Community Resources

dorcas ministries logo
Dorcas Ministries provides compassionate assistance to area residents in need through emergency financial assistance, training, scholarships, food assistance and an affordable thrift shop.  Our goal is to help people become stable and self-sufficient.
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The mission of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is to engage the community in providing volunteer services to improve the lives of seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities.

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina logo
More than 170,000 people in North Carolina are affected by all forms of dementia and these numbers are expected to increase to 210,000 by the year 2025. That’s why we focus all of our efforts locally and we offer insight, compassionate support and assistance to those who are living with or caring for individuals throughout all stages and types of dementia.

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The mission of Guiding Lights is to be the comprehensive caregiver support center for family and professional caregiving. To assist family and professional caregivers to obtain relevant, timely, and comprehensive information from the premier caregiving organization nationwide.

affordable colleges careers working with the elderly
Courtesy of Affordable Colleges Online.

For most people, a desire to pursue a career working with the elderly is inspired by a personal, often familial, experience. With a growing elderly population, a career in aging offers plenty of job opportunities, in fields ranging from healthcare to personal finance. This guide explores various career paths in aging and highlights degrees that can take you there. Whether you’re a high school student considering college majors or a baby boomer changing careers, this guide can help you chart the right course.