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MCOA&CS logo_ADRCADRC – Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon

Your ADRC connects you to the help you need … for free! People of all ages, incomes and disabilities can obtain information on the full range of long-term support options available in their communities through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection. The ADRC is a free service that offers the public a single source for information and assistance on issues affecting older people and people with disabilities regardless of their income. It is easy to access the ADRC. Simply call, walk in or visit our website

Information and assistance: Information and assistance specialists provide you with knowledge about public and private services and programs so you can choose options that fit your personal situation.

Options counseling: A person centered free service for adults (18 and older), seniors, persons with a disability and family caregivers.  Options counselors offer information about services and supports available to meet your long-term care needs. An options counselor discusses factors to consider when making long-term care decisions and assists you in gathering information on available options to help you make an informed decision.

Health and wellness: Today there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid injury as we age or live with a disability. The ADRC can make connections to local programs that will support your best possible health and safety. Please see below for two of the options we have available.



PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding LiveS

PEARLS is a national evidence-based treatment program PEARLS is designed for individuals with Minor Depression, Dysthymia, and Major Depression. During six to eight sessions taking place in the client’s home and focusing on brief behavioral techniques, PEARLS Program counselors empower individuals to take  action and to make lasting changes so they can lead more active and rewarding lives.

Tai Ji Quan: Movement for Better Balance

MCOA&CS Provides Evidence Based Health Promotion Tai Chi, Movement for Better Balance classes to seniors within Malheur County. Classes run for 24 weeks, 2 times per week, for an hour each session. The program includes 8 form movements, warm up and cool down exercises that emphasize weight shifting, postural alignment, and coordinated movements. Each session included instructions in new movements as well as review of movements from previous sessions.

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers classes are total-body conditioning classes designed to increase muscular strength, endurance, range of movement, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination. They range from 45 to 60 minutes and are offered at least twice a week. Classes typically involve the use of hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a small exercise ball. In some classes, a chair may be available for seating or additional support. Held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 10 am at Fit for Life Health Club (160 N. Oregon, Ontario, OR) Transportation available by calling (541) 881-0000.