Cumberland County Council on Older Adults awarded $25K grant from Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. in support of the Council’s Information & Assistance Program.

Information & Assistance (I&A) services are critical services designed to assist older adults, their families and others acting on their behalves to acquire information about programs and services and to obtain appropriate services to meet their needs.

The program has seen significant increases in the volume of requests for resource information. Last fiscal year I&A made 4,152 referrals on behalf of callers. This fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) the program is projected to make approximately 5,800 referrals , a 38% increase. As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for information services.

Ken Dye, Council Nutrition Director, presents concerns about Cumberland County’s proposed budget cuts

Our very own Ken Dye presented a letter of concern over a proposed 15% county budget cut that would affect/possibly reduce service provision for our Meals on Wheels program at the budget meeting Monday evening. Good job, Ken!…/dozens-of-residents-rip-cumberl…/2067631/

To make a difference, email our County Commissioners and express your concerns over the next few weeks:

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.

SHIIP saves Medicare beneficiaries millions in North Carolina

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.


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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Fayetteville, NC  28303
Telephone: (910) 484-0111
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