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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.

Whether you know about the “silver tsunami”, or remember John F. Kennedy popularizing the saying “a rising tide lifts all boats”, the time is now to to help Council on Aging increase its strength to improve capacity in a shared effort to benefit us all as we embrace the rapid growth of our aging population.

With more than 75,000 adults age 60+ in Buncombe County today and in response to both economic crisis and projected trends in the care economy, we are asking you urgently for financial support. Council on Aging of Buncombe County stakeholders – staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors and grant funders -rose to the occasion during the pandemic.

Will YOU be an ally for us this year, in the wake of acute COVID, to advance our mission and the vision we have for a community where everyone has the opportunity to age successfully? 

Learn more about how to donate here.

Upcoming Events

Register for a free, “Introduction to Medicare” class

  • Friday, Dec 2 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Goodwill, 1616 Patton Ave. Asheville
 
  • 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

COVID-19 Updates

  • Our Office is now open to the public.
  • We have additional support for CARES Nutrition and CARES Caregiver services – call us to learn more about COVID relief, including respite, food programs, and more!
  • Most Senior Dining Sites are now open.
  • CAPES (Caring for Aging People Education & Support) has gone virtual 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. 

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.

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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