north carolina lifespan respite projectNorth Carolina Lifespan Respite Project

The North Carolina Lifespan Respite Care Program is an application-based program that reimburses eligible family caregivers caring for individuals of any age for up to $500 in respite care services in a calendar year. Funding is limited, and applications are accepted only when funds are available. Learn more and apply


Lifespan Respite Program is now accepting new applications from referring agents.  Please note, currently the length of time caregivers will have to spend their voucher is reduced.  Respite voucher awards issued beginning 3/16/19 will be issued for 60 days, and those issued after 4/10/19 will be issued for 30 day use only. 


The High Country Area Agency on Aging is the central hub for resources and support for older adults in the North Carolina High Country. Through our direct services and provider network, we offer home and community based solutions, family caregiver support, a long-term care ombudsman, advocacy, and health promotion and disease prevention classes.

Recent news

Rock Against Dementia
Join the Empathy (R)Evolution and Rock Against Demenia!
Caregiver Spring Renewal
Join us on April 12, from 1-3pm for the Caregiver Spring Renewal.
Announcing: Strong Body, Strong Mind
Announcing Strong Body, Strong Mind, the new name and expansion of our tai chi programs.

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Feb 11 Strong Body, Strong Mind: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Boone United Methodist Church: Boone, NC
Mar 28 Rock Against Dementia Lost Province Brewing Co.
Apr 12 Caregiver Spring Renewal Blue Ridge Energy Community Room, Lenoir, NC