This page provides the most recent COVID-19 information and resources for Central Oregon seniors and caregivers. Check back often for updates.

We are making every effort to help keep the communities we serve informed about services and resources that will help them better navigate this difficult time. Please check out a variety of resources in the box to the right.

Our Phone Support and Hours

We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm to support seniors, caregivers and families over the phone. 

  • We continue to provide our information and referral services over the phone for the tri-county Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Call us at (541) 678-5483.
  • Effective July 1, wearing masks and sanitizing hands or wearing clean gloves will be required when entering our building for our volunteers or any delivery, construction or deliver workers, or you will be turned away.
  • If you have Medicare questions or need help signing up for Medicare at age 65 – call to set up an appointment at: (541) 678-5483 ext. 211
  • Follow us on Facebook for updates too.

Senior Center Updates

Information on senior center programs across the tri-county can be found below:

  1. Starting on March 17th, seniors over 60 can get a take-home meal at the La Pine Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
    • Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each day until further notice.
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    • Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 
  3. Check the La Pine Senior Center website for the latest updates
  1. March 12th is the last day of congregate lunches until further notice.
  2. All programming is cancelled as of March 12th.
  3. Please do NOT come to the Center, the doors are locked.
  4. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 
  5. The Senior Center office will be open 9-2 for any questions or concerns. Call (541) 548-6325.
  1. Starting on April 7th, seniors over 60 can get a take-home meal to go at the Jefferson County Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
    1. Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each day until further notice
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are requiring volunteers and clients to keep a 6-foot distance from each other. 
  3. The Senior Center is closed as of 12 noon, March 17th.
  4. Veteran’s Affairs service officers are doing appointments for clients by phone only at this time.
  1. Prineville Senior Center is currently closed for a major remodel. During this closure they are still continuing our Home Delivery program. M-F
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. Meals on Wheels home delivery is suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other.  Volunteers who have a cough or have symptoms of the flu are asked to stay at home rather than risk exposing homebound seniors.
  3. All other activities have been temporarily moved to other locations
  4. March 13th is the last day of congregate lunches until further notice.
  1. Bend Senior Center will close at 5:00 pm on March 13th until further notice
  2. Check the Bend Parks and Rec website for updates
  1. Starting on March 31st, seniors over 60, can get a take-home lunch at the Sisters Community Church each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
    1. Take-home will be available for pick up between 12 noon and 12:30 on a first come first serve basis each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice.
      1. Clients can drive through the main entrance of the Church and will be met with a meal to-go as they sit in their car.
  2. Meals on Wheels home-delivery is continuing uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. 
    1. For Meals on Wheels home delivery, we are suspending hand-to-hand delivery and are asking volunteers and our clients to keep a six-foot distance from each other. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Call 2-1-1 any day of the week 8 am to 11 pm for answers to your COVID-19 questions. For questions about COVID-19 throughout Central Oregon (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties), you can call (541) 699-5109 Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.Oregon COVID-19 website – The official response effort from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, addressing the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

Oregon COVID-19 Response – See how the state is responding, including updated case numbers.

Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates – Find more detailed information on cases, plus resources for caregivers and seniors.

Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates: Spanish – Find details on cases, plus resources for caregivers and seniors on this Facebook page.

Governor Brown’s Website – Check here for executive order details from the governor.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Coronavirus information – The CDC offers tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and resources for those who are ill.

Safe and Strong Oregon – Caring for each other through COVID-19.

Central Oregon SOS – Support for Central Oregon employers, employees, and community resources.

City of Sisters Updates – Get COVID-19 updates and information from the City of Sisters.

City of Bend Updates – Get COVID-19 updates and information from the City of Bend.

How to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus – Learn ways to prevent, prepare and protect our seniors.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention – See how you can help to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Learn about the virus, symptoms and prevention

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network one pager handout – Download a PDF document detailing prevention and treatment.

Coronavirus Tax Relief – Learn about tax relief and economic impact payments for Americans.