SHIIP Volunteer Featured in Fayetteville Observer

Barbara Brooks, one of our SHIIP Volunteers for the Council was featured in an article by Bill Kirby, Columnist at The Fayetteville Observer. At the beginning of July, Kirby found himself to not only be a Columnist but a beneficiary of SHIIP Counseling. The article provides insight into our SHIIP Program. Read the article here!

Homeworks Helps the Council


Homeworks, a Catholic summer ministry, brought teenagers from the Carolinas and various states to Fayetteville to work with the Council on Older Adults Home Improvement Program. The group built two ramps on clients’ homes.

Fans for Seniors

Our Fans for Seniors Program has begun! The program generally runs through August or as long as fans are available. There is no charge to seniors for the fans. To be eligible you must be at least 60 years of age and live in Cumberland County. Call our main number to inquire: 484-0111!

The Council Celebrates Senior Corps Week!

This week (May 19th – 23rd) marks Annual Senior Corps Week! We are proud to offer a program which is a part of Senior Corps: Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). What is Senior Corps? Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. To view specifics visit:



Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. raises a total of $19,752 for the Meals on Wheels Program From Donor Advised Funds

The Council on Older Adults’ Meals on Wheels Program was truly blessed in April 2014 when the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. raised significant funding to total $19,752. This was achieved through donor advised funds. The Council will be able to assist approximately 18 seniors for a year from this funding who are currently on the waiting list. We are thankful! (more…)

Our Meals on Wheels Program Featured on Front Page of The Fayetteville Observer!

The Fayetteville Observer published a well written article (by Chick Jacobs) about our Meals on Wheels program and the positive impact it makes on our Clients’ (home bound seniors) and Volunteers’ lives. Check it out by visiting the following link: We hope to bring more awareness and growth to the program by press, outreach and our first fundraiser on 5/3/14 “Blast From the Past”. 

Council on Older Adults Schedules First Fundraiser “Blast From the Past”

Join the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults at its first annual fundraiser “Blast From the Past”. All proceeds will help expand its Meals on Wheels Program. The event is Saturday, May 3rd at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux from 5:45– 10:30pm and includes a meet & mingle, buffet dinner, music, video screen, and photo booth. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Individual tickets were released on April 1st for $60/each. For more information visit or call 910-484-0111.

Arthur Fleming honored with Wise Owl Award

Every year one of our wonderful volunteers receives the Wise Owl Award. This year’s honorable recipient is Arthur Fleming, who has volunteered with the Council on Older Adults for over 19 years! On Saturday, 1/25/14, The Fayetteville Observer wrote an article about Arthur and the Wise Owl luncheon: Thank you for your dedication Arthur!

Walgreen’s Donates 150 Holiday Bags for Home Bound Seniors

We could not serve who we serve without the generosity of local businesses. Thank you to Walgreens who provided 150 Holiday Bags filled with toiletry items and goodies we distributed to homebound seniors this Christmas season!


The Fayetteville Observer Publishes Article About Holiday Meals 2013

Bill Kirby captured the essence as to why we coordinate Holiday Meals every year. Take a peek at his article:

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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