Help Us, Help our Elders

Volunteer Using Your Unique Skills

SHIIP – Medicare Counseling

Provide unbiased and accurate information about Medicare to seniors and people with disabilities.

Yard Work

Complete yard work tasks in seniors’ yards to help with upkeep.

Office & Clerical

Greet visitors, answer phones, file, conduct surveys, etc.

Prepare Lunch

Donate and prepare lunch for up to 8 individuals at our Next Door Group Respite Program

Home Repairs

Perform minor repairs on seniors’ homes to improve safety. Tasks may include, changing light bulbs, installing handrails or grab bars, and building wheelchair ramps.

Lead Activities

Assisting with Group Respite Program: conversations & games, assisting with lunch, etc., with individuals with memory loss.

Lead Wellness Classes

Facilitate evidence-based health promotion classes including Matter of Balance, Living Healthy with Diabetes, & Chronic Disease Self-Management

Centralina Area Agency on Aging

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.

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