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.
Come watch with others and learn about how to talk about and make end of life decisions for yourself or a loved one. The Being Mortal Project will host a public showing of the Frontline film based on Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal and having a panel discussion baes on the film. The film focuses on end-of-life care and the circumstances that surround end-of-life decisions. This seminar will be held at Campbell University Health Sciences Campus on Thursday, October 27th at 5:30pm -7:30pm. Click on the title for more information.
Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends on December 7th, 2016. This is the time of year where Medicare beneficiaries and family members can have their prescription drug plans reviewed, enroll into a plan or change plans for the new year, 2017. Medicare counselors are on hand Monday through Friday to offer assistance to beneficiaries in selecting drug plans and make changes to their drug plans. Assistance is also available for persons who are low income and having trouble affording their medicines with Medicare through the Low Income Subsidy program. Counselors will be available to assist in enrolling into this program. If you or someone you know would like to have your drug plan checked for 2017, call our office for an appointment, 910-893-7578.
Getting a flu shot is easy and it is the first and most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your family from the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. By getting a flu vaccine now for yourself and your entire family, you can help prevent flu-related illness, missed school, and missed work. The Health Department provides flu shots each Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. for children and adults. Some adults and children may qualify to receive the flu shot at no cost. Residents are encouraged to bring all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, regarding flu shot schedules call the Health Department at 910-893-7550 or click on the title.
The Harnett County Family Caregiver Support Program will host the 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Governmental Complex, Commons Area. If you would like to be a vendor at this event, please call Latorius Adams at 910-814-6075 to receive a registration form. Please feel free to share this information with others who may want to participate as well. For more information click on the title.
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.
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.
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.
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.