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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COA Brochure

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

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Next Week (March 1-7) is 

National Consumer Protection Week

The Department of Justice, and

The Federal Trade Commission,

have teamed up to spread awareness of scams targeting older and Spanish speaking consumers.


For more information, please read this consumer tip sheet on recognizing, avoiding and reporting scams

Research shows that when consumers talk to a friend before they respond to a scam, they are less likely to fall prey to the scam

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AARP FREE TAX ASSISTANCE Begins February 1

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.

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