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. 

►► 2024 Regional Needs Assessment Survey

High Country Area Agency on Aging is seeking community input regarding the local needs of older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. Your answers will guide the development of our next four-year plan. We appreciate your help!


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 $750 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 Program is NOW accepting applications.  For more information, please click here.