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In-Home Aide

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.

 

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.

 

CSS is proud to help fund Senior Games in Johnston County.

 

For more information about the games, contact:  Clayton Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey at 919-553-5777.

Senior Games

In 1983 N.C. Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years of age and better.

Today, there are over 60,000 participants in 53 Local Games programs that serve all 100 counties across the state.

Senior Games is a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit staying fit, while enjoying the company of friends, family, spectators, and volunteers.
 
All Johnston County residents ages 55 and over are eligible to participate. Clayton Parks & Recreation organizes and runs the games at venues all around the county. Athletic events include basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, cycling, bowling, bocce, golf, billiards, croquet, spin casting, swimming, tennis, and track and field.  
Arts events include heritage (quilting, knitting, needlework and more), literary (essays, poems, short stories and life experiences), visual (acrylics, drawing, photography and more) and performance (comedy, drama, vocal, dance and instrumental).

2013 Senior Games Summary in Video. Click to view.

 
 
Nutritious Meals Served Daily for Seniors 60 and above

We offer healthy, delicious lunches Monday through Friday at our dining centers across Johnston County. Stop by the center nearest you to pick up a current menu calendar.

Lunch is usually served at 11:30 at each of our Senior Centers and one must call ahead to assure a meal for you on the day you want to attend:

 

Benson 1204 N. Johnson St. (919) 894-2370

Clayton 303 Dairy Rd. (919) 553-4350

Kenly 203 N. College Ave. (919) 284-3392

Princeton 412 W. Third St. (919) 936-2184

Selma 611 W. Noble St. (919) 965-6478

Smithfield 606 Caswell St. (919) 934-8701

 

 

We provide educational talks, presentations, and seminars discussing health, exercise, food preparation and safety, and so much more on a regular basis throughout the year at our centers across the county. These are also occasionally held at our home office and other local public locations at no charge. These presentations are often led by professionals in and round the Johnston County area or by our local CSS staff.

Please keep an eye out for these offerings online at Our Centers page, and on printed calendar handouts from the individual centers.

 

Health & Education Seminars

Above: Lisa Levine, Program Director of Alzhemer's Association of NC, spoke at the annual Caregiver's Retreat on Alzheimers and dimentia. Her program was entitled "Learning to Laugh, Caring for the Demented"

 

Above: Dr. Renee Watson of Johnston Family Medicine and Medical Director of Gentiva Home Health spoke on "Wills and Power of Attorney"

Transportation Provided - Including Assistance in Medical Transport
 

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 order to qualify.

 

Please call your local Senior Center to make arrangements or to get more information:

     Benson 1204 N. Johnson St. (919) 894-2370
     Clayton 303 Dairy Rd. (919) 553-4350
     Kenly 203 N. College Ave. (919) 284-3392
     Princeton 412 W. Third St. (919) 936-2184
     Selma (Harrison Center)

          611 W. Noble St. (919) 965-6478
     Smithfield 606 Caswell St. (919) 934-8701

Click HERE to visit our Centers page.

 

Click HERE to visit the JCATS website.

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 and Clayton areas.

 

Call CSS today at (919) 934-6066.
 

Information & Assistance
 
 

Options Counseling

What is it?

 

►  Listening to expressed preferences, values and needs
►  Talking about options based on needs and preferences
►  Supporting an individual to make informed choices
►  Connecting the individual to services
►  Following up with the individual (status check-in)

 

Transitions are challenging and complicated to navigate. It is difficult to know what options are available in every unique situation. Community and Senior Services is now prepared to assist during these transitions with individualized Options Counseling. Persons who qualify will be able to participate in this person-centered, interactive, decision-supported process that aims to help individuals identify and understand their needs.

 

Options Counseling has multiple objectives.

It is designed to help individuals and their families make choices that fit well into their needs, goals and preferences while allowing for changes to be made over time. Individuals will gain a higher degree of independence and control in their daily lives, and ideally they will gain access to the services and supports that they need to make the best use of their resources over time.  


Contact Community and Senior Services at 919-934-6066 to see if Options Counseling could benefit you or a loved one.

 

 

Who can benefit from Options Counseling?

A person who is:

 

►  having increased difficulty managing household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping, but wants to remain at home
►  no longer driving due to chronic health condition and lives alone in an area without readily available public transportation
►  planning to retire and wants to discuss options to sustain health, wellness, and independence
►  trying to decide whether to move in with family, move to an apartment, or move to an assisted living facility
►  returning home from a rehabilitation center following a spinal cord injury
►  relocating and exploring available housing and other support options
►  supporting an adult with a disability, and wants to make plans in the event of being unable to continue providing care
►  unsure on how to begin planning for future personal and family needs after a recent diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
►  concerned about the well-being planning of an aging parent living alone and making contact on behalf of the parent to learn about available supports

 

 

Contact Community and Senior Services at 919-934-6066 to see if Options Counseling could benefit you or a loved one.


 

 

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