The Aging Together capital campaign will provide a hub for services in the tri-county area of Central Oregon and offer a community gathering space for social activities and support programs. The campaign is in its early stages.
The proposed new facility will be the foundation on which a new generation of inclusive, age-friendly services can meet the needs of a rapidly changing and aging Central Oregon. It’s a place from which we can build and nurture connection, compassion, and community for decades to come. As allies, we can grow older better, together.
This campaign will establish a welcoming community gathering place and “home base” to provide programs for older adults and their unpaid caregivers living in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties.
Why we need to age together
Many older adults rely on services to overcome isolation and barriers to health and to meet basic needs. If we come together as a community, we can help ensure that aging in Central Oregon is defined by independence, well-being, dignity, and choice for all older adults, today and in the generations to come.
A Place for Connection and Community
The 8,750-square-foot building—originally built as a church in Bend’s Orchard District—is located at 1036 Fifth Street and is easily accessible by public transportation. Once renovated, the building will feature:
- Service offices to provide administration of expanded tri-county programs
- On-site counseling rooms to provide direct support to older adults and families
- A social hall for informal gatherings and planned events
- A kitchen and dining room for social lunches and nutrition support programs
If you would like to discuss ways to support the campaign, please contact Kathy Schroeder at (541) 678-5483.