Home Care Resources in Wilmington, NC
While home care allows people to safely remain in their own homes, it doesn’t mean they have to stay at home. Our caregivers can offer you the opportunity to enjoy some of the many events, activities, and great restaurants New Hanover County and Brunswick County have to offer.
Our caregivers can accompany you to medical appointments as well as to parks, libraries, church services, theaters, museums, or to participate in one of the many activities at our senior centers. They can take you out to Greenfield Lake, Long Leaf Park or Airlie Gardens during azalea season, or attend a local concert with you. Do you miss walking around a mall? A caregiver could also accompany you to Mayfaire, Independence Mall, or Lumina Station. Go for a stroll along the Cape Fear River or Carolina Beach boardwalk, enjoy a walk on the beach or take a stroll back in time aboard the Battleship North Carolina.
For those who wish to stay at home, you can ask a caregiver to bring the community to you by bringing you a meal from your favorite restaurant or library books about a new subject you’d like to learn.
Griswold Home Care is excited to be part of bringing a chapter of Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAPcommunity) to southeastern North Carolina, providing educational programs geared to adult children beginning September 2022. Events will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 PM at Temple Baptist Church Activities Center.
New Hanover County is blessed with an active senior center offering seniors volunteer opportunities, fitness and art classes, support groups, life enrichment, congregate lunches, home delivered meals and more.
Brunswick County has senior centers in Leland, Shallotte, Southport and Supply.
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (Formerly Alz NC)
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina supports individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through community education, family support, public awareness and support of research.
Cameron Art Museum is bringing back their Connections tours the second Monday of every month, These tours are geared for the safety and enjoyment of individuals in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Participants will be able to enjoy music in the galleries, optional hands-on-activities, and a calm environment while the museum is closed to the general public. The tours are free for pre-registered guests.
The SLNC-ABLS freely circulates thousands of books and magazines in large print, audio formats, or Braille to those who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual, physical or reading disability.
Memory kits are available to check out at our local libraries. These kits are filled with tools and resources for early stage, middle stage and late stage dementia. Our local libraries also have a number of audio books in different formats if reading has become difficult because of visual impairment.
Learn more about veteran benefits you may be eligible for by contacting the Wilmington Veterans Service Center at (910) 251-5704. They are located at 3205 Randall Parkway Suite 102, Wilmington, NC 28403.
WARM is a non-profit dedicated to completing safety-related home repairs and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties allowing these individuals to age in place with dignity. WARM was a recipient of the Jean Griswold Foundation grant in 2018.
Lifelong learning opportunities at UNCW for “seasoned learners 50+.”