SHIIP Medicare Counseling
Turning 65? Not sure what plan is best for you? We have trained Medicare counselors that can help.

Medicare can become very overwhelming and frustrating. Council on Aging staff and SHIIP volunteers are trained by the North Carolina Department of Insurance and are available to help. We are your local and reliable source for accurate unbiased information on Medicare. We don’t sell insurance, we simply help sort out your options so you can make informed decisions about your coverage.

Equipment Loan Program
We accept donated equipment for loan to those in need.

Need medical equipment to use in your home? Council on Aging collects gently used walkers, rollators, bed side commodes and wheel chairs and then loans them out to people over the age of 60. If you have an equipment need, call our office to see what we have on hand. If you would like to donate items, we accept donations during our normal business hours.

Volunteer Transportation Services

Now Accepting Passengers and Drivers

As someone ages, getting to and from doctors appointments, the grocery store or the pharmacy can become more difficult. For seniors that need help getting to and from, there is a new opportunity called the Volunteer Transportation Service. This program utilizes volunteers to provide transportation to seniors in need. If you are interested in becoming a VTS volunteer or if you would like an application to be a passenger, feel free to call our office.

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Our current projects

  • Council on Aging is opening Next Door, our new Adult Day Program. This program is designed to care for those that may have memory loss and is an opportunity to give caregivers some much needed time off. The Program will be offered at our new location on Lydia Street in Monroe, adjacent to our main offices. We are currently asking for community support to help fund the renovation of this building and to assist in purchasing the needed furniture and equipment. If you would like to support this program, please contact our office.
    Donated: $0.00
  • We loan out iPads loaded with a person’s favorite music, games, family pictures, and most importantly a personalized story book. We create digital, interactive, life storybooks for individuals with memory loss. These iPads facilitate an opportunity to reminisce about yesterday’s memories as well as providing some respite time for the family caregiver.
    Donated: $0.00

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