2022

May 13, 2022 – Pacific Power awards 15 grants to support Central Oregon safety, health and wellness programs – KTVZ

May 6, 2022 – Council on Aging’s Denise LaBuda is a guest on The Point podcast – KPOV

May 5, 2022 – In-person community dining returns to Sisters on Tuesdays in support of area’s older adults – KTVZ

May 5, 2022 – In-person community dining returns to Sisters in support of local older adults – Central Oregon Daily

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

May 5, 2022 – Seniors in Bend open up about the pandemic, remain optimistic about the future – Bend Bulletin

April 13, 2022 – Council on Aging seeks volunteers for senior programs – Bend Bulletin

April 12, 2022 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon seeks Meals on Wheels, Caring Connections volunteers – KTVZ

April 12, 2022- Redmond Senior Center to host Healthy Living Fair April 12 – Cascade Business News

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

April 11, 2022 – Redmond Senior Center Hosts ‘Healthy Living Fair’ – mycentraloregon.com

April 8, 2022 – Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden score federal funding for 149 Oregon projects – Register Guard

April 7, 2022 – Local Non Profits Get Emergency Funds – mycentraloregon.com

April 6, 2022 – Oregon’s senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, score federal funding for 149 home-state projects, more than all but 1 other senator – Oregon Live

April 6, 2022 – Deschutes County, United Way of C.O. distribute $412,000 in federal emergency funds to 14 nonprofits – KTVZ

March 29, 2022 – ‘Angels in disguise’: Meals on Wheels program thrives 50 years later – Central Oregon Daily News

March 22, 2022 – The Council on Aging and Its Partners Celebrate 50 Years of Delivering Meals on Wheels – Cascade Business News

March 21, 2022 – Council on Aging of C. Oregon, partners mark 50 years of delivering Meals on Wheels – KTVZ

March 18, 2022 – Meals On Wheels With Denise LaBuda From Council On Aging Of Central Oregon – KPOV Podcast

March 10, 2022 – Ochoco Irrigation District due $4.87 million in federal funds for canal piping projects; much more detailed – KTVZ

March 9, 2022 – Council on Aging Awarded $20,500 to Support Meals on Wheels – Madras Pioneer

March 9, 2022 – Ray Miao joins board of Council on Aging of Central Oregon – KTVZ

March 3, 2022 – Grant funds support Meals on Wheels – Nugget News

February 24, 2022 – Council on Aging Awarded $20,500 in Grants to Support Meals on Wheels Program – Cascade Business New

February 22, 2022 – Council on Aging receives $20,500 in grants to support Meals on Wheels program -KTVZ

February 22, 2022 – Deschutes County Commission Approves $1.3 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Investments – Cascade Business News

February 18, 2022 – Deschutes County puts $1.3 million from ARPA funds into Senior Services Hub, small-business grants – KTVZ

January 1, 2022 – Local Seniors Receive Holiday Boost – mycentraloregon.com

2021

December 30, 2021 – Three Amazing Organizations Make the Holidays Brighter for Seniors – Cascade Business News

December 29, 2021 – Three organizations make the holidays brighter with gifts for 500+ C.O. seniors – KTVZ

December 23, 2021 – Bend seniors find togetherness, gifts at Christmas event – Bend Bulletin

December 17, 2021 – Find nonprofits. Donate. Then get great perks! – Source Daily

December 9, 2021 – The Council on Aging is Seeking Volunteers to Join Us in Support of Local Seniors – Cascade Business News

December 8, 2021- Council On Aging Seeks Volunteers – mycentraloregon.com

December 7, 2021 – Council on Aging needs volunteers – KTVZ

November 19, 2021 – Wyden visits local seniors – Mycentraloregon.com

November 18, 2021 – Sen. Wyden visits Council on Aging of C. Oregon for informal town hall on seniors issues – KTVZ

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

November 16, 2021 – Senior Moments – Bend Source

November 12, 2021 – Business people on the move – Bend Bulletin

November 12, 2021 – ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program returns, delivering cheer to older adults – KTVZ

November 8, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon adds chief financial officer – KTVZ

