Harnett County, North Carolina
Department on Aging 

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
The VA Rural Health Team

The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Central Carolina Community College in Lillington on Tuesday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Information on resources available to veterans will include: general health issues, mental health, women's health, choice card program, enroll in the VA health care system, and health screenings. For more information click on the title or contact Robert Immormino 919-718-7463 or at robert@nc-vc.org.

Senior Services Expo

Please join the Senior Services Council of Fuquay-Varina in their first Senior Services Expo. This will be at the Fuquay-Varina Fire Station on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information please contact Stephanie Galloway at 919-762-0358 or click on the title.

Harnett County Elder Living Communities

The Harnett County Division on Aging provides information and resources to address the needs of the aging population and their families. An elderly living community resource guide was created by Angela Stewart Byrd, BSN, RN, Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This resource guide list services, Long Term Care Facilities, Adult Daycare Homes for the Aged and Disabled, Family Care Homes, and Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities. For more information click on the title to access the guide or call the Division on Aging at 910-893-7578.

"The Game of Life" 21st Annual RSVP Senior Citizens' Fair

We are proud to announce that plans are underway for the 21st Annual RSVP Senior Citizens’ Fair sponsored by Harnett County RSVP. Area senior citizens are already asking when it will be held and vendors are ready to register so mark your calendar for Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at the Dunn Community Center on 205 Jackson Road in Dunn. We invite you to join us as an exhibitor to showcase your business, agency or organization. Each exhibit space is 10’ x 10’ with electricity provided upon request. The registration fee for a Local Business is $100 and $65 for a Government/Non-Profit Organization. For questions and more information contact the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-893-7579 or click on the title.

Lillington Community Blood Drive

A simple way to help save lives. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 14, 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. Please call 910-893-7578 to schedule your appointment.

Save the Date!

Senior Helpers Presents: Essentials for Your Journey Together. Nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow is coming to our area to present a special Alzheimer's and dementia seminar for families caring for loved ones with dementia. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 910-892-2224. 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.