CSS Services for Seniors and Community
Services for the Johnston County community and it's seniors are listed below. If you cannot find what you are seeking, please call us at (919) 934-6066 and we will be glad to assist you in any way we can.
Assistance / Medical Transport
We provide information and /or assistance for clients with most situations, such as personal, social, health and economic concerns. If we are not able to provide the assistance you are looking for, usually we can assist you with finding someone who can. (more)
Golden Wishes Program
An annual program designed to spread joy among Johnston Co. seniors that may be home bound or ignored during the holiday season. One may Adopt, Sponsor, or Volunteer in this program. (more)
Health Education / Seminars
Stay informed of the lastes practices and technologies of the medical and aging advisors. We provide information in the forms of seminars and presentations by experienced professionals at least once a month at one of our centers. (more)
Helpful Links for the Aging
Discover many local and beyond resources and services for the aging such as NC Dept of Health and Human Services, Johnston Co. Special Need Registry, 3HC, and Alzheimer's of NC. (more)
Nutritional Support - Home Delivered Meals - Congregate Dining
We provide a nutritious lunch to eligible persons who are homebound and age 60+. To qualify, a person must be physically or mentally unable to prepare or otherwise obtain meals for themselves and have no responsible person willing or able to provide this service. An in-home assessment by a trained staff member is required to determine client eligibility.
This program allows recipients to remain in their own home continuing to live a life of independence and dignity. This service may be used short term to assist a person when just returning from the hospital, or, more long term when needed. Currently, we are only able to deliver within a five mile radius of a local senior activity center. Our senior activity centers are located in Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Benson, Princeton and Kenly.
Meals are delivered Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays and inclement weather. Meals are delivered by volunteers who bring more than food. They observe the home setting to ensure our client's safety and well-being. They also bring a warm smile and words of encouragement. For some recipients, this may be the only contact they have all day.
We are always looking for volunteers to deliver meals. If you can spare an hour a day once a week or more often, please give us a call at (P19) 934-6066.
Congregate Dining - Available at all 6 centers
We provide a nutritious lunch to eligible persons who are 60+ and are able to attend one of our Senior Dining Centers in Johnston County. Normal serving time is between 11:30 AM and 12:00 Noon. The 6 locations are below:
Benson Center for Active Aging
1204 N. Johnson St., Benson, NC
Clayton Center for Active Aging
303 Dairy Road, Clayton, NC
Harrison Center for Active Aging (Selma)
611 West Noble St., Selma, NC
Kenly Senior Dining Center
203 N. College St., Kenly
Princeton Senior Dining Center
412 W. Third St., Princeton, NC
Smithfield Senior Dining Center
606 Caswell St., Smithfield, NC
Medical Transport and Information Assistance ~ Call (919) 934-6066
We provide information and /or assistance for clients with most situations, such as personal, social, health and economic concerns. If we are not able to provide the assistance you are looking for, usually we can assist you with finding someone who can.
CSS collaborates with many other organizations, such as Johnston County Human Services, and JCATS to serve the needs of seniors. We make referrals for services to partnering agencies for clients as necessary, and help to coordinate medical trips for seniors aged 60 years and older, as well as transportation to our Senior Centers of Selma, Smithfield, and Clayton areas.
We provide rides for qualifying seniors, age 60 + for non-emergency medical appointments, such as:
Doctor, Dentist, Dialysis, Medical procedures, Physical therapy and more.
Transport vehicles are wheel chair assessable. Rides are available to the Clayton, Selma, and Smithfield Senior Centers and one should live within 5 miles of the Center where an established route already exists.
In-Home Aide ~ Call (919) 934-6066
In Home Care - Eligible clients receive a trained staff member to asist with light housekeeping and personal care. This service is contracted through a local Health Care Agency.
CSS collaborates with many other organizations, such as Johnston County Human Services, and JCATS to serve the needs of seniors. We make referrals for services to partnering agencies for clients as necessary, and help to coordinate medical trips for seniors aged 60 years and older, as well as transportation to our Senior Activity Centers of Selma, Smithfield, and Clayton areas.
Who Uses Home Health Care Services?
People of all ages; 65 and older, newborns, centenarians but mostly it's used for those ages 65 and older:
When discharged from a hospital or nursing home but need additional care
Those terminally ill and want to live their final days at home
Individuals with short-term health needs
Those needing assistance, due to age or disability, to remain at home
Who Uses Non-Medical Home Care Services?
People of all ages but mostly older adults who need some help to remain at home safely and independently:
Need some help with meal preparation
Need some help with bathing and dressing
Need some help with toileting and transferring
Need some help with transportation
Want companionship and company
Need some help with housecleaning and laundry
In-home care (aide) is not home health, and it offers:
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living and Personal Care such as feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulation and transferring
Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, such as light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, errands, meal preparation, medication reminders and companionship
Personal Assistant Services (PAS) which includes any hands-on assistance, incontinent care, and bathing
Companionship services which include social outings, playing cards, visiting and conversation, reading books, activities and hobbies, recreational activities and travel
Caregivers provide reminders to clients to take medication
Respite Care that gives caregivers a much-needed break