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Senior Services

CASWELL COUNTY

QUICK INFO

CONTACT 

Phone: (336) 694-7447 Ext. 1503

Fax: (336) 694-4857

Director: Jeannine Everidge,
E-mail: [email protected]
Physical Address: 649 Firetower Rd., Yanceyville, NC 27379
Hours:  M-F  8:00am – 5:00pm 

SERVICES

Caswell Senior Services is a one stop department for individuals 55 years and above.  The department is located in the Caswell County Senior Center which is often described by visitors as the “nicest Senior Center they have ever seen”.

DETAILS

What We Do

Caswell Senior Services is a one stop department for individuals 55 years and above.  The department is located in the Caswell County Senior Center which is often described by visitors as the “nicest Senior Center they have ever seen”.

Our mission is to “enrich the lives of Caswell Senior adults by responding to their diverse needs and interests.”  Our goals are to provide recreation and educational opportunities as well as fellowship for Caswell County citizens 55 plus years of age.  Some programs may have ages that vary, such as the nutrition programs which mandate that clients are 60+ years of age.

The Senior Center provides a variety of workshops, activities and events designed for seniors including exercise, health classes and screenings, medication management, Alzheimer’s information, painting classes as well as local and longer distance trips.  Caswell County seniors annually qualify to participate in the North Carolina Senior Games with locally hosted games at the Senior Center.  Onsite there is a fitness facility and computer room.   We strive to offer activities to interest everyone and continue to add new things to meet suggestions and requests.

Other clubs and groups call the Senior Center home including the Senior Clef Choir. The Choir meets weekly and performs regularly throughout the region at nursing homes, churches and events.

The Caswell Senior Center is the only congregate meal site in the county and is the hub of the Meals on Wheels program. Meals, catered by Golden Corral, are served onsite and delivered by volunteers to homes of housebound senior’s on weekdays.  Participants must be 60 + to participate in the meal program.  Volunteers can be any age and are always needed to help deliver the meals.

The Caregiver program provides information and support to those caring for individuals 60 and older.  A monthly support group, annual Health Fair and Candlelight Vigil in honor of individuals affected by Dementia are just a few of the services available. 

The Caswell Senior Center is a designated SHIIP site to assist with Medicare enrollment and insurance questions. Free Legal Services are available by appointment through North Carolina Legal Aid.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Can anyone rent the facility?

The facility is available to rent contingent upon availability of the site and staff supervision.  Interested parties should contact the Director for details regarding fees and conditions.

 

 

Do I need an appointment to talk to someone about services?

The center is open weekdays from 8 am – 5 pm.  Questions of a general nature such as the services we provide or a tour of the facility do not need an appointment.  Services such as SHIIP (Medicare or insurance counseling), the meal program or legal aid do require appointments as staff is limited and may not be present.

 

 

Do you have evening activities?

Our normal operating hours are weekdays, 8 am – 5 pm.  We host a card night twice a month and a weekly evening yoga class. Occasionally, special events are held in the evening, but access to the facility is generally limited to daytime activities.

 

 

Do you publish a list of activities that includes the classes and trips?

We print a monthly calendar that is available at the Senior Center on the first of each month. We also announce upcoming activities and classes in the Caswell Messenger. The newsletter is mailed to “Gadabout members” as part of their membership benefits.

 

 

I receive a pension and social security; can I still enroll in the meal program?

Participation in the meal program is not contingent on income.  Participants need only be over 60 years of age and reside in North Carolina.

 

 

Is there a fee to participate or join the Senior Center?

There is no fee to join and many of the activities are free including the fitness facility and use of the computer room.  There are fees for some activities, classes and trips to enable us to pay instructors or provide transportation.

There is a membership club called the “Gadabouts” open to all seniors 55+ for an annual fee of $10.00.  Members travel monthly on day trips and usually do one or two out of state trips per year. The newsletter is mailed to current members reach month.

 

 

My 45 year old disabled daughter would benefit from access to the exercise equipment. Can she use the facility?

Unfortunately no, regardless of circumstance, the minimum age requirement of 55 is in effect.

 

 

My father who is 87 is returning home from the hospital soon and would benefit from home delivered meals. How can we get that started?

Home delivered meals or Meals on Wheels are delivered throughout the county based on availability of funding and volunteers for delivery.  This service is not always immediately available and in that instance, participants are placed on a waiting list which is filled in the order of receipt.

Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment with the Nutrition Manager upon discharge from the hospital.

 

My wife is 51 years old; can she come to the center with me and use the facilities?

The minimum age for participation at the Senior Center is 55.  We appreciate that the community respects and supports that minimum age requirement.