Q: Why did you decide to volunteer for the Council on Aging? Pat: The site manager at the Sisters meal site needed more volunteers because the program had tripled – the Council on Aging went from serving lunch once a week to three days a week. And even though it was during the early days…Read More
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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
Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options? Each year, there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these: Switch to a…Read More