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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:

Aging Information Helpline
(919) 968-2087

Aging in Place Supports

Chinese & Spanish Language Helpline
     Chinese: (919) 259-0232
     Spanish: (919) 245 4279 x 1

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

OC CARES 

Transportation

Music In My Mind Orange County  

2016-17 Community Resource Guide

One-Stop-Shop Brochure - English 

One-Stop-Shop Brochure - Chinese

One-Stop-Shop Brochure - SpanishTodo Bajo un Mismo Techo Folleto

Resources for Medical Providers

Donate to the Aging in Place Fund

 


INFORMATION HELPLINE

Call the Aging Helpline at (919) 968-2087 to talk to trained staff about any aging-related issue. You may also email us at agingtransitions@orangecountync.gov. 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 AND SPANISH LANGUAGE HELPLINE

Call (919) 259-0232 to speak to our staff in Mandarin.
Call (919) 245-4279 x 1 to speak to our staff in Spanish.

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CAREGIVER SUPPORT

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".

Group Caregiver Respite Program: Respite care services for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias. This free program meets weekly at both senior centers with a capacity of 10 people at each site. 

Care Partner Respite Program - Passmore Center, Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Care Partner Respite Program - Seymour Center, Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For information about registration call the the Aging Helpline at 919-968-2087 or Lisa Meinert, BA, Caregiver Respite Program Coordinator, at (919) 245-4253.

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OPTIONS COUNSELING

Transition from your current home to a new one or a higher level of care.     Help make a plan for these changes, looking at cost, location and personal preferences/limitations.  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:

*Are you experienced in assisting older adults with a variety of services in their homes? Apply to be in our In-Home Directory by completing and returning both forms below (note: $15.00 background check fee):

Call the Information Helpline to learn more about any of these support 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), LIEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program), Adult Medicaid programs, and Medicare Counseling. Call the Information Helpline, (919) 968-2087, to see if you qualify for these programs.

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DONATIONS

Interested in making a tax deductible donation to the Aging Transitions Program?  Simply make out a check to the Orange County Department on Aging/Aging in Place fund.  Specific program preference can be noted on the Memo line of your check.