Trust the Council on Aging (COA) to provide personal, caring support to manage the challenges of growing older. At COA you'll find referrals and advice. Whether you are learning the Medicare system, looking for services to help you stay healthy and independent at home, or need support in taking care of others, the Council on Aging can L.E.A.D. you to make the right connections. We will LISTEN to your needs, EDUCATE you about your options, ADVOCATE with you and on your behalf, and DEMONSTRATE how to navigate the services system, making it work for your needs. You will find information about our programs and services on this site or call us at 828-277-8288. We look forward to LEADING you to aging with choice.

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Community Resources:
Senior Services Directory
Who You Gonna Call? (aging services in Buncombe County)
LGBT Elder Resources
Buncombe County 2013 - 2017 Aging Plan - Final Report


COA, Land Of Sky Regional Council and the Leicester Community Center invite you to attend a Health Fair on Friday, April 24, 2015.

YMCA of WNC's Mobile Kitchen will be on site providing cooking demonstrations.  The Dental Bus will provide services from 8am-5pm and screenings from Mission Health, WNC Fall Prevention Coalition, YMCA of WNC and Back to Health wil be available from 9am-Noon (see flier for appointment information).

Leicester Community Center Health Fair and Dental Bus



AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the I.R.S, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Buncombe County Library System and the Council on Aging of Buncombe County will again offer free tax preparations for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income with special attention to those age 60 and older. This service will be available from February 1, 2015 through April 15, 2015. Both Federal and N.C. State tax returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

Tax aide sites, days and hours and what documents to bring.

This program was featured on Buncombe County TV, see the show here.


Support COA and preview the Asheville Outlets April 30, 2015.

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