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 join sit in on an informative session to learn what programs and services are available through the Harnett County Division of Aging. The session will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:00am, held at the Harnett County Public Library (Library Meeting Room) located at 601 South Main St. Lillington NC. Click on the title for more information.
Harnett County Home Health will be sponsoring a Senior Health & Safety Fair on Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 to 1:00 pm. The event will be located at the Governmental Complex-Lillington. There will be exhibits/resources, free lunch, door prizes, and giveaways. For more information call 910-893-7544 or click on the title.
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. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. The Health Department is providing flu vaccine, starting Monday, September 21, 2015 and each Monday-Friday, from 8:00a.m.-11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:30p.m. The flu shots are made available on a walk-in basis and no appointment is needed. Some adults and may qualify to receive the flu shot at no cost, please bring all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information please call 910-893-7550.
Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends on December 7th, 2015. 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, 2016. 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 2016, call our office for an appointment, 910-893-7578.
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.
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.