Please Complete Our Brief Regional Needs Assessment Survey!

The High Country Area Agency on Aging is seeking community input regarding the needs of older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities in our region. The information you provide will help us prioritize our services and supports as we develop our next four-year plan. Your assistance is greatly valued and appreciated!

To take the survey, click here.


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


NC Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is now open for applications.  Please review updated website information - updated July 2019.  The application has an extra step - requiring both the Referring Agent signature and a final Caregiver Certification form to be signed by the Caregiver. 


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

NAMI Family Support Groups
NAMI Family Support Groups
November is National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Caregivers Month
Strong Body, Strong Mind - Tai Chi videos for home practice
Tai Chi for Health Warm-Up Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpQnJKNO9AQ&am

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Dec 13 Caregiver Event Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blowing Rock, NC