November 4, 2021 – Council on Aging hosts spooky, fun, COVID-safe Halloween for area seniors – Cascade Business News

November 3, 2021 – Scammers still active locally, threatening arrests if fines are not paid – Central Oregon Daily

November 3, 2021 – Council on Aging hosts spooky, fun, COVID-safe Halloween for area seniors – KTVZ

November 2, 2021 – Central Oregon Gives to Fund More than 80 Nonprofits – Cascade Business News

October 27, 2021 – Assistance – Redmond Spokesman

October 23, 2021 – Merkley: Senate appropriations bill includes funds for several C.O. agencies, programs – KTVZ

October 22, 2021 – MERKLEY ANNOUNCES KEY FUNDING FOR NURSES, EDUCATORS IN APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE BILL – Senator Merkley’s Office

September 30, 2021 – Free Medicare Counseling Available – mycentraloregon.com

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

September 28, 2021 – Council on Aging to offer free Medicare open enrollment counseling – KTVZ

September 14, 2021 – The Council on Aging Inaugurates New Meal Transport Van with Generous Support from Robberson Ford – Cascade Business News

September 13, 2021 – Council on Aging inaugurates new meal transport van, with support from Robberson Ford – KTVZ

August 19, 2021 – Council on Aging of C.O. celebrates PacificSource Meals on Wheels team’s 20 years of service – KTVZ

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

August 17, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Takes Home Four National Mature Media Awards – Bend Chamber News

August 10, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Takes Home Four National Mature Media Awards – Cascade Business News

August 9, 2021 – United Way of Central Oregon awards $245K to 31 local nonprofits – Central Oregon Daily

August 9, 2021 – United Way of Central Oregon awards $245,000 to local, regional nonprofits – KTVZ

August 9, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon wins 4 National Mature Media awards – KTVZ

Aug 3, 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Applauds Sunriver Women’s Club’s Continued Support – Cascade Business News

Aug 2, 2021 – Council on Aging of C.O. thanks Sunriver Women’s Club for continued support – KTVZ

July 31 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon announces two new board members – Pamplin Media Group

July 27, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon adds 2 new board members – KTVZ

July 23, 2021 – 5-story senior living community proposed near Riverbend Park – Bend Bulletin

July 12, 2021 – 2021 Forward Together – Redmond Senior Center E-Newsletter

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

June 25, 2021 – Central Oregon program relieves loneliness with a phone call – OPB

June 24, 2021 – The Council on Aging of Central Oregon Has Earned the SAGECare Credential – Cascade Business News

June 17, 2021 – Windermere in Bend Dedicates 37th Annual Community Service Day to Central Oregon Council on Aging – Cascade Business News

June 15, 2021 – Central Oregonians who seek to help seniors mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – KTVZ

June 13, 2021 – Peak Posse Helps Seniors In Need – mycentraloregon.com

June 11, 2021 – Windermere in Bend marks Community Service Day with assist to C.O. Council on Aging – KTVZ

June 8, 2021 – Funds Will Expand Council on Aging Programs to Reduce Loneliness, Isolation & Hunger – Cascade Business News

June 8, 2021 – Phone call program offers comfort to isolated seniors – Bend Bulletin

June 6, 2021 – Peak Posse adventure hikers’ fundraiser patch to support Council on Aging of C.O. efforts – KTVZ

May 27, 2021 – Senator Merkley Presents U.S. Flag Flown over Capitol to Council on Aging for Exceptional Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Cascade Business News

May 27, 2021 – Help For Adults With Isolation & Loneliness – mycentraloregon.com

May 26, 2021 – Help For Adults With Isolation & Loneliness – mycentraloregon.com

May 26, 2021 – Central Oregon community mental health targeted with $4 million grant – Bend Bulletin

May 25, 2021 – Sen. Jeff Merkley holds Deschutes County virtual town hall – KTVZ

May 25, 2021 – Central Oregon Health Council Awards $137,837 to the Council on Aging to Address Social Isolation & Loneliness – Cascade Business News

