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In-person senior dining returns to Sisters

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon has reopened its in-person dining program for seniors each Tuesday at Sisters Community Church located at 1300 McKenzie Hwy., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, lunches will continue to be offered drive-through style, from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and seniors can drive through the parking lot to pick up a meal on those days.

There is no need to make a reservation for any of the free lunch meals.

The in-person meal provides a hot lunch and the opportunity for adults 60 and older to socialize and engage with friends and neighbors. Programs, activities, and information about health, community resources, and nutrition will accompany the Tuesday lunches.

“These community meals are essential in offering both nutritional support and social connection — and ensuring that our older adult neighbors feel remembered, honored, and valued,” said Susan Rotella, executive director for the Council on Aging. “As the cost of food continues to rise and the impacts of social isolation due to the pandemic are realized, our community dining programs will provide a supportive financial and social bridge for our Sisters neighbors.”

Our community dining programs target adults age 60 and older who are in greatest social and economic need. Central Oregon residents are welcomed and encouraged to support the Council on Aging’s community meal program. To make a donation, visit

For more information on available resources for older adults call the Council on Aging at 541-678-5483, visit the Council on Aging website at, and follow the Council on Aging’s Facebook page at


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