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A community where everyone has the opportunity to age successfully.

Established 1964

Promote the independence, dignity, and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy.

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 of Buncombe County can help you to make the right connections.

Support our work: Donate to the Council on Aging.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Our Office is closed to the public. We are available by phone at (828) 277-8288 to arrange consultations and provide services and support.
  • We are scheduling Medicare and ACA phone appointments.
  • CAPES (Caring for Aging People Education & Support) has a virtual option and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5-6:30pm via Zoom. See our Events page.
  • We are serving the homebound twice a month with deliveries of shelf-stable food items. 

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Upcoming Events

Register for a free, “Introduction to Medicare” class

  •  Wednesday, January 19, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm   (Webinar via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm   (Webinar via Zoom)
  •  Thursday, February 24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    (Webinar via Zoom)
  •  Friday, March 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  OLLI/Reuter Center, UNCA, 300 Campus View   Road, Asheville (in-person)

Learn more about our year in Acute COVID in our Annual Report for FY21 (July 1, 2020-June 30,2021) 

2020-2021 Annual Report

View our Annual Report from 2019-2020
2019-2020 Annual Report

Contact us directly with any questions!
(828) 277-8288 or info@coabc.org

AARP can connect you with additional resources and happenings focused on key age-related initiatives, health promotion and an array of possibilities! Check out what is happening at AARP NC in the Mountain Region:  www.aarp.org/mountainnc

Aging Services Directory

View our local Aging Services Directory online. This booklet contains local resources for Buncombe County residents on topics such as Adult Day Services, Caregiver Support, Food Support, Insurance, Health and Mental Health Services, and much more.

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Institutional Respite

Council on Aging caregiver specialists assist family care partners in planning and arranging for time away from their loved one in adult day and facility settings. Funds go toward these options to reduce cost burden on families and ensure the level of care required to support the care recipient. This short-term respite option is ideal for families who are unable to keep their loved one in the home while the care partner takes a break. Contact Jennie Pressley, Caregiver Specialist.

Call us today for help.
(828) 277-8288

Thank You, Sponsors

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Your Support Makes a Difference

Put a leaf on our donor tree and support over a dozen programs for seniors and their caregivers. Our programs need funding to continue and your contribution makes a difference! Support Us

2020-2021 Annual Report


“This service means a lot to me. It is very nice for you to do this for seniors and others. I am really grateful for the food I really thank you for it. Your kindness will never be forgotten.”
- Food Delivery Client

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