As a caregiver, you may wonder how a senior center could help you. There are several ways.
- First, a senior center in North Carolina should be able to connect you with local services.
- Second, if your family member is able to get around and functions independently, a senior center might provide just the mental and social stimulation needed to prevent depression.
- And third, if you are an older adult yourself, you may find that senior centers offer many services and amenities that can help you stay healthy and emotionally fit.
The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services defines a multipurpose senior center as follows:
"A multipurpose senior center is a community facility where older adults come together for services and activities that reflect their skills and interests and respond to their diverse needs. Centers are a resource for the entire community, providing services and information on aging, and assisting family and friends who care for older persons. For older persons at risk of losing their self-sufficiency, senior centers are the entry point to an array of services that will help them maintain their independence. Any variety of services to individuals or groups may be accessed depending on local community circumstances. Persons of differing backgrounds share and learn from each other. Persons of all ages with all types of skills and interests are needed to perform vital roles and enhance the services and programs at the centers."
Senior Centers by County in NC
Senior Centers by Service Area in NC