Individual support begins with a phone call to a Service Coordinator. Information about resources by phone may be enough or a visit from a Service Coordinator to your home for a more comprehensive look at services may be needed. Making informed decisions, whether for yourself or someone else, is the first step in aging with health and choice. Our direct services, such as Medicare and Affordable Care Act counseling, Senior Dining, Call A Ride, and caregiver support are here to make aging with choice possible. We work closely with many community partners to help older adults access services such as food assistance, major home repairs, transportation, and much more. We are focused on helping you find, and access, the services to meet your needs.
Seniors Safe at Home
Call A Ride: Provides volunteer transportation to seniors who can longer drive themselves and who cannot access public transportation. Read more...
Minor Home Repair: Provides assistance with home safety repair including installing grab bars, shower wands and hand railings.
Heat Relief: Older adults are among those most at risk during extreme heat events. We distribute limited quantities of fans and air conditioning units during
the summer months.
SNAP/EBT Food Assistance: The Council on Aging of Buncombe County can help you apply for SNAP/EBT food assistance. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and EBT is the Election Benefits Transfer card. Click here for information about the Buncombe County food assistance program. Click here for the United States Department of Agriculture's information about SNAP. Read more...
Information about caregiver support resources and respite services are provided through the Council on Aging and we encourage you to call us to receive information, support and services.