Area Agency on Aging Brochure

Our Mission


It is the mission of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging to be responsive to the changing needs of older people, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community based system of supports and services.  To listen carefully, respect individual choice, promote independence and assist younger citizens in planning for their later years.

Our Vision 


The Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging will be Region E's leading source of information, options and services for individuals as they grow older.  We will achieve this goal by working with the region's older adults, persons with disabilities, families, services providers and community leaders to build livable and senior friendly communities that are prepared to meet the challenges of a growing aging population.

Area Agency on Aging


Our Services
  • Administer federal, state, and local funds to agencies serving older adults.


  • Serve as a primary resource for information and assistance.


  • Advocate for the needs of caregivers and older adults with media partners, legislators and the Senior Tar Heel Legislature.


  • Lead regional planning efforts to develop programs and resources to meet the increased needs of the growing number of older adults in our service area.


  • Provide education, training events, and presentations on aging topics for older adults, caregivers and professionals.


  • The Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights of residents living in nursing homes and adult care homes and advocates against Elder Abuse.


  • The Family Caregiver Support Program connects caregivers with community resources for education, support, and respite


  • Health Promotion Programs provides education for healthier life outcomes.


  • The Local Contact Agency Program is an effort to educate residents in nursing homes about their options to transition out of the facility and return to community living.


  • Reverse Mortgage Counseling is provided for older adults in our service area who are seeking a reverse mortgage loan or are just interested in learning more about their options.


  • The “Resource Directory for Older Adults” is a guide book published by our agency that is available to older adults, caregivers and service providers.

Region E Regional Aging Service Plan 2020-2024

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Upcoming Events

Region E Regional Aging Service Plan 2020-2024

Catawba Co. Aging Services Plan 2016-2020

Catawba County Aging Services Plan

Resource Directory for Older Adults

Resource Directory for Older Adults


The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.