A choice of dwellings and the ability to retain independent living are priorities as we age. Affordable housing ranks high on the list. A case study from the U.K. indicated that 76% of the homes were owner-occupied, reaffirming that most retirees would rather live in their own homes than move to a retirement community. This…Read More
If you or a loved one can use our help and guidance on aging services, give us a call at (541) 678-5483
Make a New Friend and Make Someone’s Day.
The pandemic has been a long, rough road for seniors in our community. Many feel isolated and lonely. Some go an entire week without talking with anyone.
The problem is widespread. The National Poll on Healthy Aging, conducted for the University of Michigan, found that 50% of older adults who live alone, and 52% of those who are unemployed or disabled, said they felt a lack of companionship.
Our Caring Connections program matches volunteers with seniors who would appreciate a weekly phone call and camaraderie. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, discover common interests or just talk with someone about what’s going on in your community.
If you’re a senior interested in joining our Caring Connections or know an older adult who would be a good fit for connecting with a volunteer weekly, call us at (541) 678-5483.
For more information about the Caring Connections program, click here and read our blog, “Senior Isolation and Loneliness. An Epidemic of Pandemic Proportions.”
The Caring Connections program is serving seniors in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties.
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Our Impact in 2020
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals. It’s an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities, and be a force that transforms the…Read More