Senior Resources

Last Updated 12/6/2023
This page lists selected community resources frequently requested by Ashland seniors. For other needs not listed here, please call our office at 541-488-5342.

COVID-19 Resources
Financial Assistance 
  • Food
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) learn more & apply
    • Double Up Food Bucks Oregon (if on SNAP, get up to $10 extra/day for purchasing fruits & veggies at participating farmers markets) learn more 
    • Ashland Emergency Food Bank, 541-488-9544,
      Free monthly food box.  Home delivery available for those who need it.
    • Food & Friends Lunch Program, 541-734-9505 Lunch is served at Ashland Senior Center, currently Mon-Fri, 11:30am-12:30pm, by donation for seniors 60+ years. Home delivered meals are available for qualifying seniors learn more
  • Utilities
    • City of Ashland Utility Assistance - Info and application for Senior/Disabled Utility Discount and Ashland Low Income Energy Assistance Program (electric assistance during cold winter months)  website
    • Access Energy Assistance Apply for assistance with gas heating and inquire about weatherization to help reduce your energy bill. 541-779-9020, website
  • Health Care
    • Oregon Health Plan (OHP) read more & apply
    • Medicare subsidies: Assistance to pay for Medicare costs (Parts B & D) 855-447-0155, learn more
  • Property Tax
    • AARP Foundation Property Tax Aide helps homeowners find tax credits for which they might be eligible, as a way to offset the high cost of housing (you do not have to be an AARP member to use this free service) learn more
Internet Access
  • Affordable Connectivity Program: Federal program provides a $30 discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households
  • Ashland Fiber Network $25/month internet service for low-income Ashland residents. If you are already receiving the senior or disabled utility discount from the City of Ashland, you qualify automatically; just call AFN (541-552-2222) to sign up for the discounted senior internet service. Otherwise, call the Senior Services Division office at 541-488-5342 to learn how to apply.
Medicare & Social Security
  • SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance): 541-857-7780 learn moreCall to schedule a phone appointment for one-on-one counseling about your health insurance and Medicare options. 
    • SHIBA volunteers can also help income-qualified seniors apply for Medicare Part B & D costs. learn more
  • Medford Social Security Office: 1-866-931-7943 (M-F 9am-4pm) learn more
Veterans Resources
  • White City VA Medical Center: 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Main phone: 541-826-2111, Mental health care: 541-826-2111, website
  • Jackson County Veterans Services: Assists veterans or family members with applying for benefits through the Federal VA and navigating the system. Can also help with ordering service records and DD-214's. 541-774-8214, website
  • Veteran Resource Navigator: Online tool to find federal, state and local resources for economic, health, education, housing & food, and other needs. 800-692-9666, website
  • Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, Salem, OR. 800-692-9666 or 503-373-2085,

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Ashland Senior Services Division | Ashland Senior Center
1699 Homes Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520 | 541.488.5342 |
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm

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