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, annually. Funding is limited and applications are accepted only when funds are available. Learn more and apply


Attention! All Lifespan Respite awards have been issued for this program year. New awards will be available in Fall 2018. 

Current awardees: New deadlines in place as we transition to a new programmatic year. Learn more


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

Announcing: Strong Body, Strong Mind
Announcing Strong Body, Strong Mind, the new name and expansion of our tai chi programs.
Falls Prevention grant awarded
The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville received a 3 year, $600,000 grant from the U.S.

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Jul 9 Strong Body, Strong Mind: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Boone United Methodist Church: Boone, NC
Aug 21 Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, Boone, NC