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

In conversation with our Volunteer of the Month, Sally Heise!

Meet our March volunteer of the month for the Council on Aging (CoA), Sally is our SHIBA Medicare Counselor extraordinaire! Recently, we sat down with Sally to find out why she chose to volunteer for the CoA. Why did you decide to volunteer for the Council on Aging (CoA)? Before I retired, I read about…

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In conversation with our Volunteer of the Month, Sally Heise!

Join us in celebrating 50 years of Meals on Wheels and senior nutrition

This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program, which partially funds public-private organizations like Meals on Wheels. The government relies on agencies across the country to make these programs work. The Council of Aging of Central Oregon (CoA) and our local partners have managed the Meals on…

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Join us in celebrating 50 years of Meals on Wheels and senior nutrition

Meet our Team: Bernadette Handley

Meet Bernadette. She helps nourish the lives of Central Oregon seniors every day. Bernadette Handley is the Director of Nutrition Services for the Council on Aging (CoA). For years, she’s been nourishing seniors’ hearts, minds, and souls. Bernadette finds providing for her clients the most rewarding thing a person can do.

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Meet our Team: Bernadette Handley

In conversation with Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto, our January volunteers of the month!

Congratulations to Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto for their volunteer service as Chairpersons on the Advisory Council. The Council on Aging’s Advisory Council is a voluntary group that provides information, guidance, advice, and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and agency staff to plan, develop, review, coordinate, and administer services to older persons…

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In conversation with Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto, our January volunteers of the month!