FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MDU Resources Foundation and Cascade Natural Gas Award Grant
for Meals on Wheels Programing in Tri-County Area

Older Adult Clients of the Council on Aging of Central Oregon
Are Set to Benefit from Expanded Nutrition Services

Bend, Ore., September 28, 2018 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon today announced that the MDU Resources Foundation and Cascade Natural Gas have awarded a $4000 grant to the Council on Aging to expand Meals on Wheels programming in the tri-county area.

“This is the second time we’ve awarded a grant to the Council on Aging of Central Oregon for their Meals on Wheels service,” said Cascade Natural Gas District Manager Marcus McCloskey. “We recognize the importance of the work the Council does day after day to care for and support older adults in the communities in which we and they operate.” McCloskey personally presented the check to the Council on Aging’s Executive Director Susan Rotella.

“Meals on Wheels deliveries play a key role in our nutritional programming and in the ability of older adults who are challenged with mobility issues to live at home,” said Rotella. “This grant enables us to further fund not only the meals but to provide critical social support and wellness checks that promote safety and well-being of our older adult neighbors. Our clients and our team so appreciate this continuing and necessary community support.”

Central Oregon adults over sixty and contending with interim and long-term mobility challenges are eligible for Meals on Wheels service at no cost. To find out more, contact the Council on Aging of Central Oregon at (541) 678-5483 or councilonaging.org/services/meals-on-wheels.

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About the Council on Aging of Central Oregon
The non-profit Council on Aging is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging serving Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, offering older aged adults 60 and older and their loved ones a range of support services that promote independence, well-being and safety, as well as preventing hunger and improving overall health. The Council on Aging is committed to equitable and inclusive services, programs and resources designed to meet immediate and direct need.

About Cascade Natural Gas
Cascade Natural Gas is a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 287,500 residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers in 96 communities in Washington and Oregon. Cascade is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index and the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats index and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, see the company’s website at www.mdu.com. For more information about Cascade, visit www.cngc.com.

Media Contact
Anni Hmelar
Marketing Director
Council on Aging of Central Oregon
(650) 387-4499
ahmelar@councilonaging.org