May is Older Americans Month in Oregon

On February 21st of this year, Governor Kate Brown declared May Oregon’s Older Americans Month. We at the Central Oregon Health Council encourage you to support the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of older Americans in your midst. Lend a hand with safe distance, look out for each other, and connect with resources that can help at

Here are two of our favorite resources available for older Americans in Central Oregon:


Joy 4 All

Students launch a hotline with jokes, stories and support for isolated seniors
By dialing 1-877-JOY-4ALL (1-877-569-4255), callers can hear pre-recorded, continuously updated messages tailored for the elderly and the isolated.

Medicare Coverage during COVID-19

The Central Oregon Council on Aging’s SHIBA Volunteers  will continue to support seniors in the tri-county with their Medicare questions via phone until further notice.

To set up an appointment and get your questions answered call: (541) 678-5483 ext. 211


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