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.

COVID-19 Information & Resources

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

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 As a member of the Aging Network, we pledge to celebrate diversity, create opportunities, and actively support inclusive environments, in which all individuals are welcomed, respected, and valued. We acknowledge that no action perpetuates an inequitable status quo. We commit to work collaboratively with all members of society to disrupt systematic inequalities and create a community where all members will thrive.