Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Medicare Workshops Scheduled in Lincoln, Linn and Benton Counties

Lincoln City:Lincoln County Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to ask questions about Medicare at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 NE Oar Place. Lincoln City, Oregon.

Andrew Tartella, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) representative, will be available to answer questions about changes to Medicare enrollment periods and benefits. Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Newport:The Newport Church of the Nazarene at 227 Northwest 12th Street, Newport, OR will host an informational meeting on Medicare at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. (541) 265-6684

Richard Reynolds, a Newport resident and local volunteer with the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program, a senior advocacy group for Medicare, will explain the different parts of Medicare. The purpose of the workshop is to provide seniors with a better understanding of Medicare and allow them to make an informed decision as to their own needs.

Linn & Benton Counties
Albany: Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance – SHIBA – is holding a “New to Medicare” class on Thursday, August 27 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Albany CSC offices at 250 Broadalbin SW in Albany. The class will be offered on the second floor in the Large Conference Room.

The class is open to anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare. We will cover the basics of Medicare A, B, C and D. Beneficiaries will better understand their Medicare benefits and learn how to choose a supplemental insurance plan that best meets their individual needs.

Corvallis: The same class will be offered in Benton County on Wednesday, September 14, from 3 - 4:50 pm at LBCC Benton Center Room 204, 757 Northwest Polk Avenue, Corvallis.
Reservations are required in Linn and Benton county workshops. To reserve a seat please call the CSC RSVP office at 541-812-0849
SHIBA is sponsored in Linn and Benton counties by Linn-Benton RSVP, a program of Community Services Consortium.

CSC Lincoln County Head Start Enrolling Now

Community Services Consortium (CSC) Head Start is a no-cost preschool serving Lincoln County.
We are now enrolling for the 2011-2012 program year at Head Start sites in Lincoln City, Toledo, and Newport. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2011.

Applications with enrollment information are
available at each site or by calling 541-996-3028.

• Lincoln City, 2130 SE Lee Street Lincoln City
• Newport, 253 NE 1st Street Newport
• Toledo, 845 NW A Street, Toledo

Community Services Consortium Makes Changes

Helping People. changing Lives.

Community Services Consortium is making changes to save resources and to keep as many of our programs as possible available to people in our communities who need them.
We have offices open in Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties as usual, but we are moving several programs locations. Don't hesitate to call for information.

Moving From Corvallis to Albany CSC Office
Foreclosure Counseling Program
First Time Homebuyer program
Healthy Kids Insurance Program
AmeriCorps*VISTA Program
CSC Administrative services
Call (541) 928-6335

Moving From Lebanon to Albany CSC Office
Low Income Energy Assistance
Rental Assistance
Transitional Housing
Call (541) 928-6335

Changed Albany Location
Mortgage Payment Assistance program: Moved from 1st to2nd floor of Albany CSC office. Call (541) 928-6335
Workforce & Education Adult Program: moved to Oregon
Employment Department at 139 4th Ave., SE, Albany, call (541) 812-8646

Moving From Albany to Lebanon CSC Office Workforce & Education Youth Programs in Linn County: Available
at Lebanon CSC Office. Call (541) 451-1071

CSC offices and phone numbers:Corvallis, 545 SW 2nd St., Ste A, Corvallis, OR 97333 541-752-1010
250 SW Broadalbin, Ste 2A, Albany, OR 97321 541-928-6335
, 380 Market St., Lebanon, OR 97355 541-451-1071
Lincoln City Career Tech High School
, 801 SW Hwy. 101, Ste 404, Lincoln City, OR 97367 541351-8551
Newport, 120 NE Avery St., Newport, OR 97365 541-265-8505

Recruiting for YouthBuild Training Program

YouthBuild Training Program
Learn the construction trade while obtaining your GED

Earn Money
Receive on-the-job training and become employment and/or college ready

Who can apply? Low income MEN and WOMEN between the ages of 16 and 24 who have dropped out of school.

How long is the program and where is it located?
Nine month program beginning in September at Community Services Consortium in Lebanon

Call Community Services
Consortium in
Lebanon for more
(541) 451-1071 x215, x217, or x208

Pick up applications at Community Services Consortium
380 Market Street, Lebanon

Help Yourself Stand Out

With the National Career Readiness Certificate

Set yourself apart
, it’s a free program through Community Services Consortium’s Workforce & Education Department.

What is the NCRC?The National Career Readiness Certificate is part of a national credentialing program that measures real world job skills. It helps employers identify qualified candidates for specific jobs. It also helps job
seekers demonstrate essential skills to employers who are hiring.

Who is it for? Anyone applying for a job in the state of Oregon. Whether you’re looking for a new job, considering a career change or about to graduate, the Oregon NCRC gives you a competitive edge.

How can I benefit? The NCRC can create an advantage if you’re applying for your first job, looking to change careers or re-entering the job
market. With the Oregon NCRC, you’ll have a tangible way to prove your skills to potential employers. An Oregon NCRC credential is preferred by a growing number of companies in Oregon.

Job seekers must take three ACT*WorkKeys assessments: The NCRC documents your skill level in these three areas, which are critical to success in a majority of jobs in the workplace.

Applied Mathematics
Reading for information
Locating information

How do I get started?
Call Daren at (541) 758-2751 or

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