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Aging Services

Aging Transitions is a division of the Department on Aging that provides a variety of services and supports for older adults and their families as they face changing health needs, relocations, and other age-related issues.

Explore the menu below to learn more about Aging Transitions Services:


Information Helpline

(919) 968-2087

Aging in Place Supports

Chinese Language Helpline

(919) 259-0232

Long Term Care
Caregiver Support Programs One-Stop-Shop access to low-income services
Options Counseling SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance & Information Program) Counseling
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INFORMATION HELPLINE

 

Call the helpline at (919) 968-2087 to talk to trained staff about any aging-related issue. We try to find answers to all of your questions and link you to the services that you need. Helpline hours are 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

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CHINESE LANGUAGE HELPLINE

 

Call (919) 259-0232 to speak to our staff in Mandarin.

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CAREGIVER PROGRAMS

 

Caregiver Support Groups: For meeting times at the Seymour and Central Orange Senior Centers, call the Information Helpline or check out the Senior Times and search for "support groups".

Caregivers' Day Out Respite Program: This free program meets every Wednesday from 11am-4pm with a capacity of 10 people. For information about registration call the Information Helpline or Carolyn Jefferson, Caregiver Day Out Coordinator, at (919) 929-1742.

Chinese Peer to Peer Caregiver Support Program: For more information call the Chinese Helpline or click here for a description in Chinese.

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OPTIONS COUNSELING

 

Are you or a loved one facing a transition from independent living to a higher level of care? Trained Options Counselors are available to help you make a plan for these long-term care needs. Call the Information Helpline to make an appointment.

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AGING IN PLACE SUPPORTS

 

We offer a number of resources to help older adults live independently, safely, and comfortably in their homes and communities, such as:

Call the Information Helpline to learn more about any of these support services.

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LONG TERM CARE

 

The Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees conduct site visits at adult care homes, family care homes, and nursing homes in Orange County.

You may also want to explore the following resources:

  1. LongTermCare.gov: a site that provides a wealth of long term care information.
  2. Assisted Living Comparison Experts: a searchable site that provides detailed information about assisted living residences in North Carolina.
  3. Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare: compare information about Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes throughout the country.
  4. Family Care Homes: a list of family care homes licensed by the State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services.

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ONE STOP SHOP

 

Our Senior Centers are your One-Stop-Shop for a variety of financial aid services like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), energy assistance, and Medicaid programs. Call the Information Helpline to see if you qualify for these programs.

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SHIIP COUNSELING

 

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Our SHIIP volunteers help answer questions about Medicare plans, health insurance bills, and long-term care insurance.

To schedule an appointment in Chapel Hill call

(919) 968-2070 or in Hillsborough call (919) 245-2015.

 

To volunteer with SHIIP, call the Orange County SHIIP Coordinator at (919) 245-4274.

For more information visit www.ncshiip.com
or contact NC SHIIP 1-800-443-9354.

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