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
Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can't compensate for it and properly cool you off. Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site to learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather.


Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. About half of all falls happen inside the home. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling. Begin a regular exercise program, have your health care provider review your medicines, have your vision checked, and make your home safer. For more information click on the title to view “What you can do to prevent Falls” or click on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site, Falls Among Older Adults.


4-H Summer Fun

Through 4-H, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina’s young people learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers clubs, special interest programs, summer camps, school enrichment and after-school child care. Guided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension educators and adult and teen volunteers, 4-H’ers gain knowledge, skills and experience that help them become responsible citizens and leaders. Click on the title for more information about the Summer Fun Programs at Cooperative Extension for Harnett County Youth!


Lillington Community Blood Drive

#Choose your day. 100 days of SUMMER, 100 days of HOPE. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 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.


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.