Senior Financial Abuse Growing

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in Oregon. A new report from the office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations found that reports of financial abuse rose 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Senior financial abuse has been growing for years. In fact, it’s the most common type of … Continue reading »

New Resource for Aging and Disability

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many people know someone who is aging, have aging parents, are experiencing age-related issues themselves, or have experienced a disability. There is a new resource in Southern Oregon to help anyone with an issue related to aging or disabilities. Dave Toler is the Director of Senior and Disability Services at the Rogue … Continue reading »

Oregon Among Top States For Clean Energy

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is one of the top states in the country for creating clean-energy jobs, and a new Rogue Valley program may have played a big part in that. Last year, the Rogue Valley Council of Governments came up with a plan that would help companies find work, and help customers save money. The … Continue reading »

Sequester Cuts Affect Disability Checks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that the government sequester has been signed, the question is no longer whether or not across the board spending cuts will hit, but how. One group of local residents who will likely be hit are those collecting disability or Medicare under Social Security. While the dollar amount on the checks themselves … Continue reading »