Harnett County,
North Carolina

Department on Aging 

Welcome

The Harnett County Division on Aging Coordinates services and programs for older adults, educates the public in successful aging, acts as a catalyst for new programs and services in the interest of older adults. Services for the elderly, including advocacy, information and referral, In-Home Aide-Level I, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Elderly Nutrition Program, Community, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA), Medicare Counseling through the SHIIP Program, and others.

Important Announcements
A Matter of Balance

Do You Have Concerns About Falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This is a free program that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Classes will be held on May 31, 2016 - June 23, 2016 (Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Coats Senior Center. For more information or to register contact Latorius Adams 910-814-6075 or Belinda Rayner 910-814-6196 with the Harnett County Health Department. Registration deadline is Friday May 27th. For more information click on the title.


Scam Jam 2016

AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM. Scam Jam 2016 will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00pm at the Harnett County Divison on Aging. This is a collection of educational and entertaining presentations designed to familiarize consumers with the kinds of scams and frauds in today's society such as Consumer Frauds, Identity Theft, Exploitation, Investment Fraud, and Telemarketing Fraud. This event is free to the public. RSVP to Kareem Strong at 910-323-4191 ext. 25. Click on the title for more information.


Operation Fan/Heat Relief Under Way

Operation Fan/Heat Relief, a summer fan distribution program that operates each year throughout North Carolina, is now under way. Contributions from groups, including Dominion Resources, Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and the Valassis Giving Committee, have donated generously to support this important program. Harnett County residents who are 60 or older or individuals younger than age 60 with a qualifying disability and have a home situation where a threat to their health and well-being exists, may be eligible to receive one fan per year. According to Mary Janes Sauls with the Harnett County Division on Aging, “This Program helps our seniors who often do not have any means of cooling their home. The hot, summer weather is hard on everyone, but it is especially difficult on our senior citizens.” If you would like information on how to receive a fan, contact Vicky Walden at the Harnett County Division on Aging at (910) 814-6074.


Dispose of Unused or Expired Medicines

Get a head start on spring cleaning – take your unused, unwanted, or expired medications to a Medicine Drop box locations in your community, during National Poison Prevention week which is recognized from March 20-26, 2016. Public Health officials with the Health Department, Healthy Harnett and the Child Fatality Prevention Team are working to use this month to raise awareness about the important safety issues of the safe storage and disposal of prescription medicines.


2015 State of the County Health Report

The 2015 State of the County Health Report focuses on the health factors for Harnett County communities. This report provides a look at what has been affecting the health of the community in order to move forward and make healthy effective and safe changes for all. This report provides a snapshot of how Harnett County compares with the state across a variety of health objectives. In addition, this report focuses on progress made for various health indicators, a review of mortality and morbidity data, a review of health concerns selected as priorities and other changes that affect health concerns. To view the report, click on the title.


LawHelpNC

Understand your legal issue, solve your problem. This website provides information and links about your legal rights, the law, the courts, legal forms and more. Matters such as family and juvenile, housing, consumer, goverment benefits, veterans and millitary, work and jobs. Click on the title for more information.


Support Your Grandkids' Health and Safety

Aging well benefits not only you, but also the people you love. Take steps to live a long and healthy life and guide your grandchildren’s health and safety. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.


Medication Safety Tips

Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Help protect your family, community and environment! Click on the title to view a listing of prescription drug disposal sites in Harnett County. Medication safety tips: Dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs. Be smart about storage; keep medicines in their original bottles or containers. Review all your medicines with your doctor or pharmacist, do this at least once a year, or when you start using a new medicine. Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children and away from pets. For more information 910-893-7550.


 
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