Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7, 2020. Changes are effective January 1, 2021. If you need help comparing plans please call us at (910) 484-0111 to schedule an appointment with a certified SHIIP counselor.

Cumberland Community Foundation 40th Anniversary

Cumberland Community Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary and as part of that celebration is awarding $400,000 in general support grants to some of its longtime nonprofit partners including the Council on Older Adults. The Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of seniors in our community and has partnered with our organization through the years to increase our capacity to serve older adults and their caregivers with such services as our Meals on Wheels, Community Caregiving Circle, Home Accessibility, and Information & Referral programs.

The Council on Older Adults gratefully acknowledges a $10,000 grant from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Click on the icon below to go to the CCF website.

Summer Fan Giveaway for Seniors Needing Extra Help Keeping Cool This Summer

Our annual Summer Fan Project starts June 1, 2020.

20″ box fans are available free of charge to those meeting the following criteria:

-Must be 60 years of age or older

 -Must live in Cumberland County

At this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, fans can be picked Monday- Thursday only, from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Please call 484-0111 to request a fan and to schedule for pickup. Please bring photo ID.

Online Caregiver Classes and Support Groups

Caregiving is never easy, even during the best of times and caregivers need all the support they can get.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 health crisis has caused us to cancel all group gatherings including our Caregiver Support Group, Assisting Older Adults classes, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers® workshops until further notice.  It is always preferred to conduct such programming in-person, but times have changed. We still want support our caregivers during this crisis and and even after this crisis is over through the introduction of online caregiver classes and support groups. We are trying to see if there is any interest in online support. Please give us a call or email us and let us know what your needs are.

 If you are interested in an online support group and/or future online caregiver classes, please contact Lisa Hughes for more information.


Call: 910-484-0111, extension 242





Welcome to Medicare- An Introduction

Do you have questions about Medicare?

Join us for our next “Welcome to Medicare” class where we will provide a general overview of Medicare to include:

  • Original Medicare- Parts A, B & D
  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (with our without a prescription drug plan)
  • Medicaid (Help with Medicare Part B)
  • Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help)
  • Medicare and Retirees

Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, 339 Devers Street, Fayetteville NC 28303

Please register for the class by calling (910) 484-0111


Caregiver Support Group March 11, 2020 with Dr. Marian Simmons Brown Speaking

Join us for our next caregiver support group and hear Dr. Marian Simmons Brown, author of “Grandma Has Alzheimer’s But It’s OK”, discuss her role as a caregiver for her parents and the lessons learned throughout her caregiving journey. All caregivers of older adults are welcome to join us for this special event!

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Location: Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, 339 Devers Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303

No RSVP necessary but always welcome

For more information please call Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext. 242


Medicare and Y-O-U Seminar – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Linden, NC

The seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare or interested in learning more about Medicare.  The seminar will include a question and answer session.  Call Ellouise Garvin at 910-484-0111, ext. 221 for additional information.

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Starting Thurs. January 23, 2020 – Thurs. February 27, 2020

Are you a family caregiver of an older adult?  

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class that gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else.  By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Six free class sessions held once a week are led by experienced class leaders.  Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provided additional caregiver resources at no cost.

The classes give you tools to help:  

Reduce Stress

Improve self-confidence

Manage time, set goals, and solve problems

Better communicate your feelings

Make tough decisions

Locate helpful resources

Date:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 – February 27, 2020

Time:  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location:  St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC  28304

Please call Lisa Hughes, social worker with the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, at 910-484-0111, Ext. 242 to register no later than January 9, 2020.  


Community Caregiving Circle is a program of the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults funded through the Corneilia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment-Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.  


Meals on Wheels Cumberland County receives monetary support!

Meals on Wheels Cumberland County would like to acknowledge the generous gifts from Heritage Place Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. &  Fayetteville New Car Dealers Association Advised Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

  It is our goal no senior has to go hungry and feel isolated.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!



Fans for Seniors


“No charge for fans”


Must be at least 60 years old

“Photo ID required with proof of age”

Must be a Cumberland County resident 

One fan per household

No deliveries 

Fans can be picked up from the Council:   

 Monday – Thursday  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Call (910) 484-0111 

Program runs through August or as long as fans are available


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


339 Devers Street
Fayetteville, NC  28303
Telephone:(910) 484-0111
Fax: (910) 484-0627