Downloadable PDF Resources

Henderson County Senior Services Directory for 2016 / 2017

Caregiver Resources Directory for Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties

Educational Resources

Self Determination
According to The Social Work Dictionary, self-determination can be defined as, "An ethical principle in social work that recognizes the rights and needs of clients to be free to make their own choices and decisions."

In this video, Trina Hill and Amanda Jeffries of Henderson County Department of Social Services, Adult Protection Services explain what self determination means and how it applies to older adults in North Carolina.

Related Resources

Mandatory Reporting in North Carolina

Community-Based Resources


If you have reason to expect elder abuse, contact Adult Protective Services at 828-697-5500.

Preventing Elder Abuse

Tax Assistance

Tax Relief Programs