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

Healthy Aging NC now live!
Healthy Aging NC is a project of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville.
Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention
Tai Chi for Arthritis classes start January 9th!
Lots of new Tai Chi for Arthritis classes are being offered in Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes Counties - beginning the week of January 9th, 2017.
n4a and AARP Launch National Campaign to Fight Social Isolation
At least 8 million adults over age 50 are affected by isolation, a problem that can impair mental performance, compromise the immune system and inc

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Jan 9 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Lois E. Harrill Senior Center
Jan 9 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Advanced Class Lois E. Harrill Senior Center
Jan 12 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Ashe County Senior Center