Council expands Congregate Lunch program

Visit our Congregate Lunch Program page for more information!


Attend our FREE “Assisting Aging Parents” class on March 21st!


Council hosting “Welcome to Medicare Class” on February 13th!


Thank you to Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. and Hay Street United Methodist Church for recent grants and donations

We want to give special thanks and acknowledgement to the following grantors and donors:

Ellenor T. Barker Advised Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Grant in the amount of $500 in honor of Barbara Brooks.

Lynette S. Green and Michael R. Green Charitable Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. grant in the amount of $500 for Meals on Wheels.

Hay Street United Methodist Church gift in the amount of $535.20.

Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Hay Street United Methodist Church

We are so thankful for your gifts that will help a greater number of seniors live independently in our community.


Cumberland County Council on Older Adults coordinated Christmas Cheer project with delivery of 200 meals to local senior citizens

Fayetteville, NC – 200 local seniors’ homes were filled with “Christmas Cheer” on Thursday, December 21st as each received a bag filled with turkey, dressing, fresh fruit and additional food staples. Generous volunteers helped load and personally deliver each bag.

This year’s “Christmas Cheer” recipients include:

  • 170 seniors served by one or more programs of the Council on Older Adults
  • 20 military service members from the Fort Bragg Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion
  • 10 Operation Blessing families

The Council on Older Adults began the project in the 1990s to service seniors in Cumberland County. The Christmas Cheer project is done in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael the Archangel – Council 15250; and generously funded through grants from the Florence Rogers Charitable Trust ($4,500) and Food Lion Feeds ($1,000). Selfless volunteers who help deliver these meals each year also make the “Christmas Cheer” possible.


FREE Assisting Aging Parents class December 6th!


Subaru’s “Share the Love” event happening now

Through the 2017 Share the Love Event, from November 16, 2017, to January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of the four national charities, including Meals on Wheels America, with a minimum guarantee of $250,000. In addition to these partners, Subaru retailers have selected hundreds of hometown charities for their customers to support as well. By the end of this year, Subaru and its participating retailers will have donated over $115 million to help those in need.

Here’s how it works: for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold from November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the Event. Through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, The Council on Older Adults will receive a share of the revenue earned in North Carolina.

This holiday season, you can ensure our seniors neighbors are not forgotten when you buy or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice!

 


Council’s Home Improvement Program awarded $11K grant by Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults has been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $11,000 to support building accessibility ramps for older adults, who need safe access to their homes due to the use of a wheelchair or physical conditions which make it difficult to maneuver steps.

Most older adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age, also known as “aging in place”. Often times, aging in place requires home modifications which help accompany possible physical limitations. What many older adults and their caregivers don’t realize is the expense for the most basic modifications such as installing an access ramp.

Our organization encounters older adults who cannot afford the expense of home modifications. Due to limited funding and the high demand for such services, the Council must maintain a waiting list of requests for access ramps and other minor accessibility needs such as handrails and grab bars. Thanks to this grant from the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., the Council can reduce it’s waiting list f0r access ramps.

We are always in need of volunteer groups with experienced carpentry leaders to help build ramps and those able to make monetary donations in support of our mission to help older adults maintain independence with dignity. Click here to volunteer and here to donate today!

 

 


Walmart in Hope Mills grants the Council’s Meals on Wheels program $2500!


Council awarded $25K from Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


The Council on Older Adults is the recipient of a grant from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $25,000 in support of our Information & Assistance Services. 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 quote from one of our clients below is just one example of the grant’s impact:

“Words cannot adequately express my appreciation for your guidance on Monday in helping me plan a course of action for my mother. She will be relocated to a rehab http://healthsavy.com/product/soma/ facility in Fayetteville, perhaps as early as Wednesday. It will give my brother and me time to place her in a safe environment and assist in expediting her recovery from cancer. I plan to reach out again to the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults once she is placed for additional help. Your knowledge was not only comprehensive but critical to our situation given the time constraints. You and your team are truly a blessing to us and our mother and have given our family hope that she will soon be able to stand on her own again. With much thanks and gratitude.” – Daughter of recipient of Information & Assistance Services


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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