December 20, 2018

How has the Council on Aging made a positive difference in the lives of elderly citizens in Buncombe County?  A way to find out is to ask local seniors who receive services or support through the COABC. Recently, I interviewed James and Martha Hare, lifelong residents of the Fletcher community and grateful clients of the Council on Aging.   

James and Martha are a cheerful couple whose fa...

August 3, 2018

As a services coordinator for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, I have witnessed firsthand the dramatic difference socialization can make in the lives of senior citizens.  Just sharing a meal or a conversation with someone can enrich the life of an elderly adult, especially if they are homebound or have little family support.  Finding a consistent way to provide senior citizens this opportu...

Medicare is in the process of issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. The new card will no longer contain the person’s social security number, which will decrease the possibility of identity theft if the card is lost or stolen.  The new card will be sent automatically to every person on Medicare and there is NO charge for the new card. If someone calls or comes to your door sayin...