He’s 85 years old and just fulfilled a lifelong goal — to finish college.

As reported in the Bend Bulletin on June 7th, Bend resident Robert Weed recently finished his final courses for a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies from Oregon State University-Cascades, nearly 70 years after taking his first stab at higher education at Oregon State in the 1950s. According to a university spokesperson, he is the…

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He’s 85 years old and just fulfilled a lifelong goal — to finish college.

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

In the United States, more than 5 million individuals live with Alzheimer’s, and over 15 million people act as caregivers. Wearing a purple ribbon was established to bring awareness to the disease and to demonstrate support for all those in our lives affected by Alzheimer’s. The brain is a fascinating thing! Looking at the brain…

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

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 is funded by the…

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10 Products or Services Seniors Can Get for Free

10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging. What’s it like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing healthy…

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10 Myths About Aging

Celebrating Older Americans Month and Helping Seniors Age Their Way

In May 1963, President John F. Kennedy launched the first monthlong celebration of older Americans.  Even then, with only 16 million people aged 65 years or older living in the United States, JFK knew the value of honoring older Americans, celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation.  Now more than ever we have…

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Celebrating Older Americans Month and Helping Seniors Age Their Way

Meet our Team: Marianne McClure

Meet Marianne McClure, our volunteer manager. She manages the fantastic volunteers who give their time to support much-needed services for seniors in our community. Without volunteers, we couldn’t begin to meet the needs of our senior neighbors. Marianne is passionate that our aging population, especially those living alone, deserve a support system that helps them manage…

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Meet our Team: Marianne McClure

Volunteer with Us

National Volunteer Week, April 17th -23rd, is an opportunity to recognize the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

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Volunteer with Us