Ashley Chapel Community Center hosts Richmond County Aging Services

Lirosia Wall and Sharon Morrison of Richmond County Aging Services speak to community members at Ashley Chapel on August 2. Contributing photo

ROCKINGHAM – The Ashley Chapel Community Center held its monthly meeting on Tuesday August 2 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, Water for Low-Income Households and Richmond Assistance Program.

Aging Services has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills to help homeowners in need with free repairs.

Wall, Senior Liaison with Aging Services, assists seniors with a host of services offered on-site at the Rockingham, East Rockingham and Ellerbe Senior Centers.

“We’ll meet with you to help you in any way we can, including helping you with your applications or talking to your church or organization,” Wall said.

Sharon Morrison, senior liaison 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. more, which are published in their monthly newsletter.

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 Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. and a second town hall meeting on Sept. 15 to meet candidates for the upcoming county commissioner election.

Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Center located at 297 Mizpah Road in Rockingham. All are welcome.

Jill E. Washington