• The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Nutrition Program offers services including senior (congregate) dining at convenient local sites, home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) nutrition counseling, socialization, and a volunteer program. Like most of our services the nutrition program services are free of charge to persons age 60 and over and their spouses or caregivers.

 Central Oregon Meal Sites

Senior nutrition sites in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties offer congregate meals. Funding for the meals come from federal, state, and local dollars, program contributions, and attendee donations. VolunteBend Holiday Lunch Volunteerser support for the congregate meal sites is vital to making the programs function.

Congregate dining programs vary according to the location and population being served. The number of days per week that the sites offer hot meals varies from one to five. Other activities such as socializing, dancing, health clinics, educational programs, and games are offered at various sites.

Anyone can attend the congregate meals. Seniors aged 60 and over, spouses of any age, or caregivers of seniors attending are eligible for congregate meals at no-cost, although donations are much appreciated. Those not eligible for the no-cost meals are requested to pay the meal site's posted cost of the meal. While the sites are conscious of sugar, salt, and fat when preparing the meals, the meals should not be considered diabetic.

At certain sites, transportation may be available to those who require it. For more information regarding meal site transportation call Cascades East Transit (541) 385-8680. 

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is grateful for the support of partners such as:

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