Mission, Vision, and Values
We are Central Oregon’s aging experts – ensuring that all of us have access to the supports, services, and resources we need when we’re older.
We provide deep content expertise to ensure our communities and providers meet those needs as well.
Our services include nutrition programs, options counseling, family caregiver support, respite services, evidence-based health programs, volunteerism, in-home care supports and educational programs.
We serve Jefferson, Crook and North Klamath and Deschutes Counties
We advocate for, empower and guide older adults and their loved ones to live with independence and well-being.
A world that grows older better, together.
Everything we do is guided by compassion, collaboration, reliability, integrity and respect.
We do not discriminate based on race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
SUPPORTING AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
The Council on Aging advocates for age-friendly cities— places where infrastructure, policies, and practices are developed to make the community livable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially older adults. By 2030, people 65+ will comprise almost 20 percent of the nation’s population — and in many communities, that percentage is already a reality.
Learn more and get involved in your local Central Oregon community in its efforts to become age-friendly:
World Health Organization: Towards an Age-friendly World
AARP: Livable Communities
Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFE)
Sisters Country Horizons: A Visioning Project
Tri-County Listening Sessions (2019)
373 NE Greenwood Avenue
Bend, OR 97701
Tel: (541) 678-5483
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm