The Alexander Senior Center is a county organization which provides a focal point for aging resources, as well as opportunities to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for older adults in Alexander County.
The facility, programs and services are designed to provide opportunities for older adults to continue to remain active, to learn and to grow, and to use their talents and abilities.
Remaining active is a key ingredient to good mental and physical health. The old saying "use it or loose it" is very true. Those persons who continue to be active and remain involved with others will be healthier and less dependent on outside resources.
- Information and Case Assistance is available in the Center. There is a specially-trained staff person available to provide this service along with a computer data base of resources for such things as nutrition, transportation, employment, in-home services, adult day care, housing, health care providers, veteran's services and organizations, and volunteer opportunities, to name a few.
- SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program Medicare and health insurance counseling is available from trained volunteers. Whether you are new to Medicare or just need help understanding Medicare we have someone to assist you.
- Extra Help helps to pay your drug plan premium and reduces deductibles and drug co-pays. Someone here can fill the forms out for you.
- Supplement Insurance can help pay deductibles and the 20% that Medicare doesn’t cover. The center can provide information and rates to help make informed decisions.
- Tax Aid - Income Tax preparation is provided by AARP Tax Aide Counselors each year, during tax season.
- Legal Aid - Legal Aid of NC provides their services twice a year (typically in July and August based on funding). Their attorney will provide simple wills, power of attorney, living will, and health care power of attorney—all at no charge.
- Hearing Assistance - Best Value Hearing provides free hearing tests each Wednesday and the NC Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing works to provide free hearing aids to low income participants.
The Alexander Senior Center has been providing opportunities for the older adults in Alexander County to get together for better health and cultural, educational and recreational enrichment since October, 1992.
There are now two additional satellite centers in Alexander County. Opened in April of 2013, the Bethlehem site is located inside Mt. Pisgah Church on Hwy 127 in Bethlehem (across from the Dollar General) and is open Tuesday and Thursday for 8am to 5pm.
The Stony Point site opened in July of 2013 and is located inside Stony Point United Methodist Church at 311 Ruritan Park Road in Stony Point (across from Mack’s Pharmacy) and is open Mondays and Wednesdays.