Community-Based Services

man handing out mealOur regional network of service providers plays a vital role in the quality of life of older adults of the High Country. Community based services are accessible through our network of contracted service providers and offer a low cost way to help keep individuals at home and in their community as long as possible.

The funding for these services comes through the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) and is administrated through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services. The HCCBG was established in 1992 under NCGS 143B-181.1(a) (11) and was devised as a "common funding stream" for a comprehensive and coordinated system of home and community based services for older adults. Learn more about the HCCBG.

The High Country AAA's regional service provider portfolio of services includes, but is not limited to: general and medical transportation, in-home aide, nutrition services, health promotion, respite, housing and home improvement, adult daycare, information and assistance, insurance counseling and legal services.


 Click here for a contact list of High Country Area Agency on Aging service providers (PDF).

COUNTY
AGENCY
DIRECTOR
NUMBER
EMAIL
Alleghany
Alleghany Council on Aging
Karon Edwards
(336) 372-4640
acoa7986@skybest.com
Ashe
Generations Ashe
Patricia Calloway
(336) 246-2461
patriciacalloway@generationsashe.org
Avery
Avery Senior Services
Philip Adams
(828) 733-8220
philip.adams@averycountync.gov
Mitchell
Mitchell Senior Center
Kathy Garland
(828) 688-3019
scdirect061@yahoo.com
Watauga
Watauga Project on Aging
Angie Boitnotte
(828) 265-8090
angie.boitnotte@watgov.org
Wilkes
BROC
Katelyn Pruitt
(336) 667-7174 
brockp@brocinc.com
Wilkes
Wilkes Senior Resources
Suzanne Hanlin
(336) 667-5281 
suzannehwsr@gmail.com
Wilkes
Ruby Pardue Adult Day Center
Jennifer Snider
(336) 667-2541
executivedirector@wilkesadultdaycare.org
Yancey
Yancey Community Center
Jackie Thomas
(828) 682-6011
jackie.thomas@yanceycountync.gov