It all started with the Great Depression in the 1930s, which left more than half of the people in the U.S. unable to provide for themselves. The depression brought about the crumbling of the stock market and the disappearance of retirement savings for many senior American citizens. As a result, Social Security was implemented as…Read More
Social distancing takes its toll. Need support for a senior or a caregiver? Call us at (541) 678-5483.
ISOLATION AND LONELINESS CAN BE FATAL
The COVID-19 pandemic shows us firsthand the difficulty and consequences of isolation, a challenge that many seniors face daily. Isolation poses health risks and increases mortality rates. Learn more about the health risks of isolation here.
Loneliness is another issue exasperated by coronavirus. For our part, we’re connecting with Central Oregon seniors via Meals on Wheels, reassurance calls, music, and giveaways at our Grab & Go lunch drive-throughs, and referrals. But, as a caring society, we must do more.
It only takes a socially distant coffee date, a phone call, a knock on the door, or reaching out to improve the health and life of a senior. We need your help. Consider how you can rally around a senior in your neighborhood.
And, please call us with any questions about helping someone who is feeling isolated at: (541) 678-5483
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We are open and supporting seniors, caregivers and their families by phone. Find the information and aging services for you, a loved one, a friend or a caregiver across the tri-county area.
Get Our Resource Guide
Directions is our resource guide for older adults in Central Oregon. Get quick, easy access to listings of supportive services, emergency contacts, financial and legal services, recreational and social opportunities, and so much more.
Our Impact in 2019
It was 1988, when, through Proclamation 5847, Ronald Reagan deemed August 21st the day America would celebrate seniors. Over 30 years later, as older people live longer, healthier, and more productive, the cause for celebration is more appropriate than ever. Reagan intended National Senior Citizens Day to be a time to give back to older…Read More