Older adults and people with disabilities living in the community may experience a disruption in their lives due to depression or anxiety. The Oregon Legislature approved state funding in 2014 to support the implementation of evidence-based interventions that provide skills and training to enable older adults and people with disabilities living in the community to more successfully manage and reduce depression, anxiety, or substance use. The funding and programs are aimed at early intervention, reaching people at mild to moderate stages who are not already accessing behavioral health services. Funding is distributed through Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living that make up Oregon’s Aging & Disability Resource Connection.
Depression and Anxiety Program Resources
The following are sample materials that Oregon’s AAAs and CILs are using to promote and implement their programs, shared here as a resource across programs.
- Volunteer Resource Book for HOPE Senior Peer Mentoring Program from NWSDS (please note this is copyrighted material)