McDowell County Senior Center

About Us Marion

What We Do

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 The McDowell Senior Center in Marion and the A.C.“Bud” Hogan Community  Center in Old Fort are the designated focal point on aging service  providers where senior adults come together for a variety of activities,  programs and services. The senior centers promotes community awareness  of the needs and talents of senior citizens by providing the  opportunities to make new friends and renew old friendships, improve  physical fitness, learn new skills, get information and advice, develop  creatively, volunteer in a variety of different areas and have lunch  with friends. 

 

WELLNESS PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

HEALTH SCREENINGS-

 Blood  Pressure Checks are held monthly at both centers. Flu Immunization  Clinics are held each fall. There is also an annual community senior  health fair where a variety of health clinics are offered.

EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES- 

Both  centers have exercise rooms providing a variety of equipment including  Nu-Step machines, exercise bikes, treadmills and strength training  machines. In addition there are fitness classes for all levels of  abilities including chair exercise, balance and coordination exercise  classes and dance programs.

SENIOR GAMES-

Year-round  fitness program designed around athletic competition with the local  games held each spring and state finals each fall with a national  competition every two years. Some events include walking, golf, table  tennis, swimming, shuffleboard, horseshoes, football throws, basketball  shooting, track & field events, bocce, spin casting, bowling and  more.

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES INCLUDE:

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(TITLE V) EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM- Participation in Title V program provides older, low income seniors paid work experience.

SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program- 

Volunteers  trained by the North Carolina Department of Insurance assist seniors  with Medicare Supplements & with Medicare Part D.

LEGAL AID- 

Legal  Aid of North Carolina will prepare simple wills, power of attorney,  living wills for senior citizens by appointment. Free to persons 60+  years of age. Call 659-0821 for more information.

VETERAN’S SERVICES- 

A  County Veteran Services Representative is located at the McDowell  Senior Center Phone to assist veterans and their families. Appointments  are requested.

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE- 

Call the Center for information about services for older adults provided through the Senior Center and other sources of assistance.

OPERATION FAN/HEAT RELIEF- 

May  –September- Fans provided by local energy providers are distributed to  seniors who have an existing home situation that presents a threat to  the person’s health and well being.

INCOME TAX PREPARATION- 

February through April there are volunteers at the McDowell Senior Center helping prepare tax returns at no cost.

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SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SENIOR CENTERS INCLUDE 


CONGREGATE MEALS- 

Provides  nutritious meals at two congregate sites (5 days per week). Meals are  prepared in our own kitchen. Educational programs are provided on  health, safety, Medicare, Medicaid, crime prevention and  nutrition. There are various entertainment programs, games and  parties.  

HOME DELIVERED MEALS- 

 Provides a  nutritionally balanced meal Monday through Friday to medically home  bound persons. Meals are prepared in our kitchen and delivered by  volunteers on 14 routes in the county.

IN-HOME AIDE SERVICE- 

 Aides  assist functionally impaired older persons with essential home  management, personal care and/or supervision necessary to enable the  older adult to remain at home as long as possible.

TRANSPORTATION- 

 Agency  vehicles provide daily transportation to the McDowell Senior Center in Marion and the A.C.“Bud”Hogan Community Center in Old Fort. Shopping for  groceries, medicine, paying bills and other services are available. Trips for recreation, social, educational, and other needs  are scheduled. Medical transportation is provided by appointment.

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About Us Old Fort

What We Do

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 The McDowell Senior Center in Marion and the A.C.“Bud” Hogan Community  Center in Old Fort are the designated focal point on aging service  providers where senior adults come together for a variety of activities,  programs and services. The senior centers promotes community awareness  of the needs and talents of senior citizens by providing the  opportunities to make new friends and renew old friendships, improve  physical fitness, learn new skills, get information and advice, develop  creatively, volunteer in a variety of different areas and have lunch  with friends. 

 

WELLNESS PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

HEALTH SCREENINGS-

 Blood  Pressure Checks are held monthly at both centers. Flu Immunization  Clinics are held each fall. There is also an annual community senior  health fair where a variety of health clinics are offered.

EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES- 

Both  centers have exercise rooms providing a variety of equipment including  Nu-Step machines, exercise bikes, treadmills and strength training  machines. In addition there are fitness classes for all levels of  abilities including chair exercise, balance and coordination exercise  classes and dance programs.

SENIOR GAMES-

Year-round  fitness program designed around athletic competition with the local  games held each spring and state finals each fall with a national  competition every two years. Some events include walking, golf, table  tennis, swimming, shuffleboard, horseshoes, football throws, basketball  shooting, track & field events, bocce, spin casting, bowling and  more.

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES INCLUDE:

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(TITLE V) EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM- Participation in Title V program provides older, low income seniors paid work experience.

SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program- 

Volunteers  trained by the North Carolina Department of Insurance assist seniors  with Medicare Supplements & with Medicare Part D.

LEGAL AID- 

Legal  Aid of North Carolina will prepare simple wills, power of attorney,  living wills for senior citizens by appointment. Free to persons 60+  years of age. Call 659-0821 for more information.

VETERAN’S SERVICES- 

A  County Veteran Services Representative is located at the McDowell  Senior Center Phone to assist veterans and their families. Appointments  are requested.

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE- 

Call the Center for information about services for older adults provided through the Senior Center and other sources of assistance.

OPERATION FAN/HEAT RELIEF- 

May  –September- Fans provided by local energy providers are distributed to  seniors who have an existing home situation that presents a threat to  the person’s health and well being.

INCOME TAX PREPARATION- 

February through April there are volunteers at the McDowell Senior Center helping prepare tax returns at no cost.

Who We Are

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SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SENIOR CENTERS INCLUDE 


CONGREGATE MEALS- 

Provides  nutritious meals at two congregate sites (5 days per week). Meals are  prepared in our own kitchen. Educational programs are provided on  health, safety, Medicare, Medicaid, crime prevention and  nutrition. There are various entertainment programs, games and  parties.  

HOME DELIVERED MEALS- 

 Provides a  nutritionally balanced meal Monday through Friday to medically home  bound persons. Meals are prepared in our kitchen and delivered by  volunteers on 14 routes in the county.

IN-HOME AIDE SERVICE- 

 Aides  assist functionally impaired older persons with essential home  management, personal care and/or supervision necessary to enable the  older adult to remain at home as long as possible.

TRANSPORTATION- 

 Agency  vehicles provide daily transportation to the McDowell Senior Center in Marion and the A.C.“Bud”Hogan Community Center in Old Fort. Shopping for  groceries, medicine, paying bills and other services are available. Trips for recreation, social, educational, and other needs  are scheduled. Medical transportation is provided by appointment.

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Veterans Services

What We Do

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   Veterans Services 

  • Duty to Assist & Claims Development 
  • Non Service-Connected Disability Pension 
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) 
  • Death Pension 
  • EVR, Deductible Medical Expenses 
  • Burial Benefits 
  • VA Medical Care 
  • Loan Guaranty 
  • Insurance 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

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  •  Vocational Rehabilitation 
  • Veterans' Education Assistance 
  • Dependents' Education Assistance 
  • Debt Management 
  • Waivers and Offers of Compromises 
  • Appellate Processes 
  • Discharge Reviews 
  • Correction of Military Records 
  • Special Benefits 
  • North Carolina Benefits 

Schedule An Appointment

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday  8:00 AM till 4:00 PM 

by APPOINTMENT ONLY Doug Gouge 828-659-0833  (Voice) 828-652-8723  (Fax) 

To Make an appointment please call 828-659-0821 


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