May 24, 2021 – $130K grant helps Council on Aging extend ‘Caring Connection’ program – Central Oregon Daily

May 24, 2021 – Grant will expand ‘Caring Connections’ senior calling program to Jefferson, Crook counties – KTVZ

May 12, 2021 – C.O. Health Council makes major investment in behavioral health efforts – KTVZ

May 6, 2021 – Pacific Power announces grants to Central Oregon organizations – KTVZ

April 18, 2021 – City Club Addresses Aging Population – Mycentraloregon.com

April 18, 2021 – REFLECTIONS April 2021 | Envision Better Aging: How Can Central Oregon Adapt to the Needs of an Aging Population? – City Club of Central Oregon

April 15, 2021 – City Club Aging Event Recording – YouTube

April 5, 2021 – ENVISION BETTER AGING: HOW CAN CENTRAL OREGON ADAPT TO THE NEEDS OF AN AGING POPULATION? – Bend Source

March 29, 2021 – OnPoint and Fred Meyer Partnership Brings Together Two Community-Focused Brands – Oregon Business

March 24, 2021 – Council On Aging Expands Leadership Team – MyCentralOregon.com

March 18, 2021 – City Club Forum: How Can Central Oregon Adapt to the Needs of an Aging Population? – News Break

March 24, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon expands leadership team – KTVZ

March 18, 2021 – City Club Forum: How Can Central Oregon Adapt to the Needs of an Aging Population? – Cascade Business News

March 7, 2021 – “Falling through cracks”: Vaccine bypasses some older adults – Wyoming News Rocketminer.com

March 5, 2021 – Some older adults are getting bypassed in the vaccine push- Orange County Register

March 4, 2021 – Coronavirus – Falling through the cracks: Vaccine bypasses some older adults – WWNYTV

March 4, 2021 – Falling through cracks’: Vaccine bypasses some older adults – AP News

March 2, 2021 – COAR Releases Donation Application for Nonprofits – Cascade Business News

March 1, 2021 – C.O. Association of Realtors seeks nonprofit applicants for donations – KTVZ

February 16, 2021 – Former Bend councilor Piper joins Council on Aging board – KTVZ

February 14, 2021 – Isolation, loneliness during pandemic hit hard among senior citizens – Bend Bulletin

February 9, 2021 – Deschutes Co. leaders work to make vaccinations accessible for those 80+ – Central Oregon Daily

February 2, 2021 – Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grant for Meals on Wheels program in Deschutes County – Cascade Business News

January 28, 2021 – Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grant for Meals on Wheels Program in Deschutes County The Funds will be used to Provide Home-Delivered Meals to Older Adults to Keep Them Safe and Living Independently – MyCentralOregon.com

January 28, 2021 – Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation helps Meals on Wheels in Deschutes County – KTVZ

January 26, 2021 – Successful Aging in Sisters – Nugget

January 25, 2021 – Council on Aging launches program connecting isolated seniors with phone calls – Central Oregon Daily

January 21, 2021 – Council on Aging of C.O. launches ‘Caring Connections’ weekly calls – KTVZ

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

January 21, 2021 – Council on Aging of Central Oregon Announces Caring Connections – Cascade Business News

January 10, 2021 – Anonymous donor hires private Bend chef to prepare dinner for 200 seniors – KTVZ

January 5, 2021 – CET set to launch free weekly Sisters to Bend, curb-to-curb ‘Shopper Shuttle’ – KTVZ

2020

December 31, 2020 – 100+ Women Who Care C. Oregon donate nearly $20K to three area nonprofits – KTVZ

December 24, 2020 – The Council on Aging Receives Over $25,000 in Grants from St. Charles Foundation – Cascade Business News

December 22, 2020 – Holiday Scammers Targeting Seniors at Higher Rates Due to COVID-19 – Cascade Business News

December 22, 2020 – Happy Tuesday, Reader! Here is your daily dose of news for Central Oregon – Source Weekly

December 17, 2020 – Council on Aging: Holiday scams targeting seniors up amid COVID-19 – KTVZ

November 25, 2020 – Anonymous donor hires notable Bend chef to cook for seniors – KTVZ

