Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: In Medford, sponsored by Asante, Providence, and Jackson County. To schedule, call 541-789-2813 and choose option 2. Expect a long wait to get through due to high call volume. (Now full through April 30 or later.)Asante and Providence patients may schedule online via their MyChart account.
Jackson County Public Health clinic at Jackson County Expo: this ongoing clinic is separate from Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (above) and offering vaccination to eligible groups by appointment - schedule through Jackson County Public Health (online or by calling 541-774-8209) - read more
Veterans who are patients at the White City VA may make an appointment to get the COVID vaccine there. Call 541-826-2111 x4440. Expect a long wait to get through due to high call volume.
Vaccine Interest list for Ashland residents 65+: Register at ashland.or.us/senior. (People without internet access may call 541-488-5342.) Staff will match seniors to vaccine openings in the community as they become available. There is a lengthy waiting list at this time.
Vaccine Interest list non-Ashland residents:Jackson County seniors and people with disabilities who live outside of Ashland should call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 541-618-7572 to get on their list instead.
Emotional Support & Suicide Prevention Resources:
Disaster Distress Helpline for emotional help to cope with a disaster: 1-800-985-5990 or TTY 1-800-846-8517 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
The Friendship Line(24-hour toll-free crisis & warmline for older and disabled adults and their caregivers): 1-800-971-0016
NEW TAX DATE (as of 3/17/21): Deadline to file is now May 17, 2021 - Read more
AARP Tax-Aideis now offering appointments at East Baptist Church (675 N Keene Dr, Medford) from April 16 though May 28, 2021, Weds and Fris 9am-12pm. Call for an appointment: 541-951-1548 - more info
FYI: Tax filing deadline is May 17 but Tax-Aide is offering these appointments through May 28 for extra capacity. Those who do not owe taxes will not be penalized for filing late.
AARP Tax-Aide in Ashland is full and has no more available appointments! See above for current in-person assistance options. You can still get assistance online or call AARP Tax-Aide for more information (1-888-227-7669).
Community Resources:Up-to-date information on available local services (food, transportation, in-home assistance, social services, legal, financial, etc)
Help for Latinx Community for COVID-19 or Almeda Fire Recovery (Ayuda disponible en Español)
Unete, 607 W Main St, Medford, 541-840-9669, providing financial assistance and navigation help
Northwest Seasonal Workers, 203 N. Oakdale, Medford, 541-773-6811, providing financial assistance and navigation help
Senior Phone Buddy: to be matched to another senior "buddy" for check-ins and socializing by phone or video chat during this time of necessary "social distancing," call Ashland Senior Services at 541-488-5342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be Savvy:Community Volunteer Network has just introduced Be Savvy, a website that provides Southern Oregon older adults with timely information during our COVID-19 world and beyond, including how to use and integrate technology for learning and entertainment, along with pertinent COVID-19 updates, articles of interest, fraud alerts and ways to be involved, connected and healthy. You’ll want to bookmark besavvyso.org, as it will be updated frequently. (12/2/2020)
COVID-19 Info & News:
CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults - Read more
Tips for getting DMV services (10/8/20) - Read more
A law enforcement grace period on expired licenses, permits and vehicle registration has been extended to April 30, 2021. If your license, permit and/or vehicle registration expires in this period, you have three months after the expiration date to renew without being cited - Read more
AARP Smart Driver course (online only due to pandemic) - refresh your (defensive) driving skills and save on auto insurance - more info and link to register
Help be part of a more equitable and safe transportation system! This free course helps drivers better understand the rights & responsibilities of people using our streets. You will learn information on exisiting laws and the built environment.
Call-A-Ride service has resumed (8/25/20)
Existing clients or those wanting to sign up for this ride service, call 541-857-7783
Ashland Connector service reduced, only operating Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (541-842-2055)
Valley Lift services reduced, only operating Monday-Friday 6am-9pm & only for essential trips (541-842-2050)
RVTD new service starting April 5, 2021 - UMO pass (stored value & fare capping) - read more
Other services still operating:
RVTD Translink (Medicaid medical transportation): 541-842-2060
Ready Ride (Medicaid medical transportation): 541-479-7920
Mobile Care (medical transportation): 541-664-2114
Support if your income has changed due to COVID-19:
Double Up Food Bucks Oregon (if on SNAP, get up to $10 extra/day for purchasing fruits & veggies at participating farmers markets) - more info (as of 12/4/20 DHS extends end date of program indefinitely as long as farmers' markets willing to continue)
City of Ashland Utility Assistance (electric)
Info and application for Senior/Disabled Utility Discount and Ashland Low Income Energy Assistance Program (energy assistance during cold winter months) are available here.
Eviction Moratorium extended through 6/30/21. New protections for renters are not automatic! It is illegal for landlords to evict tenants who can't pay rent due to financial hardship through 6/30/21, but renters must complete, sign and return a form to their landlord to prevent eviction. This form will be provided by landlord, upon request. You can also view more info and download the declaration form here.
Ashland Senior Services presenter Victoria Leo is offering free online classes on mindfulness/meditation, creativity, and anthropology/history! - click to sign up
Free monthly online movement therapy sessions for seniors (60+) "Human Movement 101: Functional Pandiculation" by Christopher Allen Neumann of CAN Therapeutics Massage Clinic (Ashland, OR) - click for more info and sign up
Programs connecting seniors remotely for social contact, by phone, video chat, or snail mail - click for more info
Talk the Gap (online program connecting seniors with youth to share stories, advice, and help finding information) - click for website
Ashland Senior Services instructor Char Hersh is offering outdoor Tai Chi classes, planning on starting 4/19/21. Classes will be on the grounds of Ashland Christian Fellowship at 50 W Hersey Street. Classes offered are Intermediate Tai Chi on Mondays at 2pm & Beginning Tai Chi on Thursdays at 2pm (will switch to morning when weather warms). Participants will wear masks and socially distance. $2 donation per class. To get more information, contact Char directly at 541-552-0698.