Welcome

Welcome

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.

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. 

Recent news

High Country Area Agency on Aging Receives LGBT Platinum Credential
In concordance with the High Country Area Agency on Aging’s mission of inclusivity, the agency recently became the first Area Agency o
Wilkes Caregiver Academy - 2020 Class Schedule
Wilkes Caregiver Academy - 2020 Class Schedule  
NAMI Family Support Groups
NAMI Family Support Groups

Upcoming events

Date Title Location
Feb 3 Caregiver Academy Wake Forest Baptist Health; Wilkes Medical Center-First Floor Conference Room
Mar 2 Powerful Tools for Caregivers Wilkes Health Foundation; 1902 W Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659