The Council on aging is the Central Oregon’s aging expert – ensuring that all of us have access to the supports, services, and resources we need when we’re older.

We also provide deep content expertise to ensure our communities and providers meet those needs as well.

Our services include nutrition programs, options counseling, caregiver support, respite services, evidence-based health programs, volunteerism, in-home care supports and educational programs.

We serve Jefferson, Crook and North Klamath and Deschutes Counties

Our Mission

We advocate for, empower and guide older adults and their loved ones to live with independence and well-being.

Our Vision

A world that grows older better, together.

Our Values

Everything we do is guided by compassion, collaboration, reliability, integrity and respect.

Nondiscrimination Policy

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.

Supporting Age-friendly Communities

The Council on Aging advocates for age-friendly cities— places where infrastructure, policies, and practices are developed to make the community livable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially older adults. By 2030, people 65+ will comprise almost 20 percent of the nation’s population — and in many communities, that percentage is already a reality.

Learn more and get involved in your local Central Oregon community in its efforts to become age-friendly: