About Us


Mission: Council on Aging in Union County is an independent, non-profit agency supporting people 60 and over in their efforts to remain healthy, active, and in control of their own lives. The agency connects clients with the services they need to live independently for as long as possible.

Vision: To be the community resource for aging issues by maintaining programs to adequately satisfy the needs of older adults and their caregivers.

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Council on Aging in Union County is a private, nonprofit agency striving to promote a quality of life and supportive services for adults 60 years of age and older living in Union County. As a focal point on aging, the agency’s purpose is to postpone or prevent institutionalization, respect independence, dignity and the right to choose in reviewing options for care. Formally organized in 1972 and chartered in 1973, the agency received its first Older Americans Act funding in 1974.

  • Council on Aging (COA) in Union County began providing services in 1974.
  • COA is a non-profit 501© (3) agency.
  • COA is licensed by the NC Division of Facilities Services (DFS).
  • COA is a member of the National Council on Aging
  • COA is a member of the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services.
  • COA is the coordinating site for the SHIIP program in Union County.
  • COA is a United Way member agency.
Our talented In-Home Aides help our clients in Union County avoid unnecessary institutionalization and remain safely in their homes for as long as possible—at no cost to the client!
Do you or a loved one need In-Home Services? Contact Council on Aging in Union County to see if you would qualify for this service for Union County residents at (704)-292-1797. Or, email us at coa@coaunion.org.

Board of Directors

Don Helms  – Board Chairperson

Tangela Collins-Myers – Vice Chairperson

Ron Vilas – Treasurer

Ann Helms – Secretary

Mike Griffin

Sandi Ives

Harry Patel

Sanford Steelman

Carnell Thorton

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