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! 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

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
Apr 16 Tai Chi for Beginners Boone United Methodist Church: Boone, NC
May 9 Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention – Instructor Training (Part I) High Country Council of Governments, 468 New Market Blvd. Boone, NC 28607
May 11 Tai Chi for Arthritis – Instructor Certification (Part II) High Country Council of Governments, 468 New Market Blvd. Boone, NC 28607
Sep 21 High Country Care Transitions Summit Grandfather Golf and Country Club (2120 US Highway 105 South, Linville, NC 28646)