Wellness, Mental Health, and Money Management
See the information below to learn about how to stay well or get help with managing your money.
Health and Wellness Programs
If you are looking for a way to stay healthy, improve your health, or manage a health condition, we invite you to find out about the free, evidence-based health and wellness programs we sponsor in our five counties. Example programs include:
- Otago home exercise program designed to improve strength & balance
- Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance
- National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Healthy Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (HOPE) Senior Peer Mentor Program
Health problems, reduced mobility, the loss of a loved one and other stressful life changes can take a toll on our emotional health. You do not have to go through these tough times alone. Senior Peer Mentors are volunteers (age 45 or older) who are trained and supervised. They offer confidential and helpful mentoring using a self-guided workbook model. They are not friendly visitors or companions.
The HOPE Senior Peer Mentor Program is free. It may be right for you if you are age 60 or older and wish to gain more effective coping skills to help manage your mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.
Senior Peer Mentors will meet with you in your own home or care facility. Together you will utilize the workbooks to implement proven strategies for positive change. Situations Senior Peer Mentors can assist you with might include:
- Constant sadness and feeling stressed by life or isolation
- Chronic illness, a disability, or end-of-life concerns
- Family problems, caregiving stress, or loss
- Difficulty adjusting to change or constant worry
To volunteer as a Senior Peer Mentor, please fill out and return the application.
Oregon Money Management Program
The Oregon Money Management Program is a statewide network of service providers coordinated by the Department of Human Services. To learn more about services offered and to find a service center near you, view and/or print a program flyer.
Program Overview Video
Volunteers are the lifeblood of this program. People who are interested in becoming an OMMP volunteer should watch the seven-minute Oregon Money Management Program overview video. If, after watching the video, you would like to start the process to become a volunteer, fill out the online application. If you have questions about becoming a program volunteer, please send us an email.
To find out if you may be able to get help through the health and wellness programs, Otago, Senior Peer Mentoring Program, or the Oregon Money Management Program, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) using the information listed below.
Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) for more information.
Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties Call: 503-304-3420 or 1-866-206-4799 (toll-free)
Clatsop and Tillamook Counties Call: 503-861-4210 or 1-866-206-4799 (toll-free)