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Elderly Services

Mission Statement

To provide county wide community based services designed to help older adults remain in or return to their own homes or other places of residence.

SERVICES

Transportation
In-Home Aide
Home Delivered Nutrition
Congregate Nutrition
Educational & Recreational Activities
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Counseling
Family Caregiver Support
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Matter of Balance
Living Healthy with Diabetes
Living Healthy Self-Management
Title V Employment Program
Powerful Tools
Legal Aid Services
Tax Aide Sponsored by AARP
Memory Screening

ANNUAL ACTIVITES

Senior Christmas Luncheon
Health Fair
Volunteer Luncheon
Annual Picnic
Annual Fundraiser

Three Nutrition Sites located in Morven, Wadesboro and Peachland promote the health and well-being of older adults through the provision of a nutritious meal five days a week.  Congregate nutrition services are available to persons who are 60 years of age or older and their spouses regardless of age.

Home Delivered Meal Programs located in Ansonville, Deep Creek, Lilesville, Morven, Peachland, Burnsville, Polkton and Wadesboro to help individuals to maintain and improve the health of impaired home-bound older persons by providing a nutritionally balance meal served in the home.  The meals are delivered by volunteers on a daily basis or some may receive frozen meals on a weekly basis.  Services eligibility is determined by 60 years of age or older and need.

Family Caregiver Support Program provides assistance for the caregiver.  Sometimes persons caring for a love one feel overhelmed with their caregiving responsibilities.  This program provides assistance by relieving the caregiver with In-home respite care for a few hours, nutritional supplements or incontinent supplies if needed.

In-Home Aide Services assist individuals and their families with maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment.  Enabling the recipient to stay in their home thereby maintaining their dignity and independence.

Transportation Services are available to anyone that is 60 years of age or older in and surrounding Anson County.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counseling is available to any resident of Anson County by appointment only.

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention is a state funded program geared at helping to keep older adult healthy and aware of diseases affecting older adults.  Distribution of informative pamphlets, seminars, health fairs and workshops are some of the activitites of this program.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is geared at focusing on those individuals that are arthritic with various evidence based ways to manage the disease.

Senior Law Project (Legal Aide of North Carolina) serve clients that are 60 years of age or older by providing high quality legal assistance in a timely and responsive manner to Anson County clients.  For service call 1-877-579-7562 (toll-free), for an appointment.

Educational & Recreational activities to include trips, tours, seminars, workshops, fairs, etc., allow individuals to fellowship and continue to enjoy life.

For more information on Services for the Aging click on the link below:

NC Dept. Health and Human Services-Aging

 

 

Upcoming Activities for Grace Senior Center

May 2, 2013  Health Fair Lockhart Taylor Center 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
May 10, 2013 Picnic in the Park Little Park 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 October 4, 2013 Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Grace Senior Center 11:00 AM
 December 5, 2013 Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon Lockhart Taylor Center 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM ( Two serving times)

199 NC 742 S.
Wadesboro, NC 28170
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Hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Bernice Bennett, Director
Email: bbennett@co.anson.nc.us
Phone: 704-694-6217

Rita Short, In-Home Services Supervisor 
Email: rshort@co.anson.nc.us
Phone: 704-994-3494

Wanda Exum, Nutrition Program Supervisor
Email: wexum@co.anson.nc.us
Phone: 704-994-3495