North Carolina senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA): What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Region A – Southwestern Commission AAA – serving Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties
- Region B – Land-of-Sky Regional Council – serving Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties
- Region C – Isothermal Planning and Development Commission – serving Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties
- Region D – High Country Council of Governments – serving Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties
- Region E – Western Piedmont Council of Governments – serving Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties
- Region F – Centralina Council of Governments – serving Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties
- Region G – Piedmont Triad Council of Governments – serving Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph and Rockingham Conties
- Region I – Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments – serving Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties
- Region J – Triangle J Council of Governments – serving Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake Counties
- Region K – Kerr Tar Regional COG – serving Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren Counties
- Region L – Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments – serving Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson Counties
- Region M – Mid-Carolina Council of Governments – serving Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson Counties
- Region N – Lumber River Council of Governments – serving Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland Counties
- Region O – Cape Fear Council of Governments – serving Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties
- Region P – Eastern Carolina Council of Governments – serving Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne Counties
- Region Q – Mid-East Commission – serving Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt Counties
- Region R – Albemarle Commission – serving Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington Counties
- Attorney General’s Office
- Division of Aging and Adult Services
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Medicaid Office
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of North Carolina
- Alzheimer’s Association:
- Center for Aging and Health – University of North Carolina
- Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
- Dementia Alliance of North Carolina – improving the lives of those impacted by dementia, engaging and empowering them through support, education, and research.
- Duke Dementia Family Support Program – Alzheimer’s Family Support
- Partnerships in Aging Program – University of North Carolina – enhances the well-being of older adults in NC through research, education and public service,
- Memory Care – treatment and support for families affected by Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments.
- North Carolina Senior Games – health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years of age and older,
- Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy – legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina.
- Legal Aid of North Carolina – providing free legal services in civil matters to low-income people throughout North Carolina.
- North Carolina Justice Center – reducing poverty in North Carolina by helping ensure that every North Carolina household gains access to the resources, services and fair treatment that it needs in order to enjoy economic security.