Help Us, Help our Elders!

We need your unique skills to help our older adults age successfully!

SHIIP – Medicare Counseling

Volunteer SHIIP Medicare Counselors are certified by the North Carolina Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) to provide unbiased information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries as they navigate their Medicare journey. 

Office & Clerical

Volunteers assist by greeting visitors, answering telephone calls, assisting program coordinators with filing paperwork, conducting telephone satisfaction surveys regarding COA services, and more.

Prepare Lunch

Volunteer groups can donate a prepared lunch meal for up to 8 of our Next Door Group Respite Program participants.

Yard Work

Volunteers help local older adults to maintain their independence and remain safe in their own yards by assisting with lawn maintenance. 

Home Repairs

Volunteer perform minor home safety repairs to improve home safety for older adults within the Union County community. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: changing light bulbs, installing handrails and safety grab bars, building wheelchair ramps, amongst other “odds and ends.”

Lead Activities

Volunteers can assist individuals with memory loss attending our Next Door Group Respite Program by providing stimulating one-on-one conversation for participants, assisting with daily planned activities, and serving lunch.

Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Community Advisory Committee Volunteers Needed!

In Union County, there are more than 700 residents living in the county’s seven nursing homes. Currently, neither of the Union County Community Advisory Committees has enough volunteers to visit these residents as required by State law.  Volunteers with this program meet a very special need by serving some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

Do you have a heart for visiting long-term care residents? Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Members are volunteer advocates who are trained by the Ombudsman Program and appointed by their County Commissioners. Members serve in their county of residence on either the Nursing Home CAC or the Adult Care Home CAC.

Interested in volunteering with Centralina Area Agency on Aging? Contact  Laurie Abounader, Regional Ombudsman, over the phone at (704)-348-2739 or via email at labounader@centralina.org. For more information on Community Advisory Committees, click here.

To Volunteer with COA, you must complete this form: