Referrals

Criteria For Referral

To refer someone for aging services, please download and complete this form.  Email completed form to (lcortright@pittcoa.com) or fax (252-752-9365) the completed form to Lori Cortright, Director of Aging Services.

Home Delivered Meals Program

  • Community-dwelling adults 60 years of age and over who live in Pitt County.
  • At risk of malnutrition and/or food insecurity and/or inability to prepare food for themselves.
  • Adults recently discharged from hospital because of fall or injury, being at risk of falling again or readmission, may be eligible for short-term home-delivered meals program through the Council on Aging’s Nutrition Services Program through Vidant Community Benefits Grant.

 

Healthy Aging and Injury Prevention Program

  • Community-dwelling adults 55 years of age and over who live in Pitt County.
  • Has had falls, at risk for falls, or fearful of falling.

Possible issues (may include but not limited to):

    • Assistance obtaining bathroom safety equipment (e.g. tub bench, shower chair, elevated toilet seat).
    • Grab bars and/or stair hand railings installed (private payor through grant funding, or other resources).
    • Resources for a ramp or ramp repair.
    • Resources/assistance with accessibility issues (walker or wheelchair doesn’t fit in the bedroom or bathroom, etc.).

 

Information and Referral

  • People who need community aging resources (e.g. resources for caregivers, housing/long term care, nutritional supplements, Medicare counseling, home repair).

 

Aging Services

  • Assistance & referrals about local, regional, and national resources.
  • Medicare Counseling with questions about Medicare Part D, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, and original Medicare.
  • Healthy Aging & Injury Prevention through Home Safety and Falls Risk Assessments, assistance with minor home modifications & equipment.

 

Nutrition Services

  • Home Delivered Meals to adults over age 60, who are unable to prepare their own meal. These meals meet 1/3 RDA of vitamins and minerals.
  • Congregate lunches at five Senior Wellness Centers across Pitt County
  • Nutritional Supplements including Ensure, Glucerna, and Nepro sold at reduced prices.

 

Programs & Activities

  • Classes & Workshops
  • Health Screenings
  • Educational Programs & Resources
  • Day Trips & Overnight Trips

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Drivers to Deliver Meals
  • Instructors for Classes
  • Office Assistance
  • Building & Grounds Assistance

 

Ways to Donate

  • Make a tax-deductible donation online at www.pittcoa.com
  • Make a check payable to the Council on Aging
  • Choose the COA when you make purchases at AmazonSmile
  • Consider the COA as a planned giving recipient.