Our partners are instrumental in helping us achieve our mission. 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. ADRC number: 1-855-ORE-ADRC

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.

The Jefferson County Jefferson Senior Center is a vital part of the Madras community, providing meals, activities, resources, and essential services to seniors. Council on Aging contracts with the Jefferson County Senior Center to provide Meals on Wheels and community dining services throughout the county.

The La Pine Activity Center encourages our older adults to use their skills, develop their potential and continue their involvement within the community. Council on Aging contracts with the activity center to provide community dining services to the Prineville area.

The Redmond Senior Center is the central place for services and activities for seniors in Redmond. Its primary purpose is to enhance the lives of older adults by offering: health and social services, educational programs, recreational activities, and nutrition programs. Council on Aging contracts with the Redmond Senior Center to provide Meals on Wheels and community dining services for the Redmond and Crooked River Ranch areas.

The Prineville Senior Center Charitable Trust provides services to individuals 60 years and older. Council on Aging contracts with the senior center to provide Meals on Wheels and community dining services to the Prineville area.

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.

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.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families—with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. They also work for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen products and services to carry the AARP name.

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USAging’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. 

The mission of St. Charles Foundation is to support St. Charles Health System in the delivery and advancement of world-class health care in Central Oregon. The St. Charles Foundation works with the community to develop and steward philanthropic resources to fund programs and capital projects that improve health, prevent disease, enhance quality of life and provide highest quality care.

The 1017 Project is a “barrier-free” program that gets protein into the hands of food-insecure people, regardless of whether or not they qualify for other assistance. The 1017 Project is serving food-insecure families all over Oregon and beyond.

Mon Ami builds modern technology tools for senior service providers, helping partners like Area Agencies on Aging and community nonprofits to tackle senior isolation.  Mon Ami’s tools help organizations grow and manage services like telephone reassurance, friendly visiting, chore programs, and more.  

Latino Community Association (LCA) is an essential connecting point for our immigrant community to ask questions, have letters translated, get help making phone calls (interpretation) and negotiating payment plans (advocacy).

NeighborImpact is a private not for profit organization which serves all of Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. They provide a diversity of services that not only meet basic human needs for food and shelter, but also enrich people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future.

Bend Chamber of Commerce serves to create and support a strong local economy. From serving as the voice of small business to government on local issues to networking opportunities, community support, the Bend Chamber is dedicated to creating and supporting a strong local economy.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and funds research for better treatment and a cure.

Here are a few of our foundation and government partners that have supported us this last year:

  • Autzen Foundation
  • Barbara Emily Knudson Foundation
  • Bend Police Department
  • Brooks Resources Corporation
  • Byron T Shutz Foundation
  • Central Oregon Association of Realtors
  • Central Oregon Health Council
  • City of Bend
  • Deschutes County
  • Deschutes County Board of Commissioners
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Hunger Prevention Coalition
  • Hedco Foundation
  • JTMF Foundation
  • Les Schwab Tire Centers
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • Newhouse Charitable Fund
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • Oregon Community Foundation and select Donor Advised Funds
  • Oregon State Legislature
  • Pacific Power Foundation
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Quicksilver Contracting
  • Roundhouse Foundation
  • St. Charles Health System
  • Sunriver Women’s Club
  • The Bend Foundation
  • United Way of Central Oregon

Hundreds of individual and family fund donors also made generous contributions to our programs this
year; all have made a difference in the lives of local seniors.