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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  

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

Community Resource Guide for Seniors and Their Families


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 9 am-4 pm, 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.