We work with the following organizations to provide services and support to Central Oregon’s older adults.

Meals on Wheels has been guided by a single goal since the first known U.S. delivery by a small group of Philadelphia citizens in 1954 – to support our senior neighbors to extend their independence and health as they age. What started as a compassionate idea has grown into one of the largest, most effective social movements in America, currently helping nearly 2.4 million older adults annually.

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate and advocate for people of all ages who have Medicare. The program’s certified volunteer counselors help you understand your rights and Medicare insurance choices, at no charge to you. All information is kept confidential.

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is a statewide database, providing access to local information and services for seniors and people with disabilities. The ADRC has trained professional staff who can help you and your family with immediate needs, or help you plan for the future.

The United Way of Deschutes County is a Central Oregon-based nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, community leaders, and volunteers. They have been building stronger individuals, families, and communities for 65 years by investing in the most needed programs and services while strengthening our community.

The Deschutes County government is dedicated to enhancing the lives of citizens by delivering quality services in a cost-effective manner. Deschutes is Oregon’s 7th-largest county, home of more than 175,000 people and four cities – Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters.

Formed in 2000, the Hunger Prevention Coalition is operated by volunteers who are passionate about making nutritious food available to all. Our partner agencies, selected once each year, are chosen based on their ability to prove that they will serve anyone in need and will direct our support to purchase items that increase the nutritional value of the meals or food boxes distributed.

Knowing that your money will be used to provide nutritious food to a neighbor in need, you may either donate now through our online system OR donate at the register through our Help Fill Empty Plates program, AND/OR watch for other events benefiting the Hunger Prevention Coalition. We also encourage you to volunteer at any of our partner agencies (or with us!) to understand our program and the effect it has on our community.

The Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (O4AD) is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, choice, quality and safety of Oregon’s seniors and people with disabilities.


The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of our members so they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.