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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)



Music In My Mind Orange County  

2016-17 Community Resource Guide

One-Stop-Shop Brochure - English 

One-Stop-Shop Brochure - ChineseThe phrase "OneStopShopBrochure-Chinese" written in Chinese characters.

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

Resources for Medical Providers


Call the Aging Helpline at (919) 968-2087 to talk to trained staff about any aging-related issue. You may also email us at 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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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 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".

Care Partner Respite Program: Respite care services for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Chinese Peer to Peer Caregiver Support Program: For more information call the Chinese Helpline or click here for a description in Chinese.

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Are you or a loved one facing a transition from independent living to a higher level of care? Trained Options Counselors are available to help you make a plan for these long-term care needs. Call the Information Helpline to make an appointment.

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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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The Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees conduct site visits at adult care homesfamily care homes, and nursing homes in Orange County.

You may also want to explore the following resources:

  1. a site that provides a wealth of long term care information.
  2. Assisted Living Comparison Experts: a searchable site that provides detailed information about assisted living residences in North Carolina.
  3. Nursing Home Compare: compare information about Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes throughout the country.
  4. Family Care Homes: a list of family care homes licensed by the State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services.

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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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