In Benton County

Caseworker taking a wheelchair to her clientDurable Medical Equipment is available through the DME program to seniors and people with disabilities who are uninsured or underinsured.  The goal of the program is to prevent falls and keep seniors living independently in their own home.  If you, or someone you know, could use the help of the DME program, call RSVP at (541) 812-0849 or email  Equipment is available as funds are available.  Some restrictions apply.  You can download the equipment request form here: Request Form


The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program is available to help answer your questions about Medicare.  Local SHIBA counselors are available to meet with you one-on-one throughout Benton County.  SHIBA also hosts monthly seminars at Linn-Benton Community College locations.  Check the Calendar for dates, times, and instructions for registering for these free classes.  To make an appointment, call (541) 812-0849.


SPC - two menSenior Peer Counseling provides compassionate and informed support to individuals facing the many challenges and concerns of life.  Trained peer counselor volunteers offer emotional support, empathy, and guidance to seniors dealing with difficult situations such as loneliness, loss of a loved one, health problems, and managing stress.  The Senior Peer Counseling program is a collaboration of RSVP and the Benton County Health Department.  To find out more about the program, or to make a referral, call (541) 812-0849.


Stock PhotoThe Tax-Aide program is sponsored nationally by AARP and locally by RSVP.  IRS-Certified volunteers prepare and e-file Federal and State returns for senior citizens and lower to moderate income families.  Volunteers are available starting in February through the end of tax season (April 15).  For a list of what to bring, or a list of tax locations, call RSVP at (541) 812-0849.  You can also download the flyer with this information: Flyer


visiting-loved-onesThe VISIT program enhances the lives of long-term care facility residents, reducing their feelings of isolation and loneliness while providing a community presence.  Volunteers visit residents on a weekly basis.  Through this interaction, residents receive the individualized attention that assists them in maintaining a maximum function level.  This program furthers the mission of RSVP to enhance the quality of life for seniors.  For more information, or to request a visitor, call (541) 812-0849.