Home Depot Skibo Road helps build ramp for Jerry Pond, Veteran, via “Helping Homebound Heroes” grant

On Thursday, July 21, several employees from the local Home Depot on Skibo Road volunteered to help build a homebound senior veteran, Jerry Pond, a ramp. ?#?DoingMore4Vets? ?#?TeamDepot? ?#?thankyouveterans?

Jerry served 28 years in the US Army and was in special http://www.buyambienmed.com/no-prescription-ambien/ forces most of that time. He also completed 3 tours in Vietnam. We are so thankful for Jerry’s sacrifice! Jerry lives with his lovely wife Nancy in Fayetteville.

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Council awarded $60,000 for “Helping Homebound Heroes” via Meals on Wheels America and Home Depot Foundation

Meals on Wheels America is proud to support several members through an ongoing, strategic partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. Now in its second year, the “Helping Homebound Heroes” program is supporting four non profit organizations across the country to expand their existing home repair services. Those programs are:

  • Meals on Wheels and More (Austin, TX)
  • Meals on Wheels of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cumberland County Council on Older Adults (Fayetteville, NC)
  • Osceola Council on Aging (Kissimmee, FL)

The Council on Older Adults received $60,000 in February 2016 to provide accessibility modifications to the homes of approximately 35 senior veterans. To date 14 senior veterans have received much needed handicap ramps.

#TeamDepot #DoingMore4Vets

Free health screenings, dental clinic scheduled for September

The Council’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will host free Dental Clinic on September 12th, 2016 and a free Health Screening Clinics on September 13, 2016. Held in cooperation with the North Carolina Baptist on Missions Ministry, the clinic is part of RSVP’s 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Dental Clinic: By appointment only, specifically for those who have no dental insurance

Health Screenings: Offers vital assessments, BMI calculations and screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol, depression and heart disease.

Thank you to the Walmart Foundation for providing a $2500 grant to help cover additional expenses.


Women’s Giving Circle grants the Council $17K for hot/cold delivery truck

RSVP volunteer award winners in Fayetteville Observer


Congrats to our 2015 President’s Award RSVP volunteer recipients

2015 RSVP Volunteer Awards recipients

Council receives a $5000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults recently received a grant from The Home Depot Foundation in the amount of $5,000 in support of providing accessibility modifications to the homes of senior veterans.
The Council built the ramp for Juanita Johnson, Retired US Army.
The generous funding allowed the Council on Older Adults to partner with local volunteers, many veterans themselves, to build handicap ramps to the homes of five deserving senior veterans.
The Home Depot Foundation makes Community Impact Grants Program Grants, up to $5,000, available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
The Home Depot Foundation is focused on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. As such- priority is placed on volunteer projects that fit the following criteria. Projects that serve veterans and their families, whether that’s repairing homes or improving facilities
Projects that involve veterans volunteering to help other veterans in the communities where they live
For more information please visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

Scam Jam a big success

On April 26th, the Council and Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging warmly welcomed Caroline Farmer, NC Department of Justice, who presented about Identity Theft and Scams. Lauren Benbow, NC Secretary of State, presented on Investment Fraud; and Stephanie Bias, NC Department of Insurance (SHIIP), educated attendees on Medicare Fraud.

Out of 50 attendees, 7 relevant scams were mentioned. Some guests had been victimized; some had cut off communication with the scammers. Scams reported at the event included:

  • Grandma/Grandpa – It’s me!
  • Medicare Discount Drug Cards
  • Phone IRS or Treasury Agent – Overdue Taxes
  • “Your Telephone/Power/Gas Service Will be Disconnected”
  • Tech Support Scams
  • Identity Theft
  • Clergyman Scams and Other Scams of Opportunity

Some of our biggest takeaways: If sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There’s no such thing as a free lunch! Don’t ever give out personal information like a social security number, bank account information or your birth date to unknown callers. Don’t believe in wealth promises and offers to “act now” or you will miss out. If it’s a good deal, it can wait until you verify the source.

Scam Jam was initiated by our Social Work Intern Lisa Hughes and coordinated by many Council and AAA employees. It was highly educational and fun! Local organizations helped support and pass out information to further support attendees. Those organizations included: Cumberland County Public Library, Carolina Collaborative Community Care (4C), LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines and the Fayetteville Public Works Commission.

Visit: http://bit.ly/23sjPxJ for information specific to the current scams listed above. Also make sure to visit the NC Secretary of State’s office website and NC Department of Insurance. All websites contain extremely important up to date information. We can’t thank the NC Department of Justice, Insurance and Secretary of State’s offices for all they do to help the citizens of NC. Looking forward to next time!


Council receives $3K grant from the Fayetteville New Car Dealers Association Advised Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


Ken Dye, Senior Nutrition Director, appointed to Meals on Wheels of NC Board of Directors

Ken Dye, the Council on Older Adults’ Senior Nutrition Program Director, was recently appointed to the Meals on Wheels of North Carolina Board of Directors. Ken experience includes more than 40 years in the food industry in a variety of settings including grocery stores, delivery services, Fort Bragg and restaurants.

Ken has worked with the Council for 6 years and continues to expand the reach of the Meals on Wheels program. During his tenure, the Council’s Meals on Wheels program has doubled its capacity, serving over 104,000 meals in 2015 alone.

Meals on Wheels of North Carolina is comprised of 40 member organizations and was formed in 2013. All Board Members currently work with Meals on Wheels programs across North Carolina. For more information about Meals on Wheels of North Carolina visit http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/about-membership/state-associations/north-carolina.

The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was organized in 1968 as a non-profit organization committed to providing resources which help older adults maintain their independence and age with dignity.  For more information, visit their website: www.ccccooa.org or call 910-484-0111.


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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