Let the egg tapping, egg rolling, and egg hunting begin! On second thought: All in favor of foregoing the activities and diving straight into the Easter treats, say “Aye!” (“Aye!”)Read More
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…Read More
Volunteer with Us
National Volunteer Week, April 17th -23rd, is an opportunity to recognize the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.Read More
Celebrate World Health Day: Supporting your mental health is key to healthy aging
Living in America, the notion of “health” is often deeply focused on nutrition and physical well-being, like how much time you spend at the gym. April 7 is World Health Day, a day to celebrate health and well-being, including mental health.Read More
What Volunteers and the Council on Aging are Doing to Help Lessen Social Isolation
Research shows that many seniors are affected by social isolation – the absence of meaningful social relationships. Studies found that older adults who describe themselves as lonely face a 59% greater risk of functional decline and a 45% greater risk of death.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Meet our Team: Bernadette Handley
Meet Bernadette. She helps nourish the lives of Central Oregon seniors every day. Bernadette Handley is the Director of Nutrition Services for the Council on Aging (CoA). For years, she’s been nourishing seniors’ hearts, minds, and souls. Bernadette finds providing for her clients the most rewarding thing a person can do.Read More
In conversation with Diane Pietrzak, Our February Volunteer of the Month!
As a volunteer for the Council on Aging (CoA), Diane wears multiple hats. She distributes our bi-annual resource guide, Directions, updates its listings, and serves as a Caring Connection caller. Recently, we sat down with Diane to find out why she chose to volunteer for the CoA. Why did you decide to volunteer for the…Read More
In conversation with Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto, our January volunteers of the month!
Congratulations to Jean Stevens and Gloria DiSanto for their volunteer service as Chairpersons on the Advisory Council. The Council on Aging’s Advisory Council is a voluntary group that provides information, guidance, advice, and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and agency staff to plan, develop, review, coordinate, and administer services to older persons…Read More