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:


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.

Southwest Missouri Office on Aging
Provides programs, services and information for seniors and caregivers.


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

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides mental health services.

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

Hunger Relief

Salvation Army Senior Lunch Program
Provides lunch for seniors each weekday at noon.

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

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.

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

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.


Provides transportation to citizens of all ages.