Important Links for Older Adults

Following are a few websites we feel may be useful to older adults and their caregivers. A good place to start your search might be the Wake County Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disabilities.  Click on the highlighted area to view these sites.

 

Wake County Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disabilities
The Wake County CRC is a collaborative effort between county, non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide services to seniors and adults with disabilities. The CRC’s mission is to improve access to information and the coordination of service delivery in the community for individuals needing long-term support, their family members and caregivers.  Operating with a “no wrong door” approach, the CRC strives to give consumers access to services regardless of how or where they first enter the system.  The goal of the Wake County Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disabilities is to create a system where long term supports and services wrap around the individual and provides seamless access to information on available options.  For more information, please contact Susan Reed.

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 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.

Family Caregivers
Family caregivers provide unpaid help to older adults who are living in the community and need assistance to continue living safely in their own homes. They include spouses, adult children, adult relatives, and friends.

Full Circle of Care
A wonderful site, packed with information for caregivers. Designed specifically for caregivers, this site has been adopted by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, the NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the NC Association of Councils of Governments as the statewide caregiver resource.

Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc
Alzheimers NC 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
United Way of the GreaterTriangle brings together local community partners in Durham, Johston, Orange and Wake counties to focus on lasting changes, not temporary fixes to key issues. In 2012, over 500,000 people were helped through a UWGT partner agency service or program.

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. For more information about the National Volunteer Caregiving Network call 304-907-0428 or visit www.Nvcnetwork.org..

AARP
With over 39 million members, AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States.