noon

Bread & Blessings    Serving Monday – Thursday           9 AM to 11 AM
Community Meals     Serving Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 4:30 PM                       541-296-9566
                                                                       
           
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRIES
Salvation Army                                                                      541-296-6417
Thrift Store                                                                541-296-3341
St. Vincent DePaul                                                                 541-298-7837
Seventh Day Adventist                                                           541-298-8373          
The Dufur Food Pantry                                                        541-467-2777
Windy River Gleaners                                                          541-296-2400
FARMER’S MARKET             The Dalles City Park             541-993-9974  
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
Aging and People with Disabilities                                      541-298-4114

10. Government

COUNTY        
Wasco County Courthouse                                                  541-506-2550          
CITIES      
The Dalles City                                                                      541-296-5027
ELECTED OFFICIALS
STATE                                                
Governor- John Kitzhaber                                       503-378-4582
State Senate-Ted Ferrioli                                         503-986-1950
House of Representative-John Huffman                            503-986-1459
FEDERAL      
Senator Jeff Merkley                                                 202-224-3753                             
Senator Ron Wyden                                                 202-224-5244                                
Second Congressional District
Rep. Greg Walden                                                     202-225-6730

11. Health and Wellness

Mid-Columbia Medical Center                541-296-1111   
One Community (La Clinica del Carino)                             541-296-4610
National Health Information Center (NHIC)                      800-336-4797
North Central Public Health Center                                                541-506-2600
State of Oregon Public Health Division     800-422-6012     www.healthoregon.org/hclc 

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Mid-Columbia Senior Center                                               541-296-4788
Planetree Health Resource Center                                      541-296-8444

IMMUNIZATION FLU
North Central Public Health Department               541-506-2600
Visiting Health Services                                         541-296-7280
Pharmacies
Rite Aid Pharmacy                                     541-298-5680
Walgreen’s Pharmacy                                541-296-3190          
Safeway                                                     541-296-9488
BiMart Pharmacy                                       541-298-2055
Fred Meyer Pharmacy                                541-296-1748

FOOT CAR
Judy Merrill, RN                                                     541-980-5038
           
HEARING
Hearing Loss Association of Oregon      voice/TTY          541-689-7242
Oregon’s Deaf and hard of Hearing Services                    503-947-5183    TTY: 800-521-9615

HEALTH SERVICES
Mid-Columbia Medical Center                                     541-296-1111
One Community (La Clinica del Carino)                             541-296-4610

REHABILITATION SERVICES
Rebecca Street Physical Therapist                                541-296-3368
Columbia Basin Care Facilities                                            541-296-2156
M-Power – MCMC                                                           541-296-7202
The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center                          541-298-5158
Gorge Spine & Sports Medicine  541-386-9511






HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
The Dalles Fitness and Court Club                                        541-298-8508
Muscle and Fitness Club                                                       541-296-3969
Mid-Columbia Senior Center                                            541-296-4788
Water’s Edge                                                                        541-506-5779

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION PROGRAMS
AARP Pharmacy Services     800-456-2277           
Oregon Prescription Drug Program                     888-411-6737           www.opdp.org        
 Partnership for Prescription Assistance               888-477-2669           www.pparx.org

12. Health Benefits

SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance)
Area Agency on Aging                                                          541-298-4101
Mid-Columbia Senior Center                                             541-296-4788

MEDICARE                                                                                                                         
Medicare                                                                                800-722-4134           www.medicare.gov
Medicare Customer Representative                                         800-633-4227

SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security Administration        401 East Third Street, The Dalles    1-877-405-3526                              

MEDICAID
Aging and People with Disabilities                                            541-298-4114
Financial Aid Center for Long Term Care   888-870-5467  www.oregonmedicaidhelp.com                                                                                                                                                                                      

HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS
ODS Health Plan, Inc.                                                            888-217-2375
PacificSource Medicare                                                      888-863-3637        
Regence BlueCross BlueShield Oregon                                   888-734-3623
                                   
                                                                       
13. Housing and Support Services

Housing Resource Center                                                    541-296-5462                      
Columbia Cascade Housing Inc                                            541-298-3267
Mid-Columbia. Housing Authority                                       541-296-5462          
Mid-Columbia Community Action                                       541-298-5131  
St. Vincent DePaul Society: Warming Place                        541-296-9566          
Habitat for Humanity ReStore                                             541-296-4486          
                       
HEAT, FUEL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council                             541-298-5131          
Salvation Army                                                                      541-296-6417          
St. Vincent DePaul                                                                 541-298-7837


