All Congregate/Nutrition centers across the region are closed for at least the rest of this week. The situation will be reassessed at that time. Take-out options as well as home-delivered options vary per county. Senior center staff are making safety checks to older adults on a regular basis.
If you are in need of assistance, please call your local senior center for information or the Area Agency on Aging at (828)586-1962 x220.
Cherokee County - (828) 837-2467
Clay County - (828) 389-9271
Graham County - (828) 479-7977
Haywood County - (828) 356-2800
Jackson - (828) 586-5494
Macon - (828) 349-2058
Swain - (828) 488-3047
EBCI - (828) 497-4471
Mountain Projects - (828) 452-1447 or (828) 356 2800
Jackson County Department on Aging is collecting items from members of the community in order to make
to deliver to home bound seniors in need.
The national Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7/365 crisis counseling & emotional support continues to be available for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak. Call 1-800-985-5990 (press "2" for Spanish) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to access this service.
The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry is offering a “Hope Line” to provide a friendly ear to older adults experiencing social distancing, social isolation, or loneliness. Call 866.578.HOPE (866.578.4673).