Search Aging & Disability Services in Chatham and Orange Counties
The Orange County Department of Social Services shall meet with clients at their point of need to provide preventive, supportive, and restorative services delivered with competence and compassion while striving to protect vulnerable children, the at-risk elderly, persons with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged in our community. These services will enhance skills, broaden knowledge, and encourage self-sufficiency and independence.
Our senior centers are one-stop hubs for older adults to access services and programs through the Department on Aging. We offer an array of activities, special events, trips, classes, clubs, lifelong learning, recreation and drop-in programs. We provide information, counseling, and services to help individuals and their families navigate the medical, personal, and social transitions that may accompany aging.
Piedmont Health SeniorCare is a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Our mission is to promote and sustain the independence of seniors wishing to remain in the community. We provide seniors with comprehensive long-term health, social, medical and dietary care. Our program is a safe alternative to nursing home care.
We are a Christian non-profit designed to offer services to families who have a child or children with a special need(s). These services will take the form of support groups, workshops, family support activities, and medical advocacy.
The other component to our non-profit is community education. We will be visiting churches, schools and other various groups to educate on topics applicable to supporting families and children with a “special need”. Our goal is also to create awareness and growth in the community in the area of “special needs”.
The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill.
It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution. This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings.
Death is part of the normal cycle of life. UNC Hospice exists to support patients through this final phase of any illness. The program takes an integrated, team approach, while helping patients to manage their pain and other symptoms and live as fully and comfortably as possible. Services also benefit patients’ families as they prepare for loss while accepting new roles.
Alliance of Disability Advocates/ Center for Independent Living (Alliance) is committed to helping people with disabilities live independently and become productive, full participants in society. The entire staff and board, most of whom have disabilities, support people with disabilities in their efforts toward such life-affirming goals.
Independent Living assists eligible individuals with significant disabilities in obtaining services that:
- Provide an alternative to institutionalization, when possible.
- Improve functioning in the family, home and community.
- Assist in preparing a person for a vocational rehabilitation program.
Services may be provided directly, purchased, or coordinated through other community agencies. If Independent Living is unable to meet a person’s needs, that individual may be referred to other agencies for services as appropriate.
The mission of the Triangle J Area on Aging is to promote the highest level of well-being of older adults by partnering with community-based organizations to assess needs and provide a comprehensive system of opportunities, services and protective supports.
The North Carolina Reading Service (NCRS) is a non-profit information agency which operates 24 hours a day on an audio network of radio, television, cable and internet stream. NCRS disseminates current news, information and entertainment from the print media for people who are blind or have low vision or other physical and cognitive disabilities. NCRS loans out specially tuned receivers, free of charge, to those living in the broadcast area.