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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 54 AREA AGENCIES FOR SENIORS Triangle Area Agency Resources for Seniors AARP Most of us know that AARP is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping 55+ adults with daily matter such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse. What you may not realize is that nationwide AARP has a membership of nearly 38 million and that kind of influence; helps people strengthen their communities, fight for issues that matter to them and turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities. Member benefits are seemingly endless and include: discounts, insurance, financial information, health services, travel benefits, and more. For more information on AARP in the Triangle area go to: http://local.aarp.org/research-triangle-park- nc/ or for individual towns and cities information: http://local.aarp.org/nc/. Depart of Social Services Support for Aging Adults The mission at Durham County DSS-SAA is to partner with individuals, families and the community to help residents achieve physical, social, and financial well-being. Their goal is to see that every senior age 55 or older has access to quality services. Right now in Durham County alone 22% of the population is part of the Baby Boomer Generation and all baby boomers will reach retirement age within the next 10 years! Durham County Department of Social Services looks forward to a community where there is a collaborative approach to addressing the growing needs of the aging population. To contact Durham County DSS Support for Aging Adults go to: http://dconc.gov/government/ departments-f-z/social-services/strategic- priorities/support-for-aging-adults For Orange County Seniors: http://www. orangecountync.gov/departments/aging/index.php In Wake County: http://www.wakegov.com/ humanservices/social/senior_adult Public Health Departments Throughout the Triangle Region and the state of North Carolina, Health Department services have become a more broad-based health division capable of focusing on the overall health of men, women and children. These departments screen and treat everything from sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis to early detection and monitoring of problems like hypertension and diabetes. They also are instrumental in their communities for spearheading health promotion and wellness programs aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. The Durham County Department of Public Health is located at 414 East Main Street in Durham, NC, phone: (919) 560-7600 or visit the website at: http://www.dconc.gov/ government/departments-f-z/public-health. In Orange County the address is: 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC, Phone: (919) 245-2400, on the web at: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health/ index.php. For Wake County go to 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC, Phone (919) 250-3947, or visit them on the web at: http://www.wakegov.com/humanservices/Pages/default. aspx. Veteran's Services The mission of all Veterans Services is to provide effective counsel to veterans and/or their family members on veterans' benefits offered by the federal, state and local government. They also assist in the preparation of forms and the supporting documents necessary to file claims. In Durham, NC phone (919) 560-8387 or come to the Durham County Human Services Building at 414 East Main Street. Website: http://dconc.gov/government/ departments-f-z/veteran-services. If you live in Orange County come to the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC, phone (919) 245-2890 or visit the website: http:// www.orangecountync.gov/departments/social_services/ veteran_s_services.php. For veterans in the Raleigh area phone (919) 212-VETS or visit the office at 3000 Falstaff Road, Raleigh, NC, the website for Wake County is: http://www.wakegov.com/ veterans/Pages/default.aspx.

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