Harnett County,
North Carolina

Department on Aging 

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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.

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Free income tax preparation and electronic filing

Free income tax preparation and electronic filing will be available again in 2023 by volunteers of Central NC Tax Assistance (CNCTA) in Coats, Erwin and Smithfield.  The Coats Senior Center has volunteers ready to assist with tax returns on Tuesday mornings starting February 1, 2023. Call the Coats Senior Center at 910-897-4616 for an appointment.   

  • The Erwin Public Library has volunteers ready to assist with tax returns on Wednesday and Thursday mornings starting January 26, 2023.  Please call the Harnett County Senior Volunteer Program at 910-893-7578 for an appointment (please do NOT call the library). Information on other sites is available at  https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/There are no age nor income limits for free income tax preparation and electronic filing.  Some complex returns may be beyond the capability of the volunteers.  If CNCTA did not prepare the taxpayers 2021 return both taxpayer and spouse must bring a photo ID and everyone on the return must have proof of social security numbers.

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Nomination Period Open for 2023 Governorís Volunteer Service Award: Nominations due by February 5, 2023

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations. Harnett County nomination forms are available at the Harnett County Division on Aging, located at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington NC 27546 and can be completed online at 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award Nomination Form Survey (surveymonkey.com) Online nominations will automatically be sent to local award coordinators.

Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Harnett County Division on Aging:  Attention LeAnn Blackmon, 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington NC 27546.  The deadline to submit a nomination form is February 5, 2023. For more information on the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, visit Governor's Volunteer Awards | nc.gov

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