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 Voucher Program is now open for applications.  Please review updated website information - updated July 2019.  The application has an extra step - requiring both the Referring Agent signature and a final Caregiver Certification form to be signed by the Caregiver. 


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

Retirement Planning: Social Security & Medicare 101
Retirement Planning: Social Security & Medicare 101
Register now to learn the basics of Social Security and Medicare on September 13-14.
New Area Agency on Aging Resource Guide
The High Country Area Agency on Aging's new Resource Guide is now available!
Rock Against Dementia
Join the Empathy (R)Evolution and Rock Against Demenia!

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Jun 17 Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, Boone, NC