Senior Services

The mission of Avery Senior Services is to promote the well-being of Avery County's older adults by supporting services and activities which are intended to support their health and independence, enhance their dignity and encourage their involvement in and with the community.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 447
1655 Shultz Circle
Newland, NC 28657

Phone Number : (828)733-8220
Fax Number : (828)733-8279
averysc@averycountync.gov

Avery Senior Services is located at 165 Shultz Circle in Newland, NC near the pool complex.

HOURS OF OPERATIONS

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

OUR PROGRAMS

Congregate Nutrition

Lunch is served Monday Through Friday at 11:45am

Home Delivered Meals

A hot, nutritious, noontime meal is served Monday through Friday. Volunteers deliver meals on six routes. A smile and good lunch can do wonders in helping our homebound older adults remain at home.

Information & Referral

Our office maintains information and data on current aging issues. We assist older adults and their families in acquiring needed information whether directly or by referring them to the correct agency source.

Senior Center Activities

Available to anyone 60 years of age or older:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Excercise
  • Library
  • Greenhouse
  • Ceramics Classes
  • Computer Lab & Instruction
  • Shuffle Board
  • Bingo
  • Musical Programs
  • Quilting
  • Overnight trips
  • Day Trips
  • Health Promotion Activities
  • Income Tax Assistance
  • Medicare & Insurance Help
  • Surplus Food Distribution
  • Senior Games

Outreach

Efforts are ongoing to keep the community informed of services available and to contact those most in need.

Transportation

Available on a daily basis throughout Avery County [Also, Click Here For The Transportation Page] and other locations in order to transport clients to the Senior Center and to provide access to essential services such as doctors, clinics, grocery and pharmacy.

In-Home Aide Service

Many Times known as Chore Services, In-Home Aide is available on two levels:

  • Level I Service offers basic home maintenance by maintaining a clean, healthy living environment and assisting with shopping, cooking, correspondence, etc.
  • Level 2 Service provides basic personal care services such as bathing.

Respite Care

Available to provide relief to those caring for the elderly with long term care needs. An aide visits the home to provide help for primary caregivers by giving family members a few hours to run errands, to meet appointments, or to just relax.

Caregiver's Haven

A specialized adult day program of the Avery Senior Center for persons with memory loss from Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder. Caregiver's Haven is a small-group program in a comfortable, homelike setting where participants enjoy friendship and meaningful activities. Caregivers get time out for personal needs, etc. The program is therapeutic for participants and helps families keep their loved ones at home.

Volunteer Avery County

A branch of Avery Senior Services, Volunteer Avery County recruits and places volunteers with many agencies in Avery County which are youth, aging, or community oriented. VAC also specializes in obtaining resources for hard to meet needs.

Volunteer Avery County can be reached at: (828)737-0718 or (828)733-8220

Senior Center Volunteer Opportunities

  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Minor Home Repair
  • Kitchen Aide
  • Nutrition Site Custodial
  • Transportation Attendant
  • Friendly Visitor
  • In-Home Aide
  • Health Promotions
  • Grounds Beautifcation
  • Food Server
  • Caregiver's Haven

FUNDED BY

  • County of Avery
  • N.C. Home & Community Care Block Grant
  • Available Grants
  • Contributuions