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


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

National Council on Aging - Falls Prevention Awareness Day, September 22nd, 2017
The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall.
International Council on Active Aging - Active Aging Week, September 24th - 30th, 2017
Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September.

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Aug 3 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, Boone, NC
Nov 22 Day Break - Group Respite Program Boone United Methodist Church (M/F) & Deerfield Ridge (W): Boone, NC