Welcome to Be Savvy!
This site was created to provide Southern Oregon older adults pertinent COVID-19 information. We are also here to help you use and integrate technology in this COVID-19 world so that you can be connected and be healthy. We want all Southern Oregonians to feel connected and a part of the community, even in a world when we spend more time at home and social distance. Be sure to visit our website often as we will regularly be updating information and content.
Meet Our Team!
I’m Kristin Milligan Executive Director of Community Volunteer Network and the Be Savvy project. In life, my passion is living a life of service and advocating for older adults, children, and animals. I have served on the Board of Directors for Sanctuary One and United Way of Jackson County. In my career, I am fortunate to work with older adults and strive to reduce loneliness and isolation and increase community connectivity for seniors in Southern Oregon. I currently serve as the Secretary of the Seniors Serving Oregon Coalition. I am so excited to have this platform to connect and get to know more folks in our community. I have called Southern Oregon my home for the last 9 years. My husband and I are the proud parents of children, dogs, cats, and fish. Thank you for visiting our site and taking the time to get to know us.
Growing up in Southern Oregon, I have created special bonds with my community. In my late 20’s, I joined AmericorpsVista and coordinated the SMART reading program at two elementary schools. I knew then I wanted to make a difference in both children and aging adults. I spent the next 20 years volunteering with different organizations that mentored children. After my kids grew up, I took a position as the RSVP Program Manager at Community Volunteer Network. Today, I place volunteers in over 50 different nonprofit organizations throughout Jackson County. These organizations provide medical transportation for inbound seniors, educate and advocate Oregonians with Medicare, aid with isolation and depression, and distribute food and clothing assistance to those in need. We place volunteers in our local police departments, senior centers, libraries, and information booths. I am very blessed to work in a unique position that serves my community.