Eating Healthy on a Budget

By Tracey Connell Living on a fixed income can make meal planning and grocery shopping challenging, and eating healthy on a budget can be incredibly difficult when you must be mindful of your expenses. This article will explore budget-friendly tips and valuable insights to help older adults make informed choices about their diet, optimize their…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Free Gym Membership and Classes through SilverSneakers

By Tracey Connell Exercise has many benefits, even for those with arthritis, injury recovery, or chronic pain. Physical activity helps increase flexibility, tone muscles, improve mobility and balance, relieve insomnia, and build stronger bones. Staying physically active can also lift your mood and make daily activities easier. With SilverSneakers, eligible individuals can enjoy a plethora…

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Free Gym Membership and Classes through SilverSneakers

Vets with Senior Discounts in Central Oregon

Central Oregonians love their pets and want to give them the best care, which is why vets with senior discounts are a huge blessing for the older adult population in the tri-county. Having a pet helps ease isolation and loneliness, especially for older adults who are homebound. 58% of Meals on Wheels clients live alone,…

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Vets with Senior Discounts in Central Oregon

Exercising with Limited Mobility

By Tracey Connell Regular exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. However, exercising with limited mobility due to an injury, disability, or underlying medical condition can make staying physically active daunting. People with long-term injuries or mobility issues tend to live less active lifestyles, and because of this, it can be even more…

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Exercising with Limited Mobility

Native Plant Gardening in Central Oregon

Central Oregon’s landscape is a magnificent mosaic of high desert plains, towering mountains, and winding rivers. Amidst this rugged beauty live native plant species perfectly adapted to the region’s climate and soil conditions. If gardening in Central Oregon is one of your hobbies, you may want to recreate the region’s natural beauty in your own…

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Native Plant Gardening in Central Oregon

Our Impact in 2023

Central Oregon is no stranger to growth.  Since the Council on Aging of Central Oregon’s founding almost 50 years ago, Central Oregon has experienced a 428% population increase and undergone significant demographic shifts. This rapid growth has created a dynamic and evolving community, but also poses challenges and opportunities for our organization to address the…

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Our Impact in 2023

Alternatives to Walking Your Dog when You’re Disabled

Our furry friends bring joy to our households, but they are also a big responsibility. In general, adult dogs need to be walked for 20-30 minutes each day depending on their age, breed, and health. But that’s not always possible for some pet owners, especially those who face mobility challenges.  As a dog owner with…

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Alternatives to Walking Your Dog when You’re Disabled

10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

*Updated March 4, 2024 Why spend money if you can get products and services for free? Whether through the federal, state, or local government or churches and non-profits in your area, there are many options. Do your research and start saving money and enjoying retirement. Another way to find free services specifically is through the Eldercare Locator website. This program…

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10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

Artificial Intelligence: How to Spot AI in Images and Videos

As technology has grown in complexity, it has become hard to tell if images and videos are real or computer generated. These new computer systems, called artificial intelligence (AI), are able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as mimicking movement, recognizing speech patterns, making decisions, and translating languages. With society’s newfound ability…

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Artificial Intelligence: How to Spot AI in Images and Videos

Our 2023 Recap: Nourishing Hearts and Communities

Dear friends, donors, volunteers, and supporters, As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to share with you our 2023 recap and the tremendous impact and progress we have made at the Council on Aging of Central Oregon thanks to your unwavering support and dedication to our mission. From January through October 2023,…

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Our 2023 Recap: Nourishing Hearts and Communities

Watch Out for the Latest Scams!

In the digital age, hacking and fraud are increasing, and seniors are especially vulnerable to the latest scams. Protect yourself by being aware of the newest ways scammers will try to trick you. Medicare Medicare scams are rampant during open enrollment. Here are signs to be aware of: If you are unsure if the person who…

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Watch Out for the Latest Scams!