November 20, 2020 – La Pine American Legion will offer Thanksgiving meals to pick up – KTVZ

November 12, 2020 – Souce Give Guide 2020 – Bend Source

November 3, 2020 – United Way Distributes $500,000 of City of Bend CARES Act Funding – Cascade Business News

October 30,2020 – United Way of C.O. distributes $500K in Bend CARES Act funding – KTVZ

October 21, 2020: Council on Aging offers free Medicare open enrollment counseling for seniors – KTVZ

October 20, 2020: Council on Aging Offers Free Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling for Seniors through December 7, 2020 – Cascasde Business News

October 7, 2020: Bend meal program now on two wheels – The Bend Bulletin

September 23, 2020: Student from Bend leads campaign focusing on seniors’ social isolation – KTVZ

September 16, 2020: Services for seniors more critical than ever – The Nugget News

September 3, 2020: Renovations begin on senior services center in Bend – Bend Bulletin

August 26, 2020: Renovations Begin on the Council on Aging of Central Oregon’s New Senior Services Center – Cascade Business News

August 26, 2020: Council on Aging Begins Improvements on New Senior Services Center – KTVZ.com

August 7, 2020: United Way of C.O. awards $160K to 26 nonprofits for COVID-19 relief – KTVZ.com

June 18, 2020: City of Bend Provides Over $1.3 Million in Affordable Housing & Social Services Funding – Cascade Business News

June 4, 2020: Go Help – Bend Bulletin

June 1, 2020: Council on Aging, Latino Association Join Forces to Help Older Latinos Survive the Pandemic – Latin Post

May 28, 2020: Council on Aging, Latino Association join forces to aid older Latinos – KTVZ

May 18, 2020: Sunriver Women’s Club awards funds to area nonprofits – KTVZ

May 6, 2020: Foundation awards nearly $1.3 million to C.O. nonprofits amid COVID-19 – KTVZ

April 28, 2020: Latinos disproportionately affected by COVID-19 – The Bulletin

April 21, 2020: UNITED WAY FUNDS 23 LOCAL NONPROFITS WITH $97,000 FOR COVID-19 – My Central Oregon

April 12, 2020: Meals on Wheels feeds seniors facing coronavirus isolation – The Bulletin

April 7, 2020: For Seniors, Isolation And Health Risks Can Hit Hard – The Source Weekly

April 7, 2020: United Way adds $30,000 to Central Oregon COVID-19 Response Fund – KTVZ

March 30, 2020: United Way funds 11 Central Oregon nonprofits in response to COVID-19 – My Central Oregon

March 18, 2020: Council on Aging supports C.O. seniors, with adjustments – KTVZ

March 17, 2020: Staff remain available to support Central Oregon senior community members by phone. Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm – Cascade Business News

March 17, 2020: Meals on Wheels modifies delivery – The Bulletin

March 17, 2020: Newport Market to offer special hours for elderly – The Bulletin

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

March 4, 2020: Cutting Waste in Deschutes County – The Source Weekly

February 26, 2020: Environmental Center hands out $7,000 in grants; 2 in Redmond – Redmond Spokesman

February 21, 2020: Environmental Center awards waste reduction grants – KTVZ

February 5, 2020: Who’s Who – Council on Aging expands board, advisory council and staff leadership – Cascade Business News (print edition)

January 21, 2020: Council on Aging of C.O. expands leadership team – KTVZ

January 20, 2020: City of Bend hopes transportation bond strikes a balance. – The Bulletin

2019

December 11, 2019: Choices narrowed for new Redmond bus routes – The Redmond Spokesman

November 28, 2019: Tern reveal how annual GSD giveaway is helping non-profit organisations – road.cc

November 27, 2019: Tern shares results of first GSD giveaway – Cycling Industry News

November 23, 2019: Free legal help offered for CO seniors – KTVZ

November 20, 2019: Program must go on despite lack of drivers – Madras Pioneer

November 19, 2019: Council on aging partners with local senior centers around Central Oregon – KBND, News Talk

