Team Depot helps Agent Orange veteran by installing handrail sets at his home

Team Depot members Cory Updike and Mark Corbart from the Home Depot Store #3636 on Skibo Road recently installed handrail sets to two entrance doors of the home of a senior veteran.

Thomas and Elfriede Walker are both in the late 70’s and have recently fallen several times coming in and out of their home. Mr. Walker retired from the US Army after 22 years of service. Mr. Walker served in Vietnam and is dealing with the effects of Agent Orange.

In early 2016, the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was awarded a $60,000 Helping Homebound Heroes grant from The Home Depot Foundation to help senior veterans with handicap modifications to their homes (i.e. ramps, grab-bars, handrails).  The Council partnered with Team Depot volunteers on several projects throughout the grant period ending December 31, 2016. This project was the last of  51 projects made possible through the Helping Homebound Heroes funding.


Annual Holiday Meals project a huge success!

Thank you to all who helped make our annual holiday meals a BIG success! We appreciate the continual support of Knights of Columbus St. Michael the Archangel Council #15250 and St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church to help seniors receive a nutritious holiday meal! We could not have done holiday meals without the gracious support of the Florence Rogers Charitable Trust, who granted $4,000 for the project.

The bags were taken to 152 people throughout the county including shut-ins, financially-challenged families and Wounded Warriors. Also, a thank you to The Fayetteville Observer for bringing awareness to this:

Senior Citizens Support Grant provides $25K grant for Council’s Information & Referral Program

Share the Love event happening now through January 3rd!

It’s that time again! Subaru’s annual “Share the Love” event is happening now.

You can help seniors right here in Fayetteville when you buy or lease a new Subaru during the 2016 Share the Love Event (November 17 – January 3) and select Meals on Wheels America as the recipient of a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. Meals on Wheels America will distribute the monies raised to local programs like ours!

Visit for more information.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton donates $2,201.46 to our Meals on Wheels program


The Home Depot Foundation honoring veterans by donating to 5 non-profits to include the Council

As part of its annual Celebration of Service, The Home Depot Foundation will donate $1
to five national nonprofits, including Meals on Wheels America, for every Comment
and Share of this spotlight post on Facebook through November 11!

With just a few clicks, you can support the senior veteran home repair efforts
of your fellow Members in Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Fayetteville, NC;
and Kissimmee, FL. Together, we can deliver.™

Click here to help raise funds supporting Meals on Wheels America
and local programs serving senior veterans!

Dottie Leak joins the Council as our Receptionist

Dottie Leak has joined the Council on Older Adults’ staff as the part-time front desk receptionist. She grew up in Fayetteville, attended school in Cumberland County, graduating from Anne Chesnutt High School and Fayetteville State University. She joined the US Army and after leaving the military, she worked for the US Government at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base as a head cook/In Food Service and a maintenance manager.


Chastity York joins the Council as In-Home Aide Services Program Director

We want to welcome and introduce Chastity York, BSN RN to you! Chastity York recently joined the Council on Older Adults’ staff as the In-Home Aide Services Program Director. She works closely with a team of 13 certified nursing assistants and the staff Registered Nurse to oversee and help with personal care needs and home management tasks for eligible older adults. Those services through the IHA program help seniors maintain their independence as long as possible. Her prior experience is in home care and Women’s Health.



Walmart Foundation and local Walmart Distribution Center offer funding to help support upcoming clinic

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Barbara Brooks, SHIIP volunteer, receives Mickey Hanula Volunteer of the Year award!

We are so excited and honored to announce that Barbara Brooks, one of our valued SHIIP volunteers is the recipient of the Mickey Hanula Volunteer of the Year!

Barbara became a volunteer six years ago after retiring as Director of the Department of Social Services in Cumberland County. Her wealth of knowledge from her career and her compassion for others has made her an extremely valuable asset to seniors and we are SO lucky to have her!

Pictured: Barbara and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who presented Barbara with the award at the Annual North Carolina SHIIP Coordinators’ Training Conference in Greensboro on August 2nd.


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
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