Ashley Chapel Community Center hosts information session with Aging Services

ROCKINGHAM – The Ashley Chapel Community Center held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 1 and invited staff from Richmond County Aging Services, Lirosia Wall and Sharon Morrison, who discussed energy assistance programs and household water, weatherization, home repairs and a host of services available. to the public.

They also provided information on several programs offered by the Richmond County Department of Social Services, such as Food and Nutrition, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), Water for Low Income Households (LIHWAP) and the Richmond Assistance Program (RAP). Aging Services has partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Moore County to help homeowners in need with free repairs.

Lirosia Wall, Senior Liaison with Aging Services, assists seniors with a host of services offered on-site at senior centers in Rockingham, East Rockingham and Ellerbe. “We will meet with you to help you in any way we can, including helping you with your applications or speaking up in your church or organization.”

Sharon Morrison, Senior Liaison Officer and Home Support Supervisor at Aging Services, shared information about the many social and recreational activities, programs and field trips offered at centers for people aged 55 and over, which are published in their monthly bulletin.

Community organization Ashley Chapel will continue to hold informational workshops with community resources for our citizens. Upcoming events include a free distribution of school supplies on August 25 at 6:00 p.m. and a second meeting at City Hall on September 15 to meet candidates for the upcoming county commissioner election. Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center located at 297 Mizpah Road in Rockingham. All are welcome.

Jill E. Washington