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.
The Harnett County Health Department is transitioning into Phase 1B: Adults 75 years or older and eligible health care workers along with Group 2: Older adults Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation. The vaccination rollout is broken into phases, with certain groups prioritized to receive the vaccine in each phase. Vaccinations will be provided by appointment, to schedule a vaccine appointment please call 910-814-6582. The timing of the clinics , will be dependent upon vaccine availability, the weekly dosage allocation received from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The Health Department will release the clinic dates as they are scheduled. We are encouraging residents to follow the public health measures to protect yourself and others by doing the 3 Ws: WEAR a cloth covering over your nose and mouth, WAIT 6 feet apart, and WASH your hands. The combination of getting vaccinated and following 3 Ws to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19. Together, we will reach our goal of ensuring that every resident who wants a COVID-19 vaccination receives one.
Scams related to COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency continues. Scammers are targeting older adults, using a variety of schemes tied to the pandemic. As COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun, older adults, should look to trusted resources for information. Make sure your appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine is at an official site. People should only get a vaccine from an approved medical provider. The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided at no cost. For information resources use the Harnett County Health Department or other trusted medical professionals. To schedule a vaccine appointment please call the Health Department at 910-814-6582.
Lillington – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.
The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.
Each county selects up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.
Harnett County nomination forms are available at the Harnett County Division on Aging and may be completed on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95QYPXJ Online nominations will automatically be sent to local award coordinators.
Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Harnett County Division on Aging: Attention Mary Jane Sauls, 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington NC 27546. No later than February 5, 2021.
Free income tax preparation and electronic filing will be available again in 2021 by volunteers of the North Carolina Economic Assistance Center (NEAC) in Coats, and Erwin.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.