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.
The summer heat is a serious health concern for many senior citizens. The Division on Aging is providing the Operation Fan and Heat Relief program, to help adults at risk stay safe this summer. The goal of the program is to offer heat relief for seniors who cannot adequately cool their homes by providing them with a free box fan. Harnett County residents who are 60 or older or individuals younger than age 60 with a qualifying disability and have a home situation where a threat to their health and well-being exists, may be eligible to receive one fan per year. If you would like information on the Operation Fan and Heat Relief program, and how to receive a free fan, contact the Division on Aging, Debra Weis at 910-814-6074. * Valid ID is required and must be presented to get a fan.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. This is why CDC recommends that adults 65 years and older receive COVID-19 vaccines. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to help prevent getting sick from COVID-19. Everyone 12 and over is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccines are free of charge to all individuals, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. If you would like to make an appointment call the Health Department at 910-814-6582 or online click here. All vaccination will be provided by appointment. The Health Department is located within the Governmental Complex at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington.