When we have news to share, we let local outlets know by disseminating press releases. Learn about what’s new at the Council on Aging as we announce new programs and services.

2023

August 16, 2023 – The Summer Celebration Returns Thanks to a New Partnership with Home Instead

July 19, 2023 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Named Recipient of Prestigious Aging Innovations Award from USAging

June 19, 2023 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Receives $20,000 from the Ronald W.
Naito MD Foundation to Support Meals on Wheels

May 25, 2023 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Receives Grant from the Washington Federal Foundation to Help Sustain Meals on Wheels Programming

May 2, 2023 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Announces New Executive Director

March 24, 2023 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Cuts the Ribbon on the New Senior Services Center

February 14, 2023 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Expands Its Meals on Wheels Pet Pals Program

January 13, 2023 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Receives Grant for its Vital Meals on Wheels Program in Deschutes County

2022

November 16, 2022 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Welcomes Seniors Back for In-Person Dining in Bend

November 4, 2022 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Receives New Matching Grant to Finalize
Build Out of New Senior Services Center

October 28, 2022 – Directions 2022-2024: The Resource Guide for Older Adults in Central Oregon
Now Available

May 5, 2022 – In-Person Community Dining Returns to Sisters on Tuesdays in Support of Local Older Adults

April 12, 2022 – The Council on Aging is Looking for Volunteers to Help Us Keep Local Seniors Safe, Fed, and Connected

March 21, 2022 – The Council on Aging and Its Partners Celebrate 50 Years of Delivering Meals on Wheels

March 9, 2022 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Welcomes Ray Miao to its Board

February 22, 2022 – Council on Aging Awarded $20,500 in Grants To Support Meals on Wheels Program

2021

December 29, 2021 – Three Amazing Organizations Make the Holidays Brighter for Seniors

December 7, 2021 – The Council on Aging is Seeking Volunteers to Join Us in Support of Local Seniors

November 18, 2021 – Council on Aging Welcomes Senator Ron Wyden to Informal Town Hall

November 8. 2021 – Council on Aging Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

November 3, 2021 – Council on Aging Hosts Spooky and COVID Safe Halloween for Local Seniors

September 28, 2021 – Council on Aging Offers Free Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling from October 15 through December 7

September 13, 2021 – The Council on Aging Inaugurates New Meal Transport Van with Generous Support from Robberson Ford

August 19, 2021 – PacificSource Meals on Wheels Volunteer Team Celebrated for 20 Years of Service

August 9, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Takes Home Four National Mature Media Awards

Aug 2, 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Applauds Sunriver Women’s Club Continued Support

July 27. 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Announces Two New Board Members

June 29, 2021 – Council on Aging’s Caring Connections Program Featured on OPB’s Think Out Loud

June 24, 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Has Earned Their SAGECare Credential

June 7, 2021 – Peak Posse Fundraiser Supports Keeping Central Oregon Seniors Fed, Safe and Connected!

May 26, 2021 – Senator Merkley Presents U.S. Flag Flown over Capitol to Council on Aging for
Exceptional Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 24, 2021 – Central Oregon Health Council Awards $137,837 to the Council on Aging to
Address Social Isolation and Loneliness

March 24, 2021 – Council on Aging Expands Leadership Team to Support the Growing Needs of Central Oregon Seniors

February 16, 2021 – Piper Joins Council on Aging Board

January 28, 2021: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grant for Meals on Wheels Program in Deschutes County

January 21, 2021: Council on Aging of Central Oregon Announces Caring Connections, a Program Supporting Isolated Seniors in Central Oregon with Weekly Phone Calls

2020

December 21, 2020: The Council on Aging Receives Over $25,000 in Grants from the St. Charles Foundation

December 16, 2020: Holiday Scammers Targeting Seniors at Higher Rates Due to COVID-19

August 26, 2020: Renovations Begin on the Council on Aging of Central Oregon’s new Senior Services Center.

March 17, 2020: Council on Aging Moves to Implement Modified, Safer, Approaches to Delivering Services to Seniors Due to COVID-19

March 12, 2020: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Council on Aging to Feed Homebound Seniors

January 21, 2020: Council on Aging Expands Leadership Team to Support An Aging Central Oregon

2019

November 15, 2019: Holiday Meal Events to Provide Festive Fun and Food for Local Older Adults

October 8, 2019: Council on Aging Offers Free Medicare Counseling To Support Older Adults During Open Enrollment

August 20, 2019: Council on Aging Hosts Free Medicare 101 Classes

August 15, 2019: Nonprofit Tunes Concert to Benefit Central Oregon’s Older Adults

July 31, 2019: Council on Aging Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers for Improving the Lives of Older Adults

July 10, 2019: The Council on Aging of Central Oregon and Local Meal Site Partners To Host Summer Luau Lunches for Older Adults

June 1, 2019: Council on Aging of Central Oregon Expands Free Information and Referral Services to Madras Senior Center. (photo)

May 22, 2019: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards Funding to Council on Aging of Central Oregon to Support Services for Central Oregonians Affected by Alzheimer’s

May 21, 2019: Free Lunch Service in Bend for Adults Aged 60+

May 1, 2019: High Desert Corvettes Selects Council on Aging of Central Oregon as a 2019 Beneficiary (photo)

Feb. 28, 2019: Meals on Wheels to Resume Thursday Thanks to Volunteers & Community Members

Feb. 27, 2019: Nutrition Services for Seniors in Deschutes County Continue To Be Impacted By Snowstorm

Feb. 26, 2019: Nutrition Services for Seniors in Deschutes County Impacted Tuesday Due To Heavy Snowfall

Feb. 25, 2019: Tri-County Nutrition Services for Seniors Impacted Monday and Tuesday Due To Heavy Snowfall

Feb. 18, 2019: AT&T Awards $10,000 to Address Shortfall in Programming for Older Adults at Nutritional Risk in Central Oregon

Feb. 11, 2019: Council on Aging of Central Oregon to Promote Age-Friendly Communities and Connect with Younger Generation at Winterfest 2019

Jan. 11, 2019: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grant for Meals on Wheels Programming in Deschutes County (photo)

2018

Nov. 13, 2018: Free Holiday Meal Events Give Seniors a Chance to Celebrate the Season Together

Oct. 12, 2018: 2019 Medicare Enrollment Period Opens Next Week

Sept. 28, 2018: MDU Resources Foundation and Cascade Natural Gas Award Grant for Meals on Wheels Programing in Tri-County Area