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.
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, many falls can be prevented. Everyone can take actions to protect the older adults they care about. Get some exercise. Be mindful of medications. Keep their vision sharp. Poor vision can make it harder to get around safely. Eliminate hazards at home, about half of all falls happen at home. For more information click on the title to view “Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to prevent a Fall”. Click on the title for more information.
The Coats Senior Center will be hosting its Annual Fall Fundraiser on Friday, September 18, 2015. They will have a yard sale from 7:00 am - 5:00pm and a plate sale from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. The plate sale will include BBQ and fried chicken plates at $8.00. This event will take place at the Coats Senior Center, 214 E. Park St., Coats, NC. For more information click on the title or call 910-897-4616.
Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging will be hosting a Community Enrichment Session at the Harnett County Division on Aging on Monday, September 14, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The topics discussed will be on Depression & Suicide in Older Adults and Medications & Side Effects. This workshop is FREE and open to the pubic. Register by calling Kareem Strong, Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman at (910) 323-4191 ext. 25 by September 10, 2015. Click on the title for more information.
There are some simple ways to age in place, in the comfort of your home. Come join us as we learn how to "age" safely in our homes. This program will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Governmental Complex- Commons Area. The program will be presented by Valerie Jurik, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with Freedom Frogs and Melinda Munden, Director of Special Populations Outreach with the N.C. Department of Insurance. To register for this program call the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-893-7578. Click on the title for more information.
#911 Day... Donate blood in honor of 9/11. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held in the Commons Room across from the Department on Aging. The Lillington Community Blood Drive is sponsored by Harnett County Public Health, Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Blood is especially needed this time of year. Please call 910-893-7578 to schedule your appointment.
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.