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All seniors welcome! We’ve moved Senior Day at the Chatham County Fair to the Council on Aging in Pittsboro!
November 5, 2017 from 4pm-6pm.
Please consider supporting our Chatham County seniors by sponsoring our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. The event will be held at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center at 365 Hwy 87 N, Pittsboro. For $10 guests will get to taste local chili creations, cornbread, dessert, drink and enjoy live music from The Unmentionables. AARP Local Chapter 5229 is hosting the fundraiser for the Council and all proceeds go to senior center operations.To enter your chili or sponsor our event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Come over after CORA Food Pantry’s Hunger Walk which starts and ends at the Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro campus.
The Council on Aging is excited to announce a Meals on Wheels fundraiser and silent auction with Chatham’s very own mandolin hero, Tony Williamson.
Williamson will be performing at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill (Chatham County) with his brother Gary, along with Nixon, Blevins and Gage (bluegrass) and Diali Keba Cissokho (a Griot Korist) for a special, local performance. Also, members of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble will perform.
Tickets Purchased at Eventbrite
$15 General Admission (Show time 6:30-8:30pm)
Ticket includes performance in auditorium with light dessert.
“I have a very personal interest in this project: not only is this going to be a fabulous evening of musical fun and a chance for me to enjoy the explosive talents of the other musicians on the schedule, this is going to bring our community together for an extremely worthy cause. The buzz on this is strong and I know we will have an amazing gathering. But even more importantly, everyone I know has benefitted from the wisdom and guidance of a senior citizen at some time or other, and for us to now give something back is an opportunity not to be missed!”—Tony Williamson
Net proceeds go to Meals on Wheels and other programs at the Chatham County Council on Aging, a non-profit organization serving Chatham seniors since 1974.
Pottery from local artists, quilts, gift certificates to restaurants, salons, gift baskets, vacation stays and much much more. Live on-line auction till May 21st at 8:30pm
ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Chatham County Council on Aging is accepting proposals for assisted group transportation for older adults in Chatham County for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. The Council on Aging contracts to provide transportation to the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City and Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro for activities and lunch as well as weekly trips to the grocery store and pharmacy.
The Council on Aging has about 75 clients on 8 routes that receive transportation. Funding for the program comes from several sources, including the State Department of Transportation, United Way of Chatham, local government, contributions and donations. Businesses submitting a proposal must have been in business and in compliance with all local, state and federal laws for three years. Businesses must show proof of liability and workers compensation insurance. Businesses must be familiar with the State Standards for Transportation under the Home and Community Care Block Grant.
Closing bid date is May 5, 2017 at 5 pm. For more information, contact Brett Moraes, Program Operations Manager, with the Council on Aging at 919-742-3975. The proposal must be received at P.O. Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or the Eastern Chatham Senior Center, 365 Highway 87 N Pittsboro, or via email to email@example.com. Chatham County Council on Aging reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive as an informality any immaterial irregularities or minor errors contained in a proposal.
Chatham County Council on Aging is accepting bids for in-home aide services for older adults in Chatham County for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. The Council on Aging has about 75 clients who receive Level II and III in-home aide services.
Funding for the program comes from several sources, including the State Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG), local government, other grants, contributions and donations. Businesses submitting bids must have been in operation and complied with all local, state and federal laws for at least three years, and have a working knowledge of State Rule 10A NCAC 13J and the HCCBG standards for in-home aide services covering such areas as aide competency, training and oversight, assessment and service planning, service priorities, and documentation and quality assurance. HCCBG funding requires adherence to the Expanded Home Care Licensure Rules.
Businesses must submit with the bid proof of liability and workers compensation insurance, proof of licensing by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation, and verification for appropriate criminal background and Nurse Aide certification policies. The specific aide services include personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Closing bid date is May 5, 2017 at 5 pm.
For more information, contact Brett Moraes, Program Operations Manager, with the Council on Aging at 919-742-3975. Bids must be received at P.O. Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or the Eastern Chatham Senior Center, 365 Highway 87 N Pittsboro, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chatham County Council on Aging reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive as an informality any immaterial irregularities or minor errors contained in a proposal.
Calling All Cake Bakers and Lovers
PITTSBORO– This year marks the 29th year of the Chatham County Council on Aging’s Cake Bake Off! The Council invites you to come out on Sunday, Feb. 12th, from 3-5pm to the East Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro (365 Highway 87 N) and enjoy the winning cakes, while supporting programs and services for older adults. For just $5 for adults and $3 for children, you can sample the winners along with milk or coffee. After the sampling, the remaining cakes will be auctioned off which means you can take one home with you just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Are you a baker? Register now! We are going to “mix” it up this year and offer 4 categories for our Chatham bakers. Choose from chocolate, cheesecake, fruit or veggie-based cakes for your entries and tasting! Cakes must be scratch made. Judging is based on originality, taste, texture, and overall appearance. After the judging, the public is invited to taste the winners and bid on others. Bakers who want to enter their favorite delicious cake should do so no later than Monday, Feb. 6th, by 5 pm. Drop off times will be the Friday and Saturday before the event. To enter your cake, contact Emily Foushee at email@example.com or Melanie Girard at 919-542-4512.
Prizes will be awarded. Don’t miss this tasty event! If you are a local business and want to sponsor this event, please call Melanie Girard 919-542-4512.
The Council will also be drawing the winner for its canoe raffle during the event. Tickets are still for sale for $5 each and are sold at each senior center location. All proceeds from the event and the raffle go to programs and services for Chatham seniors.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program opens for registration. Call 919-542-4512 ext. 225 and leave a message, someone will call you back to make the appointment details. This service is free and for the completion of simple tax returns.
Subaru owners come park your car and walk to the Pittsboro Christmas Parade! Come to the Council on Aging’s “Subaru Rodeo” for a pre-parade party for promotion of the Share the Love/Meals on Wheels campaign December 11th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Pittsboro Senior Center at 365 NC 87 N., Pittsboro.
Join us for some rodeo entertainment (rope tricks), hot chocolate and corn hole! We will be selling raffle tickets for a Mad River Canoe Journey 156 (donated by the Great Outdoor Provision Company, drawing in February) and a group photo at 2:30pm with your car. Johnson Subaru of Cary will also have a new car on display!
From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru sold or leased to one of Subaru’s charitable partners. Designate Meals on Wheels as your charity, so the Council can receive a portion of the benefit.