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

How to Avoid Home Health Care Fraud

Home health care fraud involves home health agencies  and individual fraudsters billing for services that were not provided or not medically necessary, which negatively impacts seniors and our health care system.  According to Social Science & Medicine, home health care fraud has been rapidly increasing since the early 2000s. Medicare Parts A and B cover…

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How to Avoid Home Health Care Fraud

Washington Federal Foundation Awards Grant to Help Sustain Meals on Wheels Programming

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon (CoA) announced that the Washington Federal Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to help support CoA’s Meals on Wheels program. This funding will enable CoA to continue to provide home-delivered, nutritionally rich meals to older adults who are homebound. From July 2022 through June 2023, CoA delivered 90,195…

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Washington Federal Foundation Awards Grant to Help Sustain Meals on Wheels Programming

How Spammers Get Your Email Address

In today’s digital age, email has become an important part of our lives. It’s the primary mode of personal communication. With the convenience of email, it’s no surprise that spammers have found ways to exploit it. That “foreign Prince” who will send you millions of dollars if you wire him a smaller amount first? That…

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How Spammers Get Your Email Address

Can Memory Issues Reverse Course? Positively!

Reposted from the Yale School of Public Health  Recent research shows that when a person experiences memory loss, a positive attitude about aging might reverse that decline. Older people who experience a common type of memory loss known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are 30% more likely to reverse the situation if they have “taken…

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Can Memory Issues Reverse Course? Positively!

Cassie Regimbal Appointed as the New Executive Director

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon (CoA) has announced the upcoming retirement of Executive Director Susan Rotella. The Board has chosen Cassie Regimbal, the current Associate Executive Director, to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director starting May 1st, 2023.  Regimbal is the natural successor to Rotella, having worked at CoA since September 2014….

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Cassie Regimbal Appointed as the New Executive Director

13 Online Safety and Technology Tips for Seniors

Reprinted with edits from MedicareSupplement.com How technology affects the world today is enormously different from 25 years ago. In the beginning, many older Americans were slow to adopt new technologies, but those numbers are changing. In 2021, 75% of people aged 65 and up were online, and 61% of seniors owned a smartphone. Although the benefits…

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13 Online Safety and Technology Tips for Seniors

Over 60 and Lonely? You’re Not Alone.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11 million or 28% of people age 65 and older live alone.  Although many of these older adults don’t feel lonely or socially isolated, studies have shown that 43% of adults aged 60 and older say they’re lonely, even when some are surrounded by family and friends. This may…

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Over 60 and Lonely? You’re Not Alone.

The Pet Pals Program Has Tails Wagging Across Central Oregon

For many seniors, fur babies are like best friends. They smile with their tails and love you just the way you are. But for some people, it’s not always easy to get to the pet store, and vet bills can add up. That’s why the Council on Aging of Central Oregon has created the Pet…

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The Pet Pals Program Has Tails Wagging Across Central Oregon