Making Communication Age-Friendly for Seniors All Over the World

Making Communication Age-Friendly for Seniors All Over the World

The single barrier to communicating with older people is how information is presented in the print form or audibly. The font size on text materials, mainly hard copy and visual displays such as television, is too small to read.  Product labels and instructions, particularly for medications, are hard to decipher. Page layouts are often confusing…

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Let Us Help You Make the Right Medicare Choices

Let Us Help You Make the Right Medicare Choices

Our in-depth, one-on-one Medicare insurance counseling sessions are designed to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families, friends, and caregivers. During open enrollment, Robert Cohen, a long-time SHIBA counselor for the CoA, helps hundreds of people make the right choices for each individual situation.  “I try to steer people in the right direction, so they can…

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Helping Seniors Navigate the Path of Aging

Helping Seniors Navigate the Path of Aging

Feelings of isolation and loneliness are on the rise and the lockdown has exasperated the problem. Many seniors don’t know where to turn. They didn’t plan to worry about surviving a pandemic. But life doesn’t come with a script or any guarantees. By providing access to the information seniors need, and services such as Medicare…

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Senior Isolation and Loneliness. An Epidemic of Pandemic Proportions

Senior Isolation and Loneliness. An Epidemic of Pandemic Proportions

As we age, the inevitable happens. Friends and relatives pass away. Social circles become smaller. Married couples lose a spouse. Physical limitations limit activities when an aging adult can no longer drive, has mobility issues, hearing difficulties, or trouble following a conversation. Anyone of these scenarios can leave an older adult feeling very lonely and…

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Bob Bailey, Information  & Resources Specialist, Is Your Answer Man

Bob Bailey, Information & Resources Specialist, Is Your Answer Man

Over the course of our life time, our circumstances are likely to change. Information, answers to questions, and access to resources aren’t always easy to obtain. That’s where Bob Bailey comes in. As our Information and Resource Specialist, he’s always happy to help answer inquiries from an aging adult, their caregivers, or concerned children. Bob…

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10 Ways To Stay Entertained And Busy During COVID-19

10 Ways To Stay Entertained And Busy During COVID-19

With self-isolation as the new normal, you may be missing your usual outings with family, bridge games, religious services, book clubs, or casual social visits and other ways you like to be entertained.   That makes staying entertained while staying safe at home is now more important than ever. Here we’ve shared dozens of suggestions adapted…

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Staying Productive, Healthy and Engaged during COVID-19

Staying Productive, Healthy and Engaged during COVID-19

In this time of quarantine and social distancing, it can be hard to fill the days. Perhaps you’re missing your grandchildren, or just wishing there were good sports on television.  There are many ways to keep in touch, and keep busy, even during this strange time.  Council on Aging of Central Oregon has created a…

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