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.
Harnett County Appreciates Volunteers!
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and all across the nation events are being held to show appreciation to those that serve and impact their communities. In Harnett County the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at the Harnett County Division on Aging manages 270 volunteers at 26 different volunteer sites. These volunteers serve in schools, hospitals, museums, thrift stores, churches, senior centers, the courthouse, Veteran’s Treatment Court, Guardian ad Litem Program, Literacy and the list goes on. Last year our volunteers provided over 31,149 hours of unpaid services in their communities. During the month of April the Harnett County RSVP Program will visit with volunteers throughout Harnett County to share the Harnett County Commissioners Proclamation signed earlier this week and to thank them personally for all they do. For more information about becoming a volunteer with the RSVP Program and about volunteer opportunities in Harnett County, contact LeAnn B. Blackmon, RSVP Director at 910-814-6071.
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.
We are proud to announce that plans are underway for the "Up, Up, & Away with RSVP" Senior Fair sponsored by Harnett County RSVP. Area senior citizens are already asking when it will be held and vendors are ready to register so mark your calendar for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00pm at the Dunn Community Center on 205 Jackson Road in Dunn. We invite you to join us as an exhibitor to showcase your business, agency or organization. Each exhibit space is 10’ x 10’ with electricity provided upon request. The registration fee for a Local Business is $100 and $65 for a Government/Non-Profit Organization. For questions and more information contact the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-893-7579 or click on the title.
The 32nd Annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games will be held April 11 - April 30, 2018. Registration fee: Early Bird (by February 28): $10.00; Late Entry (March 21):$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 torch.ncseniorgames.org.