Council on Aging is hosting lunches again for seniors in Bend

Reposted from the Bend Bulletin, Written by Suzanne Roig, Photos by Dean Guernsey For the first time in two years, the Council on Aging is hosting in-person lunches for seniors in its newly renovated Bend facility. Meals will be served at the council’s Senior Services Center, 1036 NE Fifth St., to anyone over 60 on…

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Council on Aging is hosting lunches again for seniors in Bend

Resources for Caregivers

Council on Aging of Central Oregon The Council on Aging provides a variety of resources and programs to support the changing needs of people as they age. The Council also provides support for caregivers through respite grants and support groups. Contact: 541-678-5483, Website Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC) ADRC provides connections to…

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Resources for Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month: A Time to Celebrate the Altruistic Among Us

Written by Laurie Weber with input from Wes Vaughn Every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize the role of family caregivers. Also known as unpaid caregivers, their roles and contributions are vital to our aging society and deserve to be supported at each step in their caregiving journey. Caregivers can…

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National Family Caregivers Month: A Time to Celebrate the Altruistic Among Us

Did you hear the news? Now you can buy hearing aids; no prescription needed.

On August 16, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids finally expanded the options available to the 40 million Americans with hearing loss, many of whom put off buying hearing aids due to the exorbitant costs involved. In addition to cost, the Food and Drug Administration said the new regulations also…

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Did you hear the news? Now you can buy hearing aids; no prescription needed.

Avoid scams and give fraudsters a run for the money.

Scams targeting older adults are costly, widespread, and on the rise. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2021 there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. That’s a 74% increase in losses compared to 2020. Why are older adults a common target for fraudsters? They often have…

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Avoid scams and give fraudsters a run for the money.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

When asking people to describe Medicare or Medicaid, most people are at best not sure and at worst confused. Let’s start with Medicare. It’s a federal insurance program available for most people over 65 regardless of income, younger people with disabilities, and dialysis patients. Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of all…

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What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

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.

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

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