Mission Statement: As a community adukt, we provide services to seniors, disabled, low- income individuals and veterans, to improve the quality of their lives; enhancing their independence and self- sufficiency. We also provide many other programs and services.
A service that a provides individuals with information on services available within the community; b links individuals to the services and opportunities that are available within the communities; c as practicable, follows up on success of service referrals. Reservations are not necessary. Meal tickets are available for purchase at the front office or at the aeult table on Meal days.
Caregivers and guests under 60 must pay 4. Meal tickets are available for purchase upon request. A service that links a family caregiver with resources to support them in caring for their loved one.
This service includes linking caregivers to support groups to share experiences and problem solve with others. Minor home modifications or repairs such as wheelchair ramps, handrails adultt bath bars making caregiving duties easier. Training for caregivers; including ways to relieve stress, use of proper body mechanics, legal issues, and nutrition.
Respite services may be provided at home or in a daycare facility. Respite services can provide personal care, meal prep, and transportation, as well as companionship. When caregivers take care of themselves, they do a better oregpn of taking care of their loved ones. Priority legal assistance issues include income, health jnutura, long-term care, nutrition, housing, utilities, protective services, defense of guardianship, abuse, neglect and age discrimination.
Legal services may also include assistance to older individuals who provide uncompensated care to their adult children with disabilities and counsel to assist with permanency planning for such children.
The goals of this program are to: Promote quality of life and independent living among seniors. Goals of this program personwls obtained by providing authorized in home services, such as; home care, home health, respite, home delivered meals, and information and assistance to individuals determined eligible for the program.
The Harney County Senior and Community Services Center has a pool room consisting of two pool tables and shuffleboard available for use during normal business hours.
We also have an honors library and comfortable sitting area to enjoy, also during normal business hours. Bingo is available after meals on Wednesday and Friday. Card games are played various days and times including Pinochle. Perslnals Chi is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from Walking class is offered every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Quilting group gathers on Mondays at New and different events are being scheduled.
Call for details of any of the listed events and any new ones being added. Call for details. We partner with the Harney County Health Department to offer the blood pressure clinic. Please call for times. We are also a flu and pneumonia vaccination clinic site annually. In partnership with Harney District Hospital and Amy Dobson we offer quarterly evidence based, nutrition classes. We also offer Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, a six week course deed to improve quality of life by educating individuals living with chronic conditions.
We offer Powerful Tools For Caregivers, a six week course deed to help those caring for others tools to care for themselves and understand and support each other in their role as caregiver. Call the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center for the current event schedule or to add yourself to our junttura newsletter mailing list.
The prescription drug assistance program is for clients who lack funds and need one time help with a medication purchase that has been prescribed to treat a serious short or long term medical condition. This program is funded through local charity and is very limited. The assistance provided may not be for the full amount of the prescription, therefore a co-payment may be required from the client in order to facilitate the filling of their prescription.
The emergency shelter program is primarily for transient homeless individuals who require a one night stay in the community. Other emergent and unforeseen situations may qualify for this service upon approval pdrsonals the case manager or director. This service provides one night in a local motel for those who qualify.
Funds are limited and individuals applying are required to provide information for data systems. These funds are not intended for paying for trips to appointments out of town or for trips within the county by local individuals. Emergency bus tickets are provided with Salvation Army funds and are intended to assist transient individuals, with no ties to the community. These limited funds are used to junthra the individual travel to the next community, either Bend or Ontario.
This program is delivered with personnals provided by local utility providers. Funds are limited and provided on a seasonal basis. This is an annual, federally funded program; provided to assist individuals in paying their heating costs.
This service is seasonally available for people of all ages who meet federal poverty guidelines. Funds are distributed in compliance with federal requirements. Grant Funded Projects A federally funded program to audit and provide energy saving measures to low income families. These measures include but are not limited to, insulation, weather stripping and caulking.
To participate the household must meet federal poverty guidelines and have participated in the LHEAP energy assistance program. This program is available to both renters and home owners. There is no cost to participate and it orsgon available to persons of all ages.
There is a ificant waiting list and individuals are served in compliance with federal requirements. Self- Pay Projects Our weatherization crew is available to complete projects around the home for those able to pay project costs. We have an auditor on site that can come to the jungura and discuss the projects and provide a bid to the consumer.
We are a d dault. We are a partner with the Oregon Food Bank and provide food both locally donated and obtained through our partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. Harney County Families arult able to obtain days of meals twelve 12 times a year. We encourage a visit once a month. Again, if you have questions regarding any of these services please contact the Center and a staff member will assist you.