As aging experts, we ensure seniors can access the support, services, and resources they need from the Council on Aging and other tri-county partners.

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon provides food and nutrition options like Meals on Wheels and community dining, Medicare and options counseling, family caregiver support, and social engagement programs, such as Caring Connections and Pet Pals.

Our Mission

The Council on Aging supports all Central Oregonians to age well wherever and however they choose. We empower, advocate for, and provide services to older community members and their loved ones.

Our Vision

An inclusive community that values and supports all people as they age.

Our Values

Working together with older adults and their loved ones to navigate aging with respect, compassion, reliability, and integrity.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We embrace our mission, vision, and values and incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles with respect and intention in our service design and delivery. Strategies to reflect this value include the following.

  • Develop culturally appropriate options in nutrition programs.
  • Develop an outreach plan to increase accessibility for Tribal members.
  • Develop and deploy Spanish-language collateral materials.

What We Believe

Human Connection Is Central to a Meaningful Life
The need for human connection transcends economic status and age. Through sharing meals, volunteering, and conversing with others, our community can experience meaningful engagement with a larger world.

Aging is a Community Responsibility
We believe that aging is a community responsibility; however, with many children moving to lower-cost areas,  some older adults are left without strong family support or critical resources. After contributing to our local communities, Central Oregon’s older adults deserve to be able to remain in the counties they helped build.

Since 1975, we have been a trusted partner and leader supporting older adults and vulnerable seniors in Central Oregon. Our community relies on the Council on Aging as “the go-to resource” for programs, services, and information.

We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status in serving clients, enlisting volunteers, hiring staff or partnering with organizations and individuals to help us deliver on our mission.