Making Housing Age-Friendly for Older Adults

Making Housing Age-Friendly for Older Adults

A choice of dwellings and the ability to retain independent living are priorities as we age. Affordable housing ranks high on the list. A case study from the U.K. indicated that 76% of the homes were owner-occupied, reaffirming that most retirees would rather live in their own homes than move to a retirement community. This…

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The Value of One, The Power of Many. Thank you, Council on Aging Volunteers!

The Value of One, The Power of Many. Thank you, Council on Aging Volunteers!

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals.  It’s an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities, and be a force that transforms the…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to Ages 75+

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to Ages 75+

We have great news! Starting today, Central Oregon residents who are 75 and older are eligible to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. You can schedule your appointment now, online or by phone.  There is no out-of-pocket cost to attend this clinic. The vaccine is available by appointment only. …

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Food or Medical Care? Our Seniors Shouldn’t Have to Choose.

Food or Medical Care? Our Seniors Shouldn’t Have to Choose.

After a lifetime of hard work, often for reasons beyond their control, many older adults in Central Oregon are forced to choose between healthcare and hunger.  Many are struggling with food insecurity for various reasons, including limited finances and resources, the cost of healthy foods, competing priorities such as medication, functional limitations, and stress. Some…

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Commitment to Equality and Diversity

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is committed to valuing and helping people—all people—as they age. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing everything possible to ensure that older adults have the provisions and services they need to remain safely in their homes. We are also acutely aware of another, ongoing and longstanding issue: racism…

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