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Council on Aging of Central Oregon Offers Free Lunch Service in Bend for Adults Aged 60+

Weekly meal program will begin May 23rd.

Bend, Ore., May 21, 2019 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon today announced it will begin serving up community lunches for adults aged 60 and over, beginning this Thursday, May 23, 2019, from Noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Council on Aging’s dining room located at 1036 NE 5th Street in Bend. Guests accompanying older adults can also enjoy a meal for $4 per person.   

“A huge part of our mission is to ensure older adults in Central Oregon have the nutritional and social supports that lead to well-being,” said Council on Aging Executive Director Susan Rotella. “Our dining programs enable our older neighbors and friends to get a hot meal and some good conversation and company. They build community and reduce the impact of isolation, which can be devastating to older people.” 

The Bend Congregate Dining program will run every Thursday, beginning May 23rd. Games, newspapers, and coffee will be also available free of charge in the Council’s Community room from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays.    

Limited parking will be available in the Center’s parking lot behind the building; the entrance is on Kearney Street. In addition to plenty of on-street parking, two bus lines stop directly in front of the Council’s building:  #5 (Wells Acres to NW Greenwood and NW 5th Street) and #6 (Reed Market to Kearney and NE 5th Street).

For more information about Council on Aging-sponsored dining programs, please visit https://www.councilonaging.org/find-help/food-nutrition/community-meal-sites/. To learn more about all of the Council on Aging’s Nutritional Services, including Meals on Wheels deliveries, visit https://www.councilonaging.org/find-help/food-nutrition/ or call (541) 78-5483.

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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
Anni Hmelar
Public Relations Manager
Council on Aging of Central Oregon 
(650) 387-4499
ahmelar@councilonaging.org