Each year, the Council on Aging of Central Oregon provides more than 82,000 Meals on Wheels to upwards of 714 homebound seniors in the tri-counties. Many live alone, on fixed and limited incomes, with few family supports. They can no longer shop for, prepare, or even afford their own meals. Those residing in rural areas are additionally challenged, as resources are few and far away.
Without Meals on Wheels, they would struggle with hunger and malnutrition, experience social isolation, and be at risk for elder neglect and abuse. With Meals on Wheels, they realize improved nutrition, better management of chronic disease, consistent visits from volunteer drivers that guard against anxiety and depression, and ongoing wellness checks that improve both personal health and home safety. Your donation will help feed these seniors in need.
The Council on Aging services meet basic, direct and immediate need among Central Oregon's low-income and high risk seniors. Services, which include meal delivery and nutrition programs, case ...read more
We work to prevent hunger, improve health, and promote well-being among Central Oregon seniors, caregivers, and those with disabilities. We provide equitable and inclusive services, programs and ...read more