Guide: Senior services

March 10, 2010 

The Triangle provides a range of services to provide older citizens with the support to remain as independent as possible. These include transportation, social networks and health care. Many nonprofits, government agencies and businesses in the Triangle work to meet older people’s needs. Some, notably county social services departments, serve as centralized sources of information and referrals.

Wake County Human Services and Durham County Social Services Web sites have specific information on each adult-care center in their counties.


WAKE COUNTY

Resources for Seniors:
Works with seniors to remain as independent as possible. Publishes a free, comprehensive directory of resources.

See Resources for Seniors for more information.

Phone: 872-7933

REGIONAL

Triangle J Area Agency on Aging:
Umbrella agency, created by federal legislation, has links to councils on aging and long-term care ombudsmen in Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Moore and Lee counties.

See Traingle J Area Agency on Aging for more information.

Phone: 549-0551

Alzheimer’s Association:

Eastern North Carolina Chapter Resources for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Alzheimer's Association

Phone: 832-3732


STATEWIDE

Division of Aging and Adult Services:
State agency has extensive listings of public and private resources.
Lists violations by adult-care homes since 2006.
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Phone: 733-3983

Division of Health Service Regulation:

Formerly Division of Facility Services

Regulates adult-care homes, in-home services, home health, adult day care, etc.

Phone: 855-3765

Division of Medical Assistance:
Regulates Medicaid. For individual applications, see County Departments of Social Services.
Division of Medical Assistance
Questions about Medicaid eligibility:
Phone: 1-800-662-7030

NONPROFITS:

AARP North Carolina:
Advocacy group offers information, discounts, driving lessons, etc.
AARP North Carolina
Phone: 1-866-389-5650 (toll-free)

Full Circle of Care Caregiver:

Comprehensive website for seniors and caregivers.

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care:
Advocacy group for people in nursing homes, assisted living, etc.
Friends of Residents in Long Term Care
Phone: 782-1530

ACADEMIC:
UNC Institute on Aging
Research center has good information, “Quick Facts about Aging in NC,” etc.
UNC Institute of Aging
Phone: 966-9444

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:
• NCSU Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment
Website
Phone 515-5782
• Senior Net, volunteer organization dedicated to teaching those over 50 to use computers.
For courses in Cary, visit:

Bellsouth Community
Phone: 469-4081

For courses in Raleigh: see Raleigh Senior Net
Phone: 231-1602

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