Council adopts new Meals on Wheels logo

Meals on Wheels America is a national advocacy association consisting of more than 5,000 local independently-run Meals on Wheels programs. In an effort to bring nationwide attention to the important role that Meals on Wheels services play in helping meet the nutritional needs of homebound older adults the association designed a new logo to help rebrand this vital service and has encouraged local programs to join the movement and adopt the logo identifying their geographic area of service. The Council on Older Adults has adopted the logo and will soon begin using it to help create new awareness regarding the local issue of food insecurity and social isolation among homebound older adults. Your financial support and volunteerism are needed to help support this vital program. Donate or volunteer today!

Upcoming Assisting Aging Parents classes are as follows:

-At FTCC on Thursday September 21 from 6-8pm, cost is $20; Call FTCC continuing education at 910-678-8432 for FTCC classes

-At FTCC on Thursday October 26 from 6-8pm, cost is $20; Call FTCC continuing education at 910-678-8432 for FTCC classes

-At Kiwanis Rec Center on Thursday October 5 from 10am-noon, cost is free; call 910-484-0111 ext 240 to RSVP


Upcoming Welcome to Medicare Class…

New to Medicare or about to be? Attend a FREE Welcome to Medicare class in collaboration with FTCC. Register by visiting or call (910)678-8386.


Don’t miss our upcoming Welcome to Medicare and Assisting Aging Parents classes!

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!

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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