Madison County has one Senior Center , Marshall Senior Center and seven Nutrition Sites: Mars Hill, Beech Glen, Upper laurel, Shelton Laurel, Center Community Center, Hot Springs and Spring Creek. Various activities, such as bingo, nutrition/education training, picnics, trips, group and individual exercise, walking trails, etc. are also available at each Senior Center/Nutrition Site. .
Respite Care Services
Respite Care Services offer temporary, substitute support or living arrangements for individuals age 60 years of age and older. There are no age requirements for caregivers and there are no income guidelines for this program. Contact Land of Sky (828)251-6622 for additional information.
In-Home Services are provided to help individuals 60 years of age and older, stay home when they are unable to care for themselves, when there are no responsible persons available to help them, or when relatives need assistance in providing care. Call Edwina Craig, IHA Supervisor at (828) 649-2722 for additional information.
Exercise and Fitness The Marshall Senior Center has exercise equipment for senior's 60+ to use FREE of charge. Drop-in: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Spring Creek and Hot Springs have exercise equipment for senior's 60+ to use FREE of charge. Drop-in: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-1pm.
Legal Information Legal Advice for Senior's of Madison County is provided by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Please call 866-219-5262 if you are in need of legal assistance.
Support Groups for Caregivers Dial 211 to speak to a live person for free.
Home Repair/Modification Community Housing Coalition of Madison County: (828) 649-1200 Madison County Habitat for Humanity (HFH): (828) 649-1146 NC Independent Living Rehabilitation Program: (877) 832-3832
Housing Assistance Marshall Housing Authority: (828) 649-2545 Hot Springs Housing Authority: (828) 622-3237 Mars Hill Housing Authority: (828) 689-4531
Veterans Services: Madison County Veterans Service Office provides a personalized service to veterans and their dependents in obtaining VA benefits. All services are provided without charge by VA Accredited Representatives. Examples of assistance, include filing for: Compensation for service-connected disabilities;
Pension for non-service connected disabilities; Compensation to dependents for service-connected deaths; Pension to dependents for non-service-connected deaths; Burial benefits; Federal grave markers. Call or email Edwina Craig, State Accredited Veterans Service Officer at (828) 649-2722 for an appointment. The VSO is located at the Marshall Senior Center, 462 Long Branch Road, Marshall, NC 28753.
Food Dispersement Programs: Beacon of Hope: 828-649-3470 Neighbors in Need: 828-649-3622 Salvation Army: 828-662-3355 The Lord's Harvest: 828-680-1088
Reverse Mortgage Counseling OnTrack of Western North Carolina. OnTrack of WNC is a private non-profit, community-supported, United Way agency that provides Reverse Mortgage Counseling, to individuals who live in Madison County. Call them at: (828) 255-5166 or 1-800-737-5485.
SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program: is the consumer information division of the NC Department of Insurance that assists individuals with Medicare, Medicare Part D (prescription drug assistance), Medicare Advantage, and long-term care insurance questions. Their mission is to provide free, unbiased, and factual health insurance information. Contact a SHIIP Volunteer at (828) 398-7700 for information and/or help with these issues.
CRC is a coordinated system of information and access for all people with disabilities, elders and family members seeking information and assistance about long-term services and supports in the community. Call (828) 649-2722 for additional information.