Ozarks Public Television: Serving Seniors

OPT is committed to serving our senior viewers through information and education. The Greene County Senior Citizen’s Service Tax Fund provides funding for a variety of services that help meet the needs of seniors in our area, including:

General

The ARC of the Ozarks
Provides residential, employment, community integration, day programming and recreation services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
417- 864-7887

Council of Churches – Ombudsman Program
Provides ombudsman services to all residents of all long-term care facilities through advocacy and education.
417-862-3598

SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging
Provides programs, services and information for seniors and caregivers.
1-800-497-0822

Senior Centers
Senior centers offer friendship, fun, and practical assistance in living a healthy and independent life. 
1-800-497-0822

Springfield Greene County Library
Provides home book deliveries, technology classes, large-print books, and much more. 
417-882-0714


Health

Jordan Valley Community Health Center – Dental Care
Provides dental services.
417- 831-0150

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides mental health services.
1-877-535-4357

Springfield Greene County Health Department Shingles Vaccination Program
Provides no-cost shingles vaccinations to Greene County residents over 60 years of age.
417-874-1220

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri
Provides services for individuals and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s, including support groups, educational sessions, online resources, and a 24-7 helpline with information and advice. (Helpline: 1-800-272-3900)
417-886-2199

Cox Health Lifeline Medical Alert 
Provides medical alert devices to aid individuals living independently.
1-800-749-6555

Hunger Relief

Salvation Army Senior Lunch Program
Provides lunch for seniors each weekday at noon.
417-862-5509

Salvation Army Food Pantry
Provides open food pantry on Wednesdays from 9:30am-3pm.
417-862-5509

Ash Grove Food Pantry
Providing food for the hungry, as well as monthly food delivery for the elderly and disabled.   
417-751-2227

Independent Living

OACAC Home Care Funds
Provides funds to keep low-income seniors independent in their homes. Services range from mortgage/rent assistance to creating accessibility in the home.
417-862-4314

United Way Hands on for Seniors
Complete outdoor home repairs and yardwork to help seniors remain independent in their homes.
417-863-7700

Council of Churches – Connections Handyman Services
Provides essential home repairs to help low-income seniors remain independent in their homes.
417-862-3586 x 239

Legal Aid

Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Provide legal representation for seniors on a variety of civil matters, including healthcare directives, simple wills, estate planning, guardianships, divorces, tenant issues, and consumer fraud.
1-800-444-4863

Transportation

OATS
Provides transportation to citizens of all ages.
1-800-770-6287

Mercy Driving Rehabilitation
Provides clinic and driving assessments, customized training, and adaptive equipment to help seniors drive safer, for longer.
417-820-2364