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    Salem Senior Citizen Resources




    This is a very good guide to more than 65 services and resources for Seniors in the Salem area. You can scroll through this list or select any of the topics below from the Index. Either way, you will find phone numbers for:

    Legal Assistance - Crime Prevention
    Senior Centers - Recreation
    Volunteer Activities - Medical Resources
    Home Health Agencies - Nutrition Counseling
    Housing - Utilities - Organizations
    Transportation

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    Basic Senior Services

    Social Security Administration
    For information and guidance on Social Security, SSI,
    Medicare, Medicaid
    1-800-772-1213

    Legal Assistance & Crime Prevention
    Marion-Polk Legal Aid

    For Information on low income and senior assistance programs.
    503-581-5265 or 1-800-452-4776

    Tel-Law
    Recorded information on over 180 topics to assist
    you in understanding the law and legal process.
    1-800-452-4776

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    Protective Services


    To Report Suspected Senior Abuse and Neglect
    503-371-1313 or 1-800-232-3020

    Neighbor-To-Neighbor Mediation Services
    503-858-0651

    Guardianship Information
    503-371-1313

    Lawyer Referral
    Oregon State Bar Association

    Free referral service to hire legal specialists for a fee.
    1-800-452-7636

    Crime Prevention Program
    Salem Police Department

    588-6499

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    Salem Area Senior Centers

    City of Salem Senior Center
    Focal point for information/referral, support groups,
    health services, education, recreation and social
    opportunities for seniors 55 years and older.
    503-588-6303

    South Salem Senior Center
    Information on social, recreational activities, classes.
    503-588-0748

    Salem Area Seniors (Keizer)
    Information on social, recreational activities,
    classes, outreach, transportation.
    503-390-7441

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    Recreation and Education

    Salem Public Library Bookmobile/Bookshelf
    503-588-6163

    Chemeketans
    Outdoor Activities - Nature Walks
    503-354-2890

    Oregon State Library
    Talking Books for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
    503-378-3849

    Parks and Recreation
    Garden plots and other Recreation Programs
    503-588-6261

    Chemeketa Community College
    Obtain a Golden Age Passport and take
    classes at reduced tuition.
    503-399-5646

    YMCA
    503-581-9622

    YWCA
    503-581-9922

    Elder Hostel
    1-617-426-8056

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    Community Service Volunteers

    United Way Volunteer Bureau
    503-363-1651

    RSVP - Salem
    503-588-6303

    Foster Grandparents
    503-378-5232

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    Medical Resources

    Marion County Health Department
    503-588-5342

    Polk County Health Department
    503-623-8175

    Health Information Service
    503-363-6977

    TEL-MED
    Recorded information- medical topics.
    503-371-3737

    West Salem Clinic
    Sliding fee scale medical services.
    503-378-7526

    Poison Control Center
    1-800-452-7165

    Mid-Willamette Valley Hospice
    503-588-3600

    Benedictine Home Health Care
    Hospice Program

    503-845-9226

    Tele-Care
    503-370-5277

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    Home Health Agencies

    Personalized Health Services in the Home.
    Nursing and personal care.

    * denotes non-profit agencies

    ResCare Home Care
    503-362-4948

    Addus HealthCare
    503-364-6443

    Express Home Help
    503-399-1200

    Interim Healthcare
    503-391-4225

    Irene Home Care
    503-588-7687

    Personal Home Care, Inc.
    503-371-1495

    Revera Concierge and Home Services
    503-588-2725

    * Benedictine Home Health Care
    503-845-9226

    Health Professionals Inc.
    503-399-4830

    Home Care Network
    503-581-5800

    Norrell Health Care
    503-370-8002

    * Salem Hospital Home Care
    503-370-5999

    Staff Builders Health Care
    503-378-7723

    Olsten Healthcare Services
    503-588-1155

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    Nutrition

    Senior Meal Sites
    Information, referral
    503-371-1418

    Townhouse, Inc.
    503-364-2856

    Meals on Wheels
    Home delivery of meals
    503-364-2856

    Food Stamps
    371-1313

    Marion-Polk Food Share
    503-581-3855

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    Counseling

    Senior Health Insurance Benefits Insurance
    Assistance 503-371-1313

    Deaf Advocacy
    503-588-5822

    Marion County Mental Health
    503-588-5351

    West Salem Clinic Counseling
    503-588-5816

    Community Counseling Center
    503-390-4849

    Federation For The Blind
    503-374-1570

    Crisis Hotline
    NW Human Services

    503-581-5535
    (TDD) 503-588-5833

    Women's Resource Center
    503-399-5236

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    503-399-0599

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    Housing


    City of Salem Housing Authority
    503-588-6389
    (TDD) 503-588-6447

    Marion County Housing Authority
    503-364-5366
    (TDD) 503-364-6524

    Polk County Housing Authority
    503-623-8387
    (TDD) 503-623-8499

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    Utilities

    Northwest Natural Gas
    503-364-0884
    *Emergencies* 503-585-6611

    Portland General Electric
    503-399-7717 or
    1-800-542-8818
    *Outages* 1-800-544-1795

    Salem Electric
    503-362-3601

    Sewer Customer Service &
    Rate Assistance Program

    503-588-6099

    Energy Assistance Information
    503-588-9016

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    Organizations

    AARP
    Salem Chapter
    503-363-2323

    AL-ANON
    503-370-7363

    Alzheimer Information Center
    503-371-7728

    American Diabetes Association
    503-370-4646

    Arthritis Support Group
    503-585-5592

    Better Breather's Group
    503-370-5678

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    Transportation

    Wheels
    Transportation to doctor's office,
    shopping, etc. --Call for appointment.
    503-585-5187

    Salem Area Transit
    Cherriots Bus Schedules

    503-588-2877

    Salem-Keizer
    Yellow Cab Company
    503-362-2411

    SAS Dial-A-Van
    503-390-7441

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    Salem, Oregon
    City of Peace - City of Trees


    The City of Salem programs, services, and volunteer positions described here
    are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, age,
    religion, ethnic background, national origin or family status. For
    further information about this equal opportunity policy,
    contact the Salem Human Rights and Relations
    Advisory Commission staff person at
    503-588-6173 (TDD/TTY 588-6353).



    Compiled January 1994 by the

    City of Salem Advisory Commission for Senior Citizens



    Salem Oregon Community Guide - Serving The Community First