Council and Mid-Carolina AAA hosting Scam Jam 4/26/16!

Help spread the word! The Council and Mid-Carolina AAA are hosting the area’s first Scam Jam! Presenters include: NC Secretary of State Investment Fraud, NC Department of Insurance: NC Senior Medicare Patrol, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, NC Department of Justice: Identity Theft and Scams.


Fayetteville Observer publishes article about Meals on Wheels benefit and recipients

A special thanks to Bill Kirby for the write up in The Fayetteville Observer about our Meals on Wheels program, upcoming fundraiser and additional events during the month of March, March for Meals month. Read his article here:

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Council to host Volunteer Recruitment Day as part of March for Meals month

The Council is hosting Volunteer Recruitment Day at Blue Street Senior Center as part of March for Meals month! VolunteerRecruitmentDay

Mayor Robertson proclaims March as March for Meals month in Fayetteville, NC

Mayor Nat Robertson proclaimed March as March for Meals Month in Fayetteville, NC! Stay tuned for several events this month including Volunteer Recruitment Day, Blast From the Past and Community Champions Week!


2016 Proclamation

March for Meals month has officially started!

Won’t you join us? Here’s some more information about March for Meals via Meals on Wheels America!

On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For nearly 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as staff and volunteers who deliver these meals each week provide a vital lifeline and connection to the community, which are sometimes all it takes to keep our senior neighbors at home, where they want to be.


Ken Dye on WFNC 640AM to promote Blast From the Past!

Ken joined Goldy and Boz on WFNC 640AM to promote our upcoming Blast From the Past fundraiser and Meals on Wheels program this morning! IMG_3473

Time Warner Cable News runs story about Meals on Wheels

Kathryn Digisi, TWC News Reporter, helped promote our Meals on Wheels program in preparation for March for Meals month and Blast From the Past on March 19th!

Council offers Welcome to Medicare class on Feb. 9th

Join the Council as we host our next Welcome to Medicare class on 2/9 from 10AM – 11:30AM! Learn about Medicare basics for FREE! Call us to RSVP: 910-484-0111.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults raising funds to purchase first hot/cold delivery truck

The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults set the date for the third annual Blast From the Past fundraiser benefitting Meals on Wheels: March 19, 2016. This year the event will take place during the 14th Annual March for Meals Month (led by Meals on Wheels America), which mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build support.

The goal of Blast From the Past 2016 – raise funds to ensure the purchase of the county’s first Meals on Wheels hot/cold delivery truck. The evening of March 19, 2016 will be a fun-filled evening showcasing dances from the decades and includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ, and photo booth fun from Five Star Entertainment. The event is from 6-10PM at the Ramada Plaza Bordeaux Convention Center.

The hot/cold delivery truck will aid the Council in increasing the number of daily delivered meals. Through November 2015, the Council’s Meals on Wheels program served 9,435 meals and provided nutritious meals daily to an average of 376 seniors via three frozen routes and 15 hot routes. There is no cost to receive Meals on Wheels and there is currently no wait for service thanks to monies raised from the Blast From the Past 2015.

The purchase of the truck has been partially funded by a recently awarded $20,000 grant from Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation. Additional funds will be used to ensure the purchase of the truck and expenses associated with it. The Council on Older Adults started Blast From the Past in 2014 to help increase the number of seniors its Meals on Wheels program serves; and each year proves to be a bigger success than the last. To sponsor or purchase tickets call 910-484-0111 or visit The Council is a proud member of Meals on Wheels America. For more information about March for Meals visit:


Knights, Council on Older Adults distribute holiday food bags

Thanks to the funding of the Florence Rogers Charitable Trust and help from Saint Michael the Archangel Knights of Columbus Council 15250 and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 150 holiday meals were delivered to local seniors in need. Read more here:

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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