New Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support Program

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults has introduced a new community support program focused on improving the lives of older adults with a dementia-related diagnosis and their caregivers. In addition, the program also aims to benefit older adults and their caregivers impacted by social isolation or loneliness, which has been associated with a higher risk of dementia-related diseases.

Components of the program aim to:
1) Address awareness and education by offering a) Alzheimer’s Foundation of America-sponsored memory screenings, b) caregiver classes and community presentations, and c) serving as a local resource for dementia-related concerns;
2) Support caregivers through both virtual and in-person support groups; and
3) Provide tools to assist caregivers in their day-to-day routine including a) Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes, b) Joy for All Companion Pets, and c) Dementia Alliance of NC-sponsored Music and Memory at Home kits

For more information regarding any of the program offerings, please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 or by email at

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and fifty-five years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.


339 Devers Street
Fayetteville, NC  28303
Telephone:(910) 484-0111
Fax: (910) 484-0627