The Aug. 22 event at Worthy Brewing in Bend will help support the Council on Aging’s resources and services for older adults in Central Oregon. The concerts are free, with tips and raffle ticket sales going to the Council on Aging as donations.

Bend, Ore., August 15, 2019 A summer of beer and benevolence continues in Bend with an Aug. 22 concert at Worthy Brewing to raise money for the Council on Aging of Central Oregon. The event is part of a monthly series called Non Profit Tunes that benefits different Central Oregon charities. 

The free concert goes from 6 to 8 p.m., with musicians donating their tips to the Council on Aging and encouraging contributions. Taking the stage is Auzzie Mark McCord playing guitar to the accompaniment of Deb Reichers on the fiddle. Jimmy Joe McCue performs original songs, and Ellen Jakab sings harmonies with Linda Martin. Attendees can also buy raffle tickets to support the cause and win a private wine tasting for six people — a retail value of $270 — at the new Bledsoe Family Winery tasting room in Bend. 

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon provides information and resources to adults over the age of 60 and their loved ones. Services include Meals on Wheels for homebound older adults, Medicare options counseling, and free guidance from information specialists about a variety of issues related to aging and living independently. Call the Council on Aging of Central Oregon at (541) 678-5483.

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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 nonprofit 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

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