                       
14. In Home, Home Health, Continuing Independence

HOME HEALTH SERVICES
Aging and People with Disabilities                                         541-298-4114      800-452-2333   
Hearts of Gold Caregivers                                                541-387-0207
Assured Quality Home Care,Inc                                           541-370-1200
Friendly Visitor - Area Agency on Aging                               541-298-4101
OPI - Area Agency on Aging                                                 541-298-4101
Visiting Health Services – MCMC                                         541-296-7280
                           
MEDICAL AND ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT
Norco Healthcare Equipment                                                  541-296-6131              
Mid-Columbia Senior Center       Loan Closet                   541-296-4788

RESPITE CARE
Respite - Area Agency on Aging                                              541-298-4101
Grandparent Information Center AARP                                    202-434-2296

15. LEGAL

Legal Aid Services of Oregon                                                  888-610-8764       www.oregonlawhelp.org
Oregon State Bar and Referral Services                                   800-452-7636
Small Claims Court                                                                  541-296-3108          
Six Rivers Mediation                                                                541-296-5220
Victims Assistance                                                                    541-296-5481   Ext. 1122

16. LEISURE ACTIVITIES

ARTS AND CULTURE
The Dalles Art Center                                                                541-296-4759
The Dalles Theater Company              www.thetheatrecompany.org                             
Community Concerts                                                                 541-298-4352          
                                               
HISTORY
Ft. Dalles Museum                                                                      541-296-4547
Original Courthouse Museum                                                      541-296-4798            
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center                                               541-296-8600
Sherman County Historical Museum                                             541-565-3088     541-565-3232 

PARKS AND RECREATION
Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation                             541-296-9533
Dufur Parks and Recreation                                                          541-467-2356
Northwest Forest Pass                                                                 800-270-7504      
U.S. Forest Service                                                                      541-308-1700          
Interagency Senior Pass       (obtained in person at Federal recreation site)
Oregon State Parks Day Use Permit                                             800-551-6949
Sno-Park Permits                  www.tripcheck.com/Pages/SPldpermits.asp                                                
           
SENIOR CENTERS AND CLUBS                                                                                                                               
Mid-Columbia Senior Center                                                       541-296-4788
Good Sam Club          -- Call Lowell Finn                                    541-296-6651
The Dalles Chamber of Commerce                                               541-296-2231

ENTERTAINMENT
Bingo – Mid-Columbia Senior Center         541-296-4788     Thursday and Saturday 6:00 PM

17. Retirement Living Options       

Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman                       800-522-2602           www.oregon.gov/ltco                       
                                                           
RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
Canyon Rim Manor (Maupin)                                            541-395-2515
Cherry Heights Retirement Community                               541-296-6880
Flagstone Senior Living                                                      541-298-5656
Springs at Mill Creek Senior Living                                     541-296-1303

ADULT FOSTER CARE                                                                                             
Cascade Senior Care                                                         541-993-2910
Mary Alva’s Adult Foster Care                                          541-298-4908                                                                   
Pam’s Adult Foster Care                                                    541-296-5988          
Weather Leigh Adult Foster Care                                       541-298-4366          

APARTMENTS (low Income)
Flora Thompson                                                                  541-298-1715

ASSISTED LIVING
Cherry Heights Retirement Community                             541-296-6880
Flagstone Senior Living                                                541-298-5656
Springs at Mill Creek                                                        541-296-1303          
The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation                                 541-298-5158          

NURSING CENTERS
Columbia Basin Care Facility                                           541-296-2156
The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center                     541-298-5158          
           
HOME CARE SERVICES
Hearts of Gold Caregivers                                           541-387-0207        
Assured Quality Home Care, Inc.                                     541-370-1200                                              
Aging and People with Disabilities                                     541-298-4114  800-452-2333   

18. Transportation

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
Life Flight Network (membership)                                     800-982-9299

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
LINK Transportation Network                                                      541-296-7595          
Oregon Department of Transportation      www.tripcheck.com        888-275-6368          
 Greyhound Bus Lines                                                                     800-231-2222          
Motor Vehicles Division (The Dalles)                                               541-296-9458          
AMTRAK                                                                                       800-872-7245

SHUTTLE
Portland Airport shuttle                                                                   888-257-0126
Explore the Gorge                                                                           541-386-2384

19. Veterans Services

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs                     800-692-9666
Oregon Veterans Home                                            541-296-7190
Veterans Administration                                            503-373-2000
Veterans Administration Medical Center Portland       800-949-1004                      
Veterans Affairs Department US Government             800-829-1000
Veteran’s Service Office                                             888-804-1817                           
Veterans Transportation       Call LINK                       541-296-7595
Wasco County Veterans Services                                541-506-2502


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