Adult Resource & Education Center
Those 50+ can enjoy Gospel Music every Friday evening, fitness room, computer lab, billiard room, and classes in yoga, cooking, bridge, and more. Where fees apply, becoming a member may offer discounts. Monthly calendars are available upon request.
Those 60+ can enjoy fellowship, fun and creative activities, such as monthly birthday celebrations, Bingo, board games, word finds, and crafts at our four senior centers. Music and entertainment are always part of the scheduling with small local bands, choirs and entertaining speakers. Exercise is offered weekly, as well as monthly blood pressure checks. Health and social service programs are also scheduled, such as Medicare and Medicaid updates, services available to seniors, disease prevention information and good health awareness, just to name a few.
This program provides a nutritionally balanced meal for those 60+ at our four Senior Centers, Monday through Friday.
Meals-on-Wheels provides a nutritionally-balanced meal to homebound eligible persons 60+, Monday through Friday. Frozen meals are provided for participants where there is not a meal route, shelf stable meals are provided when the center is closed due to severe weather.
Regional Coordinated Area Transit System (RCATS) vans provide transportation for various activities to all senior centers, medical appointments, human service agencies, grocery stores, employment, and other public transportation needs. There is no charge for those 60+ and a small fare for those underage. Those on Medicaid are not charged for rides for Medicaid-eligible services. Call to schedule: Randolph County (336-629-7433); Montgomery County (910-572-3430).
Countywide Bingo is offered on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Asheboro Senior Center at 1:30 pm. Refreshments are served at 1:00pm. Transportation may be available through RCATS.
Adventures range from day trips to overseas excursions.
Senior Movie Day
Held on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at the beautiful Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro. Free admission to those 50+ includes a free soda and popcorn and the opportunity to win door prizes. There is no movie in January.
Our Place Adult Day Care
Our Place serves adults 18 and older who cannot or should not remain alone all day, who want to live at home, desire companionship or require help with daily living activities. Our Place offers a structured environment for stimulating their social, physical, and emotional needs. Participants may schedule to attend from two to five days per week. Contact Our Place to receive fee information and additional information.
Information & Options Counseling
I&OC Services are available to persons age 50+ or persons acting on their behalf. Medicare assistance is provided to those of any age. I&OC services are available Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm at the Adult REC and include: Senior Information Line serves as a “one-stop shopping place” for senior adult services over the telephone, through office visits and e-mail. Questions are answered and referrals to appropriate resources are given.
Available to help complete forms, read letters received, provide referrals, follow-up and advocacy activities on behalf of the older adult to ensure that needed assistance is received.
Available to assist in creating an Action Plan to help a person accomplish their goals. A follow-up call is given to ensure decisions and supports are to their satisfaction.
Family Caregiver Support Program
This program helps caregivers understand care options, research appropriate services, and develop a plan to help meet the needs of the care recipient. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week workshop that teaches family caregivers how to reduce the stress of caregiving. Caregiver Skills Class trains family caregivers how to physically help their loved one.
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program provides assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries in choosing and enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage Plan, applying for Extra Help or assisting with solving problems regarding their plans. Certified counselors also give guidance in selecting Medicare Supplements.
Assists with locating free or discounted prescription medication through pharmaceutical companies and help completing applications.
Senior Heat Relief Program
Fans are donated by local power companies and distributed to seniors 60+ or those on disability in need of heat relief. Limitations apply.
List consists of caring people who can provide company, assist with household chores, errands, etc. This is an option for someone needing in-home assistance and able to pay out of pocket.
The Seniors And Law Enforcement Together Council meets quarterly rotating between the four senior centers. Educational programs are presented on safety concerns and more.
A lawyer comes to Adult REC once a month to help those 60+ with advanced directives and other civil matters. Appointments required.
AARP Tax Preparation
Trained AARP Tax Aides help file income tax returns on Mondays and Saturdays from February through mid-April at no charge. Appointments required.