The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is deceiving. Sometimes called the silent killer because most people don’t feel it since often there are no noticeable symptoms. Many folks don’t know they have high blood pressure until they visit their physician. There is good news. Lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and keep it under…

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The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

Meet our Team: Cassie Regimbal

Meet Cassie Regimbal, director of client service operations at the Council on Aging. She has a passion for older adults and has worked in the industry for almost 20 years. Cassie is a licensed master social worker who graduated from Portland State University in 2018. Focusing on older adults has been her life’s mission. Cassie,…

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Meet our Team: Cassie Regimbal

Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

No matter where you live, it is always possible a disaster could occur without warning, so it’s best to get ready before the shake, rattle, and roll begin. That is the key to surviving a disaster – to anticipate “it” before “it” reaches you.  1. Identify your risk Due to strained financial resources, isolation, and…

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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

If you live in Oregon and have a print disability that may include visual, physical, and reading difficulties, the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library are available for you. Located in Salem, Oregon, they lend throughout all of Oregon.  Lending is accessible through the mail or via download. “Talking Books delivers a personalized connection to…

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Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

In conversation with Natalie Morganti, our September Volunteer of the month!

We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to our volunteer of the month Natalie Morganti.  Natalie prepares and packages food for our Grab-N-Go program. She also volunteers for Pet Pals, where she fulfills orders and makes deliveries. Natalie, why did you decide on volunteering at the Council on Aging? I’ve volunteered with Meals on Wheels…

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In conversation with Natalie Morganti, our September Volunteer of the month!

Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

Trouble balancing is the most common reason seniors seek medical help Good balance is critical to staying active, independent, and to go about daily life. If you have good balance you can walk without staggering, and you are unlikely to fall while getting out of a chair.  If you’ve ever felt lightheaded or dizzy, you…

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Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

Caring Connections Makes Inclusion a Reality for Central Oregon Seniors

An excerpt from an interview of Caring Connection participants by Geoff Norcross, host of Think Out Loud on OPB. This episode aired Friday, June 25th.  Norcross: Emily, can you talk first about the problem? Emily Freeman, Council on Aging Outreach Manager: A poll released last month by the University of Michigan revealed that twice as many…

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Caring Connections Makes Inclusion a Reality for Central Oregon Seniors

The Importance of Respecting and Including Older Adults

In a society that glorifies youth and change in its popular imagery, the common negative images of age and aging can fuel disrespectful behavior. Among the ageist biases reported, older people felt they were thought of as useless, less intelligent, stingy and a burden. As a group, there is a perception in developed countries that…

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The Importance of Respecting and Including Older Adults