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
Harnett County Caregivers Summit

Introducing the Caregivers Summit in Harnett County on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. This will be a full day conference that will provide education and support to caregivers. The conference will be held at Campbell University, Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences Building from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. $10 caregiver or $50 professional (4 CEUs available) registration includes lunch and choice of sessions. For more information call 919-719-6772. Click on the title for more information.


911 Day of Service and Remembrance

2016 Day of Service and Remembrance. Click on the title for more information.


15th Anniversary of September 11th-Day of Service and Remembrance

Beginning in 2002, family members and friends who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks began to seek tributes to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and pay homage to those who rose to service in response to the tragedy. Family members and support groups wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor those who perished and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation. Since that time, citizens across the nation have participated in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary. Many service projects through the years have met a great need in our community.

This year in honor and remembrance of the 15th Anniversary of September 11th, First Responders across North Carolina will be honored and celebrated during the week of September 5th – September 11th, 2016. Harnett County RSVP is asking local communities to honor First Responders at their local Fire, Rescue, and Police Departments.

Ways to show your appreciation may be as elaborate as preparing a meal and feeding the First Responders at one of their meetings or as simple as baking homemade goodies and taking them to the station or office. Last year many churches invited their First Responders to Sunday service and honored them in the service and afterwards with a meal. Making “thank you” cards and posters is a good way to show these dedicated men and women how important what they do is to Harnett County and your community. Citizens young and old can find a way to say “thank you”!

We would like to know how you will show your appreciation, so please give us a call at (910)893-7579 and let us know how you will honor your First Responders. This is very helpful for us in documenting all the events in the county. Be sure to take pictures and submit articles to your local media to highlight your efforts and your First Responders.

Thanking you in advance for joining us to remember… to serve…and to honor!


Town Hall Meeting

Learn about Medicare’s Preventive Benefits and the services of the N.C. Department of Insurance. You are invited to join North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, SHIIP staff and volunteers, and county officials on Thursday, September 15th at 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Harnett County Division on Aging. To register, contact Marcia Kelly at Marcia.kelly@ncdoi.gov or 855-408-1212. A Medicare 101 Class will follow at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, call LeAnn Blackmon for more information at 910-814-6071. Click on the title for more information.


Harnett County Seniors Serve the Community

Senior volunteers are making a difference in Harnett County through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The attached article was featured in the Fayetteville Observe on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Click on the title for more information.


Coast Senior Center Annual Fall Fundraiser

The Coats Senior Center will be hosting its Annual Fall Fundraiser on Friday, September 16, 2016. They will have a yard sale from 7:00 am - 5:00pm and a plate sale from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. The plate sale will include BBQ plates for $8.00 furnished by Ron's Barn in Coats. This event will take place at the Coats Senior Center, 214 E. Park St., Coats, NC. For more information click on the title or call 910-897-4616.


Lillington Community Blood Drive

#911day. Donate blood in honor of 9/11. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on September 8, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held in the Commons Room across from the Department on Aging. The Lillington Community Blood Drive is sponsored by Harnett County Public Health, Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Blood is especially needed this time of year. Please call 910-893-7578 to schedule your appointment. "We will honor our First Responders with homemade sweets and treats!


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.


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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