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Status of Services as of Friday, May 15

The Council on Aging office is now open 9:00-4:00 each day for liquid nutrition pickups.  Otherwise, the office remains closed for walk-in clients.  Please call 828-692-4203 to speak to someone.

We continue to deliver frozen meals weekly to our Meals on Wheels clients.  Call the Meals on Wheels office at 828-692-6693 for more information.

The Sammy Williams Center congregate dining site remains closed.  Call the Sammy Williams Center at 828-692-3320 if you need food during this time.

The caregiver respite program continues to serve caregiver clients.  Call 828-692-4203 with any questions or complete the online referral form on the caregiver services page.

Our community resource coordinator will continue to take calls for information and assistance.  Call 828-692-4203 for assistance.

The Council on Aging Thrift Stores located in Hendersonville and Etowah are now open on Wednesdays through Fridays, 11:00-3:00 and Saturdays, 10:00-1:00.  Please check our Facebook pages at or for details.

Our utmost concern is for our senior clients and the volunteers and staff members that serve them. These emergency measures require extra funds beyond those currently available for food delivery during a time when our thrift stores are not operating to help fund our programs. If you would like to support us in our efforts to maintain our food delivery service, go to  Please write "for COVID-19 response" in the honor/memory box.

Thank you to our community members, local business partners, and volunteers for your continued dedication and support through this time.

We will continue to monitor the situation and receive daily guidance and updates from Meals on Wheels America, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, US Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, North Carolina Emergency Management and local public health agencies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 828-692-4203. We want to encourage everyone to take all the recommended steps to stay safe and healthy.