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.
It's almost summer, and home gardeners will soon start to harvest the delicious produce they've been growing this year. Home canning is a popular tradition among many Harnett County families. Canning is an excellent method of preserving garden produce, if it is done correctly and safely. Improper canning methods can cause serious illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click on the title to view the CDC web site, to learn tips to keep your canned vegetables safe to protect yourself, your family, and others when you share your home-canned goodies.
The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Central Carolina Community College in Lillington on Tuesday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Information on resources available to veterans will include: general health issues, mental health, women's health, choice card program, enroll in the VA health care system, and health screenings. For more information click on the title or contact Robert Immormino 919-718-7463 or at email@example.com.
Please join the Senior Services Council of Fuquay-Varina in their first Senior Services Expo. This will be at the Fuquay-Varina Fire Station on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information please contact Stephanie Galloway at 919-762-0358 or click on the title.
We are proud to announce that plans are underway for the 21st Annual RSVP Senior Citizens’ 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 21st, 2015 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.
A simple way to help save lives. The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 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. Please call 910-893-7578 to schedule your appointment.
Senior Helpers Presents: Essentials for Your Journey Together. Nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow is coming to our area to present a special Alzheimer's and dementia seminar for families caring for loved ones with dementia. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 910-892-2224. Click on the title for more information.
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.