Vance County Aging Plan

The Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging is assisting Vance County Senior Center staff in developing its Vance County Aging Plan.

The Vance County Aging Plan Steering Committee is meeting to help guide the process of completing the strategic plan in your community. Planning is crucial for Successful Aging! Everyday nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers retire. Older adults are not only living longer, but living longer within their community. The aging population is changing. Our goal is to capture opportunities and challenges in the community that will ensure a successful and healthy transition for the “Silver Tsunami.”

We would appreciate the resident’s of Vance County to come together to help build a strong community for all. As Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging proceeds with this project we invite you to join us with ideas and suggestions.

We have created a survey to address your concerns in the county. Please feel free to take the survey! Click here to access and provide your insight to the aging issues in Vance.

November Is Family Caregiver Month

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed November to be Family Caregiver Month in North Carolina. This year’s theme is, “Caregiving Around the Clock.” Click on the link to see the Governor’s proclamation.

The Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging will hold a public forum on November 9th at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 South Garnett Street in Henderson at 11:00 a.m. The goal of the forum is to organize a monthly Caregiver Support group in Vance County. According to the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services, the population of older adults will increase within the next two decades.Caregiver Flyer

In Vance County, 19 percent of the total population is made up of individuals 65 and better. By 2036, it is projected that there will be a 69 percent growth within the 65 and older population. The objective we want to accomplish as a region is to prevent major crisis from occurring within the lives of caregivers and their loved ones. Media_Caregiver Month November  MEDIA_Caregiver