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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 Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)

Do you know someone looking for an alternative to nursing home placement?  The Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) is a special Medicaid program that makes care at home a real possibility for many people who face nursing home placement.  CAP/DA offers services to supplement support already available to an individual provided by family, friends, or agencies.  Harnett County residents who are Medicaid eligible, over the age of 18 and at risk for nursing home placement could be eligible for the CAP/DA program.  The ultimate goal of the program is to allow disabled individuals to remain in their home while maintaining their health, safety and well-being.  For more information regarding the CAP/DA program please contact Marsha Johnson at the Division on Aging  910-814-6079.

Medicine Safety Session

Medicine safety session will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Coats Senior Center ( 214 E. Park St.). Seniors are encouraged to bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to the session to receive a free medication review. The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences staff and students will provide the medication reviews. This program is free and open to the public. For more information or questions about the Medicine Safety program, please call the Harnett County Health Department through the Division on Aging, Debby Vaughn at 910-814-6072.

Mid-Carolina Senior Games

The 33rd Annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games will be held April 10 - April 29, 2019. Registration fee: Early Bird (by February 27): $10.00; Late Entry (March 20):$15.00- for residents of Cumberland, Harnett, and Sampson Counties. Out-of-County residents: $20.00. To register for this event or for more information please contact Debra Vaughn with the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-814-6072 or go online at Click on the title for more information.

IRS Certified Volunteers Providing Free Tax Preparation

Free income tax preparation and electronic filing will be available again in 2019 by volunteers of the North Carolina Economic Assistance Center (NEAC) in Coats, Erwin, Clinton, and Smithfield.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.

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