According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11 million or 28% of people age 65 and older live alone. Although many of these older adults don’t feel lonely or socially isolated, studies have shown that 43% of adults aged 60 and older say they’re lonely, even when some are surrounded by family and friends. This may…Read More →
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Lack of access to affordable, healthy food and cost of living increases have significantly impacted the quality of life for many Central Oregon seniors living on fixed and limited incomes. Now more than ever, our programs are a lifeline. For some, the Council on Aging is their connection to the outside world, their advocates, and a friendly face in their lives.Not sure where to start?
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We offer several on-going food programs such as Meals on Wheels and various lunch events across the tri-county.Explore Our Nutrition Programs
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Our Caring Connections program matches volunteers with seniors who would appreciate a weekly phone call and camaraderie. Many people in the program have made new friends that have turned into lasting relationships.Learn More
Tech Day with the Deschutes Public Library
Having problems with your computer, phone, or reading device? Librarians will be on-site to help on April 5th from 12:30pm-2pm. Sign-up starts at 11am before...
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The Pet Pals Program Has Tails Wagging Across Central Oregon
For many seniors, fur babies are like best friends. They smile with their tails and love you just the way you are. But for some people, it’s not always easy to get to the pet store, and vet bills can add up. That’s why the Council on Aging of Central Oregon has created the Pet…Read More →
Quick Links to Other Lesser-Known Resources at the Deschutes Public Libraries (Part 2)
Reposted from the Deschutes Public Library website Special Services for Seniors Homebound customers can receive library books, audiobooks, music and more by mail! Retirement communities have special visitation days. Find days and times here. What’s Next in Your Favorite Series? A search engine to help you find books within a series. Search by character, setting,…Read More →