The Chatham County Council on Aging is a non-profit organization that receives funds from the local, state, and federal government as well as provide donations to provide in-home services, nutrition, wellness programs, and transportation for persons 60 years of age or over who would be at-risk for illness, disease, or accidents. Some of the services provided are mandated under the Older Americans Act through funding received from the state.
The goal is to provide services in homes or in the community to prevent or delay seniors from being placed in nursing homes. The Council relies on the work of volunteers to provide many of its services for seniors, including a volunteer Board of Directors that provides governance and oversight. The Council has two senior centers, one in Pittsboro and one in Siler City. The Council also raises funds to support programs and facilities through special events, gifts and grants.
Members: The 16 members of the Council represent various agencies involved with senior citizens and volunteers from the community. At least 10 of them are age 60+. The current liaison from the Board of Commissioner is JIm Crawford.
Website for more information: http://www.chathamcouncilonaging.org/