Senior Care

Durham’s seniors make up about 10 percent of our population; almost half of those people are living alone or are isolated.

Durham’s Invisible Asset

Learn more about how seniors are disconnected from the community, preventing Durham from living up to its full potential and limiting their knowledge of and access to resources.  Scroll to find out more.

Photos by Katie Brown




Learn how Senior Isolation impacts the Durham community, and how you can keep TABS on our neighbors to show you care.

One out of every ten people who live in Durham is a senior. Watch this video to find out what our seniors offer to our community, and how we can spread their knowledge, wisdom and guidance.

Reuben and Evelyn Ewert showcase the personalized music program, through Music and Memory. The program helps people with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other neurological diseases.

Reuben and Evelyn Ewert are interviewed by a reporter about how a personalized music program has changed their relationship. Evelyn has dementia, and her personalized music playlist has helped her become more responsive toward her family and caretakers.



Watch this news story on a personalized music playlist program starting in Durham, and learn how you can still donate to bring the program to thousands more seniors in our area. Thanks to WNCN for covering this story! 



Be a Guide

Be a guide for Durham’s seniors through A Helping Hand’s volunteer team.  Volunteers are essential to helping seniors and disabled adults live long, full lives.

Support Quality of Life

Volunteer with the Durham Center for Senior Life and help Durham’s seniors live full lives.  You can volunteer with several programs, including with Adult Day Health, as a telephone reassurance volunteer or as a volunteer ambassador.  Click on the link to see more volunteer opportunities.

Deliver a Meal

Deliver a meal to Durham seniors with Meals on Wheels. Do your part to reduce senior isolation.


Medical Counseling

Your donation will go to Senior PharmAssist, an organization which helps seniors better understand medications they’re taking and how to best afford them.

Support Caregivers

Your donation will go toward respite care, transportation, home assistance and companionship for seniors in Durham at A Helping Hand.

Improve Quality of Life

Your donation to the Durham Center for Senior Life will help pay for several activities at the center, including transportation, socialization activities, congregate meals and in-home respite care.

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  1. Elizabeth Poindexter

    Durham’s seniors make up about 10 percent of our population. How can we best serve our seniors, and what can we learn from that experience?

    Let’s start a conversation here.

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