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
Proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Month

2017 Proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Month from Governor Roy Cooper. Click on the title to view.


Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Elder Abuse Awareness Month is a national awareness campaign dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse.

Elder abuse is a substantial public health problem, threatening the health and human rights of millions of older adults all over the world.

In the U.S. alone, it is reported that authorities receive more than one million reports of elder abuse every year.

This year the slogan is Be There…Be Aware.

The Division on Aging purchased t-shirts to raise awareness throughout the community

Front Row: Latorius Adams, Mary Jane Sauls, Marsha Johnson

Back Row: Kami Jackson, Kara Mason, Jamie Gleaton, LeAnn Blackmon and Mildred Vinston


Would you like to know more about Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Explore the progression of dementia while talking about safety, communication, info on placement options, and tips on communication and interaction. Please join us on Tuesday, July 11th at 10:00am for a free interactive discussion with Lisa Levine, Program Director of Alzheimer’s North Carolina at the Harnett County Division on Aging Commons Area. For more information click on the title or call Jamie Gleaton at 910-814-6077.


Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Insecticide

Larvicides are products to help control mosquitoes, they work by killing mosquito larvae. The Health Department is providing free mosquito insecticide to county residents. The briquettes, also known as “Mosquito Dunks” which are round-shaped product that are placed in water, where it floats. Each dunk will be effective for 30 days in standing water and will cover 100 square feet of surface. It can be used in bird baths, flower pots, drainage ditches, aquatic gardens, decorative ponds, and other areas where standing water creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Printed instructions on how to use this product will be provided. In addition, the Health Department is encouraging residents to eliminate standing water to decrease mosquito populations. For more information contact the Health Department at 910-893-7547 or 910-893-7550 or click on the title to view the “Tip and Toss” brochure.


Hearing Loss and Older Adults

Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous. To learn more about what treatments and devices are available if you are losing your hearing click on the title.


Dispose of Unused or Expired Medicines

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.To view a list of drug disposal sites located in Harnett County click on the title.


Caregiver College

Are you caring for an aging loved one? You are not alone. Attend a free seminar to gain practical caregiving information while loving on your aging loved one. Click on the title for more information and to register.


Lillington Community Blood Drive

Give Blood. Thrilling Fun. Donate blood. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 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. To schedule your lifesaving appointment, please call 910-893-7578. Homemade Ice Cream served in the canteen!


 
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