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

Southwest Missouri Office on Aging
Provides programs, services and information for seniors and caregivers.
1-800-497-0822

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

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

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 repairsto 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