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.
Flu & People 65 Years and Older: It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine. For more information call the Health Department at 910-893-7550 or click here to view the CDC’s web site. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm
Stay Healthy: Get your Flu Shot: Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. The Health Department will be providing drive thru flu shot clinics Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00pm. The drive thru clinics will allow you to receive your flu vaccine without leaving your car. Download our consent form, complete and bring along with insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information please call the Health Department at 910-893-7550.
Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends on December 7th, 2020. This is the time of year where Medicare beneficiaries and family members can have their prescription drug plans reviewed, enroll into a plan or change plans for the new year, 2021. Medicare counselors are on hand Monday through Friday to offer assistance to beneficiaries in selecting drug plans and make changes to their drug plans. Assistance is also available for persons who are low income and having trouble affording their medicines with Medicare through the Low Income Subsidy program. Counselors will be available to assist in enrolling into this program. If you or someone you know would like to have your drug plan checked for 2021, call our office for an appointment, 910-893-7578.