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Aging Projects, Inc. is expanding to assist aging in place & needs your help!

According to James Kelly, President & CEO of Aging Projects, Inc., “We have seen an increase in requests from individuals looking to age in place in their own homes in Western North Carolina. This includes individuals planning for retirement, retirees, local and distant family caregivers, friends and faith-based organizations. This follows the aging phenomenon that is occurring on the local, state and national level.” According to the National Institute on Aging, “America’s population 65-and-over is expected to double over the next three decades and life expectancy is projected to increase.” Individuals are seeking solutions to allow them to age in place.

Aging Projects, Inc. – History: Initially, the online resource directory was designed to assist individuals in the limited geographic area of Henderson County. It quickly became clear that many individuals outside of Henderson County had the same pressing questions. How can I age in place? What resources are available in my community to age in place? Do I have options to age in place? Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce that the online resource directory will be expanded in the second quarter of 2017 to include Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, and Polk Counties. We hope to complete this expansion by May 1, 2017. Plans to expand into Haywood and Madison Counties are under development.

How do I use the online resource directory? Visit and your browser will open to the national page. Click on the county of your choice where services are needed. Henderson County is now live. Buncombe, Transylvania and Polk Counties will be in the second quarter of 2017. The most commonly needed services and providers whose services are available in a limited geographic area are listed. Categories include: advocacy/case management, basic needs, care, financial/insurance, health, housing, legal/elder law, memory, mental health, nutrition/food, physical/mobility, safety/security, social needs, transportation and more. There are subcategories based on needs, subsidized and unsubsidized services, etc. Providers in all categories complete an application, undergo screening, and are required to update their information at least every six months.

Announcing Aging Projects, Inc., Fourth Annual “Aging in Place. It’s In Your Future.” National Conference, September 21, 2017. Our annual Fall conference features national, regional and local presenters on aging in place who offer engaging and informative workshops. Learn about providers, network, and research local resources in your community to age in place successfully. Take advantage of free health screenings, special exhibits, a prestigious national awards presentation, lunch, snacks, a raffle and so much more. Free of charge through sponsor support. Mark your calendar. Registration opens July 1, 2017. Visit and look for the registration stamp.

Four ways you can help

• Refer a business, or an individual, that can help someone age in place in your local community by visiting Click on provider services, learn how to join us, our criteria, and complete the application process.

• Host a “Church Partnership Outreach Program” in your community. Faith based organizations are invited to host or attend a program supporting aging in place in their local community. For established, expanding, and new church outreach programs, please contact

• Volunteer to assist at Aging Projects, Inc. events in your area. Contact

• Keep Aging Projects, Inc. in your annual gift-giving plans. Your generous support of this registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation will contribute to our aging in place initiatives. Send your tax-deductible donation to Aging Projects, Inc., P. O. Box 5043, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker