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
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.

Community Enrichment Session

Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging will be hosting a Community Enrichment Session at the Harnett County Division on Aging on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The topics discussed will be Depression/Mood Disorders and A Positive Approach to Care (Hand under hand). This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Register by calling Kareem Strong, Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman at (910) 323-4191 ext. 25 by February 23, 2018. Click on the title for more information.

IRS Certified Volunteers Providing Free Tax Preparation

Tax assistance services will be available for the elderly and disabled starting January 25, 2018 through April 13, 2018. This program is sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) grant, and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Tax preparation is available at the following locations:


For assistance at the Harnett County Public Library in Lillington, tax preparers will be on hand every Wednesday beginning February 7th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on a walk-in basis through Wednesday, March 28th.


The Erwin Library offers free tax assistance on Thursdays mornings by appointment. The appointments are made through the Division on Aging at (910)893-7578. Sponsored by the NC Economic Center under a VITA grant and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.


The Coats Senior Center will offer free tax assistance on Tuesday mornings by appointment only. Call the Coats Senior Center at (910)897-4616 to make your appointment. Sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA grant and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

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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