The Council on Aging offers programs and services for anyone aged 60 or older, and those who care for them. Whether you are a young, active 62 year old or are struggling with the physical, financial or emotional challenges of aging, COA can help you age successfully. You can make a difference in the life of an older adult living in our community and improve your own aging process by participating in our work.
Help us advocate for local, state and federal policies and funding that support our efforts and improve the quality of life for older adults. Join our e-mail list to get up-to-the-minute information on pending legislation and other issues that you can affect by making calls, writing letters or attending events.
Volunteer to meet people, learn new skills and help your neighbors. Provide companionship and assistance to an older adult and make a new friend. Volunteers transport older adults who can no longer drive and cannot use public transportation to medical and other necessary appointments. Volunteers also help deliver prepackaged food, donated by Manna Food Bank, boxed by the Salvation Army, delivered once a month to the homebound elderly. We often get requests for various odd and interesting volunteer opportunities - babysit for a pet while someone is in the hospital, pick up food from local farmers and distribute to low income elderly, spend time with someone so a family member can get a break. And, we appreciate volunteer help with administrative needs here in the office as well.
Current Volunteer Needs:
|Adopt-A-Yard (lawn maintenance)|
|Minor Home Repair & Maintenance|
Download Volunteer Application and email/fax to
Dawn Sponseller - fax 828-277-8299
or call 828-277-8288 for more information.