FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Monday or Tuesday due to snow accumulation in Bend

Clients are advised to use the shelf-stable meals provided in late 2018 until Meals on Wheels service can resume. The Council on Aging offices are also closed due to inclement weather.

Bend, Ore., February 25, 2019 – Due to snow accumulation in Bend, Meals on Wheels will not be delivered to Bend clients on Monday. Feb. 25 or Tuesday, Feb. 26. Clients are advised to use the shelf-stable emergency meals provided in late 2018. These meals are contained in a brown box and were delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients during the winter season in case of inclement weather. The Council on Aging offices are also closed on Feb. 25 and may be closed Feb. 26, depending on weather.

Bend Meals on Wheels clients are being notified about the interruption to meal delivery. Delivery may be resumed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, depending on weather conditions. The shelf-stable emergency food boxes contain five meals. Other Meals on Wheels areas in the tri-county may also be affected and are being assessed on a case-by-case basis. For updates, follow the Council on Aging’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CouncilOnAgingOfCentralOregon or check local media.

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About the Council on Aging of Central Oregon
Since 1975, the Council on Aging has served as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, offering adults aged 60 and older and their loved ones a range of support services. A non-profit organization, the Council on Aging advocates for, empowers and guides older adults and their loved ones to live with independence and well-being in age-friendly communities—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.

Phone: (541) 678-5483
Website: www.councilonaging.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CouncilOnAgingOfCentralOregon

Media Contact
Emily Burnham
Strategic communications and public relations manager
Council on Aging of Central Oregon
(541) 678-5483
eburnham@councilonaging.org