The Council on Aging in Central Oregon is the first stop for information and resources on the various issues that might arise as you or a loved one is aging. Our information specialists are ready to listen to your questions and concerns, look for answers, and provide you with information about your options for senior services, which may include a referral to local programs offered by the Council on Aging or other community partners. 

How We Can Help

Our information specialists and partners can:

  • Help you figure out what services you need as an aging adult
  • Assist with long-term care planning for the elderly
  • Explain eligibility for benefits and services 
  • Provide caregiver support
  • Find resources to assist with insurance and legal paperwork

Meet Us In Person: temporarily suspended from COVID-19

You can meet in-person with one of our Information and Referral (I&R) specialists at the following locations/times to provide you with tools and support to meet your needs.

  • La Pine – Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
    La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way.
  • Madras – 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
    Madras Senior Center, 860 SW Madison Street.
  • Prineville – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
    Prineville Senior Center, 180 NE Belknap Street. 
  • Redmond – 2nd Monday of the month, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
    Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood.
  • Bend – Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
    Council on Aging – Main Office, 373 NE Greenwood Avenue. 

CENTRAL OREGON COUNCIL ON AGING WEB RESOURCES 

ELDER ABUSE

Elder abuse can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. Many strategies have been implemented to prevent elder abuse and mitigate its consequences. We’re here to help answer questions about senior care options in Central Oregon.

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL

There are a wide variety of financial and legal assistance programs and government benefits that can help older adults in need. Talk to our information specialists to learn about various programs and eligibility requirements for you or a loved one today.

FOOD AND NUTRITION

Eating a well-balanced diet can help Central Oregon senior citizens maintain a healthy weight, stay energized, and get enough essential nutrients. Learn about the unique nutritional needs and challenges for the elderly and how to access services that provide meals and nutrition counseling.

HOUSING

Remaining safe and mobile are top priorities for seniors regardless of where they choose to live.

There are many housing options for older adults in Central Oregon, such as apartments, independent living, assisted living, as well as emergency housing options. Our information specialists can help you evaluate the pros and cons of each situation.

IN-HOME SERVICES

Most older adults want to continue living in their own homes rather than move in with a relative or relocate to a senior living community. Learn more about the programs and in-home services for seniors in Central Oregon that make it possible for older individuals to live with dignity, well-being, and independence.

MEDICAL RESOURCES

Older adults often need specialized medical assistance, including different prescribed medications, dental care, and more. In Central Oregon, there are many medical resources for seniors, including dental assistance programs for older adults, to ensure they get the health and dental care they need. 

TRANSPORTATION

Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather, at night, or on highways.  

In Central Oregon, access to transportation for senior citizens is key to supporting their health and well-being, as well as making it possible to successfully age in place.  Throughout the region, there are a few main options for transportation geared toward seniors.

Or Call Us for Help

No question is too big or too small. We’re here to provide you with the tools to help you meet your needs.

Call us today: (541) 678-5483  Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our form, Where do I Start?, can help you organize your thoughts.