Welcome to the Haywood Senior Resource Center

In November 2004, the Haywood Community Governing Council was awarded a $150,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a county-wide strategic plan. Subsequently, the Governing Council was awarded a $750,000 implementation grant from the Community Partnerships for Older Adults Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. There were only seven grantees nationwide.  The grant led to the creation of Haywood Community Connections which evolved into the Senior Resource Center. Its mission is “to provide services, learning opportunities and fun to seniors.”

 We strive to: 

  • Create a system that is responsive to not only the needs but also the preferences of our vulnerable, at-risk, older citizens;
  • Increase collaboration through partnership; 
  • Bring community members, businesses and government entities together to bring positive changes to our county; 
  • Empower and equip community leaders to meet needs in their communities through the provision of resources, