United Way Days of Caring helps Council clients

​Council clients received ramps and Meals on Wheels deliveries thanks to the 2017 United Way Days of Caring event. We appreciate all United Way volunteers and the efforts they made to ensure seniors continue to receive services in our community.

Pictured left to right: Danny Joyner, Al Johnson, Dean Carter, Phil Edwards, Dennis Boyer, Steve Blanchard, and David Trego.

Grace Place Christian Church opens its doors to our Senior Nutrition Program

We are especially thankful for Grace Place Christian Church for opening its doors to our Senior Nutrition Program (Meals on Wheels distribution site and Congregate Lunch) in Hope Mills! Our Senior Nutrition Program was “without a home” for a short time until Grace Place Christian Church came along. Thank you for opening your doors so that seniors can receive proper nutrition in Hope Mills!

Thank you Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church for becoming a Meals on Wheels distribution site!

We are so grateful when Meals on Wheels distribution sites expand. Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church has graciously stepped in to help decrease the number of frozen meals we deliver in Fayetteville. Due to temperature guidelines and constraints we have limited time to keep meals warm. Now, thanks to this wonderful faith-based organization, we can deliver more hot meals around the western area of Fayetteville!

Senior Nutrition Program looking for a permanent home in Hope Mills

Thank you to all of our Blast From the Past sponsors, donors and attendees!

Thank you to The Fayetteville Observer for bringing attention to our programs and services!

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults raising funds to increase free service provision to seniors in Cumberland County

Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults will have its fourth annual Blast From the Past fundraiser on May 6, 2017 from 6-10PM at the Ramada Plaza Bordeaux Convention Center. The goal of BFTP 2017 is to raise funds to ensure continuity of free services to seniors despite proposed funding cuts.

The theme this year is celebrating the ‘80’s. Best dressed costume will win a cash prize! Don Chase is emceeing the evening. Sponsorships and ticket purchases include a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ, and photo booth from Five Star Entertainment. The evening will also feature live client testimonials from Meals on Wheels clients and families.

Since July of 2016 the Council has served 5,041 seniors via our programs and services and is on track to serve the most seniors in its history. Most recently, the Council purchased its first hot/cold delivery truck for the Meals on Wheels program and was the only NC recipient of the regional Food Lion Feeds initiative.


Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch annual Blitz Day helps provide 8 ramps for local seniors

The Council on Older Adults was, once again, a grateful recipient of the compassionate spirit of many volunteers who generously constructed 8 handicap ramps for our clients Friday, March 24th and Saturday March 25th during Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch‘s annual volunteer Blitz Day.

Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch was founded in 1995 and was initially a one day mission project involving hundreds of church volunteers who would blitz a neighborhood with acts of service, construction projects and an eclectic array of ministries to bring comfort and compassion to people in need. The event has grown beyond the bounds of Fayetteville as many churches across the country celebrate this annual opportunity to serve their neighbors in a tangible way.

In 2007, Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch became a non-profit and provides additional services to those in need in our community.

Snyder Baptist Church helped make local seniors’ houses more accessible by giving their time to construct the ramps for our seniors in need during FAOIM’s annual Blitz Day (pictured below).

Food Lion Feeds to Partner with Local Meals on Wheels Feeding Agencies to Help Feed Seniors

We are a proud recipient of Food Lion’s generosity on 3/15/17:


This week, Food Lion Feeds will partner with local Meals on Wheels agencies during the 15th Annual March for Meals campaign to help feed seniors fighting hunger in several different regions across the grocer’s 10-state operating area. During the effort, Food Lion associates will partner with local Meals on Wheels affiliate agencies to deliver nutritious meals to nearly 2,000 seniors who rely on this vital safety net to remain healthy and independent in their own homes. The grocer will also make a $1,500 donation to each organization through the grocer’s hunger relief initiative, Food Lion Feeds, to help each agency in their mission to feed seniors in need, in addition to food donations and other contributions.

“Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program that brings meals to seniors in their own homes, and we are proud to partner with local affiliates during the organization’s annual March for Meals event,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, director of external communications and community relations at Food Lion. “Food Lion is committed to fighting hunger across our 10-state footprint to make sure no one has to choose between dinner and rent or gas and groceries. We appreciate all that our partner organizations do every day to help feed our neighbors in need, and we look forward to joining with these great organizations to help end senior hunger in communities across our network this week.”

Local Meals on Wheels affiliates that Food Lion Feeds will partner with this week include:

March 15 – Fayetteville, N.C. – Cumberland County Council on Older Adults

Food Lion Feeds will partner with the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults Meals on Wheels program to provide meals to nearly 400 seniors fighting hunger in Cumberland County. Local Food Lion associates will donate fresh fruit and partner with the organization to deliver the meals and fruit. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the organization to help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

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Fayetteville Observer highlights our MOW program and delivery truck!

Welcome to our website! The Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and forty-eight years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.


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