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

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

As people age, circumstances 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 offers our callers unbiased information, support, access to…

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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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Suicide and Older Adults: Protecting Those At Risk

Suicide and Older Adults: Protecting Those At Risk

Oregon has one of the highest suicide rates in the U.S., ranking 14th in the nation. While youth suicide prevention efforts have gained momentum in Central Oregon in recent years, such as through the Hope and Help Education Series, the older adult population is struggling. White men over the age of 85 have the second…

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