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 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
"Soup for Service"

339 pounds of soup were collected and delivered to the Pantry for distribution to hungry families as a result of the “Soup for Service” event held to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on January 19th, 2015. The Harnett County RSVP program in partnership with area businesses, churches, senior centers, county offices and the general public were able to collect the soup and some monetary donations for the Harnett Food Pantry. Thank you so much for your participation and support of this worthy endeavor. If you would like to learn more about the needs in our community or to volunteer for next year’s event, please call LeAnn B. Blackmon at 910-814-6071. Pictured are volunteers who helped on this day of service.

The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

Flu season in the United States has begun and about half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. For more information click on the link to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

Harnett County Tax Assistance for Elderly and Disabled

Tax assistance services will be available for the elderly and disabled starting January 29, 2015 through April 10, 2015. This program is sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) grant, the Campbell University School of Business, and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Services will be available in Lillington, Erwin, Coats, Smithfield, and Clinton. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.

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.