Making Medicare decisions can be very overwhelming. Our SHIIP volunteer and staff counselors are trained by the North Carolina Department of Insurance and are available to help you understand your options.
We provide unbiased and accurate information about Medicare. We don’t sell insurance, we simply help sort out your options so you can make informed decisions about your coverage.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death in North Carolina.
The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, affects 1 in 7 North Carolinians over the age of 65.
Union County has the highest rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the state.
The demands of day to day care, changes in family roles, and decisions about placement in a care facility can be difficult.
Becoming well-informed about the disease and learning about support options are two important steps in coping with any form of memory loss.
Council on Aging can help caregivers and families walk through the difficult process of caregiving and are able to provide respite services.
Last year the Family Caregiver Support Program connected 267 caregivers to supportive services.
Over 950 hours of respite services were provided last year to Union County families directly through Council on Aging at no cost.
In addition, 246 days of Adult Day care were provided to give caregivers a much needed break.
Need durable medical equipment to use in your home? Our equipment loan program may be able to help! If you have an equipment need, give us a call.
Equipment includes wheelchairs, transfer chairs, walkers, rollators, bedside commodes, shower chairs, transfer benches, canes, raised toilet seats, and adult diapers.
If you would like to donate items, we accept donations during our normal business hours.