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CONTACT:

Macon County Senior Services
108 Wayah Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: (828) 349-2058
Fax: (828) 369-0160
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OUR SERVICES:

  • Adult Daycare
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
  • Senior Protection Program
  • S.T.A.R.R. / Project Lifesaver
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Congregate Meals
  • In-Home Services
  • Emergency Overnight Respite
  • Caregiver Support
  • Senior Tarheel Card
  • Information and Assistance
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Senior Aide Job Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Classes
  • Activities

DIRECTIONS:

Directions to Macon County Senior Services/Community Resource Center
108 Wayah St (located in the old library)

From 441/64 E

  • Take exit ramp toward 441 Business / Franklin
  • Go .28 miles, turn right on Georgia RD
  • Go .53 miles, bear right on Wayah St.
  • Go 236 feet to a brick building on left

From 64 W

  • Take exit ramp toward Franklin/Clayton 441 S
  • Go .15 miles, turn right on Georgia RD
  • Go .7 miles, bear right on Wayah St.
  • Go 236 feet to a brick building on left

From Macon County Courthouse

  • Start at 5 W Main St going toward Macon Ave
  • Go .19 miles, turn left on Porter St
  • Go .45 miles, bear right at second traffic light onto Wayah St
  • Go .1 mile to brick building on right
 

department social services franklin highlands nantahala nc north carolinaMacon County • Department of Social Services
Senior Services

(828) 349-2058

Macon County Senior Services and the Community Resource Center is located at 108 Wayah Street in Franklin, NC. Senior Services offers a variety of programs to help the older adult maintain their independent lifestyle. The Community Resource Center is point of access for information in regards to the full range of services offered in the community. Staffed Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. To contact the Resource Center call 349-0211.

Who is eligible?
To find out if you are eligible to receive services, contact the office and a staff person will take a referral and do an assessment.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, SHIIP is available to help you answer your Medicare and Supplemental Insurance questions. Trained volunteers can provide you with information regarding claims, coverage, policy comparisons, paperwork and advise you what to do next. You may call Senior Services to make an appointment with a local volunteer or you can call the SHIIP hotline at 1-800-433-9354 or visit their website.

Care Connection Adult Daycare
Adult Daycare program designed to relieve the caregivers of adults with disabilities and our senior population to enable individuals to remain in their home. Staff provides daily activities, games, crafts, light exercises, and occasional field trips. * Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER LOCAL RADIO STATIONS WILL BROADCAST WHETHER WE WILL BE OPENING OR NOT.

Senior Protection Program:
A friendly daily phone call to check on the welfare of individuals that live alone and are at high risk.

S.T.A.R.R.(Search, Track, Assist, Respond and Rescue):
A computer identification registry for high-risk individuals in the county. This program gives emergency responders and law enforcement important information that will make their response to the person’s call more efficient and effective.

Care - Dependant Sheltering Registry:
A registry that identifies individuals in the county that may require special needs during a disaster. Check on this link to register: Care-Dependant Sheltering Registry

Project Lifesaver:
In cooperation with the Macon County's Sheriff's Office, screening for placement of a radio transmitter that can help aid in the location of individuals prone to wander.

Home Delivered Meals:
This program relies on the use of volunteers to deliver a hot lunch M-F to homebound seniors in Macon County. The meals are prepared by a local caterer in the Franklin and Highlands area. Anyone interested in applying for services needs to contact Senior Services. Due to the counties geography, it may not always be possible to deliver meals to some area of the county.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, LOCAL RADIO STATIONS WILL BROADCAST WHETHER MEALS WILL BE SERVED OR NOT.

Congregate Meals:
This program provides a hot lunch by reservation only. A local caterer prepares the food. In addition to a nutritionally balanced meal participants benefit from fellowship, exercise, and creative activities. Local transportation services may be available through the Macon Transit Services (828) 349-2222.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, LOCAL RADIO STATIONS WILL BROADCAST WHETHER MEALS WILL BE SERVED OR NOT.

In-Home Services:
Level I: light housekeeping, grocery pickup, medicine pickup, and assist with bill paying. Level II: Bathing, dressing. Respite for caregivers can be provided 3-4 hours 1-2 days a week. These services are provided by Certified Nursing Assistants.

Emergency Overnight Respite:
This program is a temporary overnight stay in a licensed facility for an adult who cannot be left alone. In some cases a sliding scale fee may be required.

Caregiver Support:
Here is a link for hands on help for family caregiving www.fullcirclecare.org.

There is a group meeting that offers support, education and community resources. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at the Senior Services building at 3:00. On-site respite is available for loved ones during the meetings.

Information and Assistance:
See Community Resource Center (link)

Volunteer Opportunities:
Deliver Home Delivered Meals, Serve meals to congregate participants, assist with activities in the Adult Daycare. Senior Services is a host site for the Senior Companion Program. This is a federal program administered by Mt. Projects located in Haywood County. Volunteers that meet the eligibility requirements will receive a stipend.

Senior Aide Job Opportunities:
Senior Services is a host agency site for the senior aide program. Seniors are employed through The State of Franklin located in Bryson City. For information on this program contact Senior Services at (828) 349-2058 or State of Franklin at (828) 488-3047.

Activities
A wide range of activities and classes are available Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm. All you need to do is call 349-2058 and sign-up for one or all of the monthly activities. See our monthly newsletter by clicking here.

Community Resource Center:
A single point of access for information and assistance on services offered in the county. The CRC serves young adults, families, people with disabilities and the older adult. Consumer-focused staff will provide an unbiased source of information and options, allowing the individual to choose from a wide range of programs. The CRC is  located at Senior Services, 108 Wayah Street, and is open Monday through Friday, 8-5. Contact CRC at (828) 349-0211. Services are available to people of all ages.

     
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