Alleghany Council on Aging
Alleghany Council on Aging (ACOA) offers a comprehensive array of services to older adults and their families. An over laying premise of our services are to allow persons to age successfully at home as an alternative to nursing home placement. The services are offered through cooperative funding, which includes federal, state, county, as well as various grants, donation, and fundraisers.
Board of Directors
N.C. Division of Aging
Title 3 of the older Americans Act Services
(60 years of age or older)
Senior Center Activities
Alleghany Wellness Center
Glade Creek Fire Department
Turkey Knob Community Building
Alleghany County Council on Aging, Inc. Provides a broad range of services designed to improve the quality of life for older adults by:
Contracted with Alleghany in Motion provides seniors a way to and from the Senior Center.
ACOA offer social connections to seniors at a stage in life where isolation is all too common.
The over sixty age group is the fastest growing population in the nation. Alleghany County and communities throughout North Carolina are experiencing increased numbers of senior residents. As a result of this dramatic growth, we must be ready to meet the challenges and to realize the opportunities of an aging population.
The demographics from the 60+ population in Alleghany County are most revealing. The single fact that now almost 1 in 3 persons in Alleghany are age 60 or over is most significant.
With the waves of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, coupled with longer life expectancy and people moving to the county, planning is and will remain crucial.
We look to the future with optimism as we face these challenges and prioritize our efforts. It is with the ongoing support of Alleghany County Government that we continue to have a measurable impact on older adults, their families, and their caregivers.