NC organizations offering Healthy Aging NC programs:
Since 1999 the mission of the CGEC has been to improve the health of North Carolina’s older adults by providing evidence-based and culturally competent geriatrics education and training, and enable health professionals to better serve the state’s increasingly diverse older adult populations. Our goals under the newly formed Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (2015 – 2018) include integrating geriatrics into primary care, promoting interprofessional education and bringing continuing education to communities across North Carolina.
Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina is a statewide movement that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray.
We work to help communities, schools and businesses make it easy for people to eat healthy food and be physically active. We also encourage individuals to think differently about what they eat and how much they move, and to make choices that will help them feel good and live better.
Eat Smart Move More NC Guide: Move More Walking Map Guide
Fall Prevention Coalitions in NC
Fall Prevention Coalitions around North Carolina bring together a variety of stakeholders with the shared mission of reducing falls and fall related injuries in their regions. Communication through coalitions increases coordination of effort, reduces overlap and provides a network of leadership working locally on matching issues.
High Country Regional Coalition (Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Allegheny, Wilkes counties)
Aging Services Coordinator
468 New Market Blvd.
Boone, NC 28607
828-265-5434 x 113
Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition (Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union counties)
Natalie Tunney, Aging Specialist
Centralina COG, Area Agency on Aging
9815 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28262
Toll Free: 800-508-5777
Eastern NC Falls Prevention Coalition
Mary Hall, Chair
Senior Services Prevention Coordinator
Vidant Medical Center
PO Box 6028
Greenville, NC 27835
Region A Health Promotion Coalition
Jeanne Mathews, Southwestern Area Agency on Aging
828-586-1962, x 217
Federally qualified health centers (FQHC) provide primary care services to traditionally underserved areas and populations regardless of ability to pay.
Past Miles for Wellness challenges have taken participants on virtual hikes across our state to experience the splendor of natural marvels. Part of the statewide Move More initiative, Miles for Wellness Challenge 18 will take us indoors to enjoy entertaining exhibits at several museums. Beginning on September 17 and continuing for eight weeks, Miles for Wellness Challenge 18: The Trail of Amusing Museums will highlight amusing and/or unusual aspects from one museum to the next.
NC4A’s primary mission is to build capacity and coordinate the activities of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in North Carolina. AAAs are charged with helping older adults and people with disabilities, along with their caregivers, live in their communities in the least restrictive environment with maximum dignity and independence for as long as possible.
Area Agencies on Aging are offices established through the Older Americans Act that serve to facilitate and support the development of programs to address the needs of older adults in a defined geographic region (see map) and support investment in their talents and interests. In N.C., AAAs are located within regional Councils of Government. These AAAs have functions in five basic areas: (1) advocacy; (2) planning; (3) program and resource development; (4) information brokerage; and (5) funds administration and quality assurance.
Through its partnerships with government agencies, social groups and Baptist churches, NCBAM serves to help aging adults 65+ maintain their independence in their own homes. The ministry’s “Priority #1: Prevention” outreach focuses on fall and fire prevention education and medication management programs. The NCBAM Call Center (877.506.2226) provides information and resources and can also refer specific needs to Baptist volunteers across the state. Call Center assistance (877.506.2226) is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am– 5:00 pm.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are non-residential, 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporations. They are consumer-controlled, community-based organizations that provide programs and services for people with all types of disabilities and their families. The goal of CILs is to promote and support opportunities for people with disabilities to fully participate in an integrated community and search for the possibilities to live as they choose. Because peer support is an integral part of Independent Living the majority of the staff and board of directors of every CIL are people with disabilities.
The North Carolina Council of Churches was founded in 1935 and is a statewide ecumenical organization promoting Christian unity and working towards a more just society. While the Council is itself overtly Christian, many of the committees and task groups are interfaith, including members from non-Christian faith communities. Several committees also include members of Christian denominations which are not part of the Council of Churches. Through this work, we live our motto: Strength in Unity, Peace through Justice.
Connect with support systems, classes and experts through local senior centers. To find a nearby senior center, contact the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services.
NC YMCA’s – Moving for Better Balance
Also, to find a Healthy Aging class at a YMCA near you, please visit NC Alliance of YMCA .