November 15, 2019: Holiday Meals for Older Adults – mycentraloregon.com

November 15, 2019: Free holiday lunches to begin at senior centers in Central Oregon – Bulletin

November 15, 2019: Holiday meal events to provide food, fun for C.O. seniors – KTVZ

October 19, 2019: Medicare enrollment now open – Madras Pioneer

October 9, 2019: Council on Aging offers free counseling on Medicare options – KTVZ

September 28, 2019: Editorial: Donations help your neighbors – Bend Bulletin

September 22, 2019: Nonprofits serving county win grants – The Madras Pioneer

September 5, 2019: C.O. seniors’ top issues: Transportation, housing – KTVZ

August 22, 2019: Council on Aging Hosts Free Medicare 101 Classes – Cascade Business News

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

August 14, 2019: Deschutes United Way awards $310K to 26 nonprofits – KTVZ

August 14. 2019: We just awarded $310,000 to 26 local nonprofits to help build resilience in Central Oregon – United Way of Deschutes County

August 1, 2019: Local Man Honored for Delivering Meals in the Snow – KBND

July 31, 2019: Council on Aging of Central Oregon Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers. – KTVZ

July 16, 2019: The Council on Aging of Central Oregon and Local Meal Site Partners To Host Summer Luau Lunches for Older Adults – Cascade Business News

July 2, 2019: Sisters gains ‘age-friendly’ status – Nugget News

June 6, 2019: Council on Aging of Central Oregon Expands Free Information & Referral Services to Madras Senior Center – Cascade Business News

May 30, 2019: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards Funding to Council on Aging of Central Oregon – Cascade Business News

May 23, 2019: Community Lunches For Older Adults Aged 60+ – Cascade Business News

May 21, 2019: Community Lunches for Older Adults Aged 60+ – KTVZ

Apr. 30, 2019: The High Desert Corvettes Donate to Assist Meals on Wheels Program – KTVZ

Executive Director Susan Rotella and Nutrition Program Manager Bob DeBoard helped make salads to distribute to Meals on Wheels recipients following the February 2019 snowstorm.

Feb. 28, 2019: Meals on Wheels Resumes Deliveries Thursday – KBND

Feb. 27, 2019: Community steps up: Meals on Wheels deliveries to resume – KTVZ

Feb. 27, 2019: Thursday: Another Day of Snow Closures – KBND

Feb. 26, 2019: Central Oregon under a blanket of snow, with more coming – Bend Bulletin

Feb. 26, 2019: Highway 20 at Santiam Pass reopens after avalanche – KTVZ

Feb. 26, 2019: Bend plow crews, contractors wage battle with snow – KTVZ

Feb. 25, 2019: More snow: C.O. school districts closed again Wednesday – KTVZ

Feb. 25, 2019: Snow closures throughout Central Oregon (updated) – Bend Bulletin

Feb. 25, 2019: Tuesday closures include Bend-La Pine, Redmond schools – Bend Bulletin

Feb. 25, 2019: Record snowfall hammers Central Oregon – Bend Bulletin

Feb. 25, 2019: Bend Meals and Wheels cancels 2 days of deliveries – KTVZ

Feb. 24, 2019: Snow hits hard: Schools, airport, many others close – KTVZ

Feb. 11, 2019: Council on Aging, personal trainer partner for WinterFest offering – KTVZ

Feb. 6, 2019: Bend park district to close senior center during expansion – Bend Bulletin

Jan. 27, 2019: Volunteer Expo brings crowd in Bend – KTVZ

Jan. 24, 2019: Keep Moving This Winter – Area 97 Magazine (Bend Bulletin)

January 15, 2019: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards Grant for Meals on Wheels Programming in Deschutes County – Cascade Business News

Jan. 11, 2019: Foundation grant assists Meals on Wheels in Deschutes County – KTVZ

2018

Nov. 13, 2018: Council on Aging offers free holiday meals for seniors  – KTVZ

Sept. 25, 2018: Transportation can be a challenge in Sisters – The Nugget Newspaper

Mar. 19, 2018: Council on Aging buys Bend’s Community Center – KTVZ