Welcome to Council On Aging of Buncombe County
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 navigating 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 help you make the right connections.
serves as a key instrument in making important and relevant resources known to county seniors, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. This Directory is a valuable community resource, providing information that is often not easily accessible. Agencies and community organizations working with older adults can also make extensive use of this updated directory, as it offers a quick and organized way to locate information and services.
The Senior Services Directory project was accomplished through a partnership of local organizations via the Community Awareness Committee of the Buncombe County Aging Coordinating Consortium (ACC), the advisory body to the County Commissioners on aging-related issues. Partners include representatives from:
CarePartners Health Services
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc.
United Way’s 2-1-1 of WNC
“My mother is 84 years old, and a regular participant at a senior dining site. She enjoys sharing a meal with friends, discussing the day’s news, learning new information and doing exercises to keep fit. Recently she had a serious episode with her heart and was hospitalized for two weeks. Her biggest fear during that time was not being able to return to the site and spend time with her group. I am sure her recovery at age 84 was greatly aided by this strong desire to get back to the program. She missed the daily contact with friends, the exercise and special programs they offer. She could not wait to get back, and so she did. Without the Senior Dining program and her motivation to return to it, I truly believe her recovery may not have had such a happy outcome. Thank you for being there for her.”