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, minor home repair, In-Home Aide-Level I, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Elderly Nutriton Program, Community, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA), Medicare Counseling through the SHIIP Program, and others.

Important Announcements
“New To Medicare” Seminar for Medicare Beneficiaries

Come join us as we learn about Medicare, prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance, and Medicare fraud and abuse on Friday, August 01, 2014 from 10:00 am -12 noon. This event is sponsored by the Harnett County Division on Aging and the North Carolina Department of Insurance. To register and for more information, please call LeAnn B. Blackmon, Harnett County Medicare Coordinator at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.

"Book Bags for Success Program"

The Harnett County Division on Aging -Family Caregiver Support Program is sponsoring a back-to-school supply drive for our GRasP (Grandparents and Relatives as Parents) group. This drive is important to help reduce the cost for grandparents/relatives served through the program with school supplies for their children. If you can contribute new backpacks/ and or supplies, donations will be accepted at the Division on Aging room #109. For more information about our program or to donate contact, Latorius Adams at 910-814-6075. Donations will be accepted through August 14, 2014. For the list of supplies needed, click on the title.

2014 Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer's

Calling All Volunteers! The 2014 Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This is an annual event held to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This event cannot take place without the help of volunteers. The coordinators for this event are asking for about 100 volunteers to help make the walk a success. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a volunteer for this event, please contact October Morales at october.morales@gmail.com or (910) 658-1710.

Lillington Community Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. The Harnett County Health Department and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 1:00p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Governmental Complex-Commons Area, located at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. To make an appointment please call 910-893-7578. Schedule your donation today! For more information click on the title.

Operation Fan/Heat Relief:

A summer fan distribution program, that helps seniors cope with summer heat, each year is now under way. People who are 60 or older or people with disabilities are eligible to receive one fan per year to help alleviate heat problems within their home. The hot summer weather is hard on everyone, but especially on senior citizens. For additional information about the fan distribution program contact Vicky Walden at 910-814-6074.

Healthy Aging
The Healthy Aging web site provides information to promote the health and quality of life of older Americans. The information focuses primarily on adults age 50 or older. For more information click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

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.