Harnett County,
North Carolina

Department on Aging 

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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 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.


Stay Healthy & Safe in Hot Weather

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. With temperatures on the rise, it is important to know how to keep cool and stay safe this summer. The Health Department is offering educational classes at local Senior Centers with tips on how to stay healthy and safe during hot weather.

Class Schedule

June 16th at 10:15am: Henley Roberts Senior Citizens Center

June 21st at 10:30am: Dunn Enrichment Center

July 12th at 10:30am : Coats Senior Center

July 13th at 10:00am: Anderson Creek Senior Center

July 19th at 10:30am: Erwin Nutrition Site

For more information contact the Harnett County Health Department at 910-893-7550. Click on the title for more information.


"Book Bags for Success Program"

The Harnett County Division on Aging -Family Caregiver Support Program is sponsoring a back-to-school supply drive for our GRasP (Grandparents and Relatives as Parents) group. This drive is important to help reduce the cost for grandparents/relatives served through the program with school supplies for their children. If you can contribute new backpacks/ and or supplies, donations will be accepted at the Division on Aging room #109. For more information about our program or to donate contact, Latorius Adams at 910-814-6075. Donations will be accepted through August 5, 2016. For the list of supplies needed, click on the title.


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.


Lillington Community Ice Cream Blood Drive

Prevent a summer shortage. Give blood. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 14, 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 NEED ALL ELIGIBLE DONORS"


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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