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

Quick Links to Other Lesser-Known Resources at the Deschutes Public Libraries (Part 2)

Reposted from the Deschutes Public Library website Special Services for Seniors Homebound customers can receive library books, audiobooks, music and more by mail! Retirement communities have special visitation days. Find days and times here. What’s Next in Your Favorite Series? A search engine to help you find books within a series. Search by character, setting,…

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Quick Links to Other Lesser-Known Resources at the Deschutes Public Libraries (Part 2)

What You Can Get Free at the Deschutes Public Libraries (Part 1)

Reposted from the Deschutes Public Library website Discovery Pass Gets You into Attractions Free Check out passes from the library for free admission to local attractions. These currently include the Deschutes Historical Museum, High Desert Museum, and Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. View the Collection and Find Out How To Get and Use a Pass…

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What You Can Get Free at the Deschutes Public Libraries (Part 1)

2022 In Review – New Programs and New Faces

In 2022, the Council on Aging grew new programs – Caring Connections and Pet Pals – an introduced new faces across all departments. Pet Pals Gets Off the Ground In 2022, we started building our Pet Pals program, which offers much-needed pet food, supplies, and veterinary services to homebound and disabled Meals on Wheels clients…

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2022 In Review – New Programs and New Faces

The Naughty List – Better Business Bureau’s 12 Scams of Christmas

Reposted from Better Business Bureau. With the year quickly coming to an end, Better Business Bureau has compiled a naughty list of the top Christmas scams. Don’t fall for schemes that steal your cash or personal information when shopping or donating this holiday season. You can avoid most of these scams by taking a few simple precautions….

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The Naughty List – Better Business Bureau’s 12 Scams of Christmas

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 for caregivers to help 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…

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Resources for Caregivers

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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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 (OTC) 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…

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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.