The Mission of the Chatham County Council on Aging is to promote independent living, and physical and mental wellness, through services, supports and activities for and with the population aged 60 and older.
We make it our duty to provide vital services to the older population of Chatham County. Our goals all intend to improve our participants' ability to live independently.
Contact us in Pittsboro at (919) 542-4512 and in Siler City at (919) 742-3975.
Our responsibilities within our community are to:
- Provide home-based services, including in-home aide personal care, Meals-on- Wheels or home-delivered meals, minor home repair and the loaning of mobility and assistive equipment, which enable older adults to remain living in their own homes and avoid premature and costly care in a facility.
- Provide health, wellness, nutrition, recreational, educational and social programs and activities at both senior centers, which are State-certified Centers of Excellence.
- Offer quality information and referral assistance, as well as options counseling to support older adults and caregivers in maintaining a high quality of life in the community and understanding what resources are available to help with this.
- Support family caregivers of older adults striving to remain living at home through respite, support groups, training and other means.
- Collaborate with other health and human services agencies, educational institutions, volunteers and professionals to extend health care access to under-served older adults throughout the County, including the provision of medical transportation.
- Raise awareness about the aging of Chatham 's growing population and encourage efforts to assure that Chatham remains an age-friendly community where there are opportunities for social and civic engagement, continuous learning, fitness, and an appreciation for the life accomplishments of older adults and their continuing contributions to the community.
- Advocate for older adults and their caregivers on a wide range of matters.