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 peoples 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.
See Resources for Seniors for more information.
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.
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
Division of Health Service Regulation:
Formerly Division of Facility Services
Division of Medical Assistance:
Regulates Medicaid. For individual applications, see County Departments of Social Services.
Division of Medical Assistance
Questions about Medicaid eligibility:
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
UNC Institute on Aging
Research center has good information, Quick Facts about Aging in NC, etc.
UNC Institute of Aging
NCSU Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment
Senior Net, volunteer organization dedicated to teaching those over 50 to use computers.
For courses in Cary, visit:
For courses in Raleigh: see Raleigh Senior Net