Help-At-Home allows seniors in Craven, Pamlico, Carteret and Onslow counties in need of just a little bit of help at home to enjoy the independence of staying in their own homes. This fee-based service matches caregivers to senior clients and provides services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, medication...more about Help-At-Home Senior Care
Senior Lifestyles and Retirement in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC
The Leon Mann Jr. Senior Enrichment Center, operated by the Carteret County Senior Services Department, is a multi-purpose center for seniors age 50 and older. It is open weekdays from 8 AM until 5 PM and sponsors a senior dance on the first and third Friday of each month from 7:30 until 11...more about Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center
Meals-On-Wheels programs provide home delivery of hot meals, usually one a day, five days a week. The program is designed to help the elderly, shut-ins, those recuperating from surgery and disabled persons. Some systems require full payment for meals, some seek contributions and others operate entirely on donations. Contributions come from...more about Meals on Wheels
Carteret County has a year-round Senior Games program designed to keep residents age 50 and older healthy, active and involved. Local games are held each April and May, with registration in February. A year-round program leads up to the annual state Senior Games held in Raleigh in September. Competitions include tennis, golf, swimming,...more about Senior Games
The Senior Pharmacy Program assists seniors ages 60 and older in Craven, Jones, Pamlico, Onslow and Carteret counties, with costs for prescription medications. Those on Medicare are eligible; those on Medicaid, VA or having third-party coverage are not. An outreach of Catholic Charities, the program helps pay for prescriptions treating chronic...more about Senior Pharmacy Program
Administering the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, this office is open weekdays to provide information concerning Social Security guidelines and requirements. With several information windows and an electronic registry, the operation efficiency is vastly improved in the new building. Staff is prepared to see clients on a walk-in, first-come,...more about Social Security Office
Because of the proximity of several military bases and military hospitals, Carteret County is home to many veterans. The more than 9,000 veterans living on the Crystal Coast make up nearly one-fifth of the permanent population. There are numerous veterans' organizations in the area, and all welcome new members. The Carteret County Veterans' Service Office at 3710-B John Platt Drive in Morehead City (252) 728-8440, offers problem-solving services to veterans. The Carteret County Veterans Council, (252) 223-5056, is the coordinating body for member veterans' organizations of Carteret County, and meets at the Veterans' Service Office. The council sponsors the Morehead City Veterans Day Parade and Carteret County Memorial Day Ceremony and promotes exhibits and issues relevant to veterans.
The Morehead City VA Outpatient Clinic, (252) 240-2349, operated by the Durham VA Medical Center, is located at 5420 U.S. Highway 70 West in Morehead City. The clinic, which is open Monday through Friday, provides primary care, mental health, immunizations, dental and blood-drawing services by appointment to VA enrolled patients in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. Walk-in and emergency services are not available.
Other veterans' organizations in the area include Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2401, (252) 728-4390; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9960, (252) 393-8053 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 749, (252) 393-6178.