Important Links for Older Adults
Following are a few websites we feel may be useful to older adults and their caregivers. Click on the highlighted area to view these sites.
Resources for Seniors
Resources for Seniors is a nonprofit organization serving senior adults and their caregivers in Wake County, North Carolina since 1973. Their mission is to provide home and community based services so that disabled and senior adults can maximize their independence for as long as possible while remaining in their homes.
Resources for Seniors Community Resources Database
The Resources for Seniors resource database contains information about more than 700 distinct programs and services for older adults in Wake County, North Carolina, including contact information, links to their websites, and program details.
Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Chapter
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter is responsible for providing programs and support services, information, referral, education and advocacy to the 51 counties of Eastern North Carolina.
Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc
Alzheimer’s North Carolina provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. They provide assistance with information, educational programs and services to patients, their families, health care professionals and the general public. Through support groups, Helpline and networking with other nonprofits and local, state and federal agencies, additional information and care is provided.
Meals on Wheels of Wake County
Since 1974, Meals on Wheels has been providing nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and persons with disabilities in Wake County in an effort to improve health, reduce isolation, and prevent inappropriate institutionalization. Serving close to 1,300 meals daily to homes and nutrition centers, Meals on Wheels provides the frailest of our community’s citizens with a voice to achieve healthful independence.
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Triangle United Way brings together local community partners in Durham, Orange and Wake counties: member agencies, nonprofits, government volunteers and experts to focus on lasting changes, not temporary fixes to key issues.
Wake County Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disabilities
The Wake CRC is part of a statewide initiative to create a coordinated system of information and access for people seeking long-term services and supports. It is not a new agency or a particular place, but rather a network of agencies working together. In North Carolina, CRC’s offer a “No Wrong Door” approach so that older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers can find information and services through any number of community partners.
National Volunteer Caregiving Network
The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) is a membership network of local community volunteer caregiving programs, regional and state collaboratives, and individuals who support the work of volunteer caregiving. Membership is open to any organization or individual who believes they can benefit from the National Volunteer Caregiving Network. The purpose of the National Network is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas that can help to strengthen and support the hundreds of local volunteer caregiving programs that are currently active throughout the United States, and to foster and support the establishment of new interfaith volunteer caregiving programs in all communities that want and need the services that volunteer caregivers can provide.
With over 39 million members, AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States.