Information & Options Counseling

Information & Referrals

We can help answer your questions about:

  • Housing
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Home Care & Home Health Agencies
  • Adult Day Cares
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition
  • Medicare
  • Various Benefits & Subsidies
  • Other Local Services

Our staff stays informed by being active members of the local and national aging network. This includes staying connected at the federal, state, regional, and local levels, maintaining licensure by the state, monitored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging, and maintaining membership with the National Council on Aging.

Equipment Loan

Donations of durable medical equipment are accepted and distributed to individuals. Contact our office if you would like to request or donate durable medical equipment.

Equipment includes:

  • Wheelchairs / Transfer Chairs
  • Walkers / Rollators
  • Shower Stools / Transfer benches
  • Bedside Commodes
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Canes
  • Adult Diapers

Home Repairs & Yard Work

Individual and group volunteers make home safety repairs, install grab bars, build wheelchair ramps and do yard work for seniors. Recipients of this help must be over the age of 60, live in Union County, and own their own home.

Senior Law Project

In partnership with Legal Aid of NC, attorneys prepare living wills, healthcare powers of attorney and simple wills for those age 60 and over. To make an appointment, contact North Carolina Senior Legal Aid directly. They will then meet with you at our office.

NC Senior Legal Aid – 1-877-579-7562

Caregiver Referral List

Council on Aging maintains a list of self-employed caregivers who are available to help with personal care and household chores.

These private caregivers have gone through a Union County background check, interview, and reference screenings.

Caregivers on the Caregiver Referral List are not employed or endorsed by Council on Aging.

Please call us at 704-292-1797 to request a copy of the Caregiver Referral List

Did you know…

At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.

At age 75, that risk increases to three times that amount.

And at 85, you are FOUR times as likely to be killed or injured by fires!

30% of people age 65 and older are involved in a fall each year.

Council on Aging is partnering with the Monroe Fire Department to conduct the “Remembering When” fire and fall prevention program by the National Fire Protection Agency.  Council on Aging will be conducting group presentations and home safety visits to identify fire and fall safety hazards.