The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization. Fifty years later we are still committed to our mission: to help older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.
Older Adults and Behavioral Health. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reported that approximately one in four older adults in the U.S. have a mental illness. This number is expected to double to 15 million by 2030. Additionally, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and NCOA, one in five older adults may be affected by combined alcohol and.
Get programs and best practices to better serve older adults in your community. Go. For Older Adults & Caregivers. Use our online tools and tips to stay healthy and economically secure. Go. For Advocates. Learn the latest in aging policy and see how to speak up for seniors in need. Go.
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths. Falls are also the most common cause of older adult traumatic brain injuries, accounting for over 46% of fatal falls. The nation spends $50 billion a year treating older adults for the effects of falls; Medicare and Medicaid pay for.
The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults offers a variety of home and community-based programs and services at no cost to eligible recipients. Each program is unique and offers services and/or volunteer opportunities which support our mission. Click here to view our brochure! The following.