Age Friendly Communities: Transportation

Age Friendly Communities: Transportation

Welcome to our second issue on Age-friendly cities. Last time we discussed Outdoor Spaces and Buildings and now we are digging into Transportation. Even if you have lots of inviting parks near you, it doesn’t matter if you can’t get there on time. As we age, accomplishing daily tasks like driving and parking may become…

Read More

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…

Read More
Age-Friendly Communities: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

Age-Friendly Communities: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

In 2007 the World Health Organization released its report Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide, in which it details specific criteria for Outdoor Spaces and buildings. Both of these are vital as our environment has a direct effect on our well-being, both mental and physical. A stroll in the park or a comfortable bench may not…

Read More
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…

Read More
Why Working Caregivers Need Support

Why Working Caregivers Need Support

Juggling a career and the care of an aging loved one can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. Working caregiver Anni Hmelar shares her perspective on the hidden burden being shouldered by millions of Americans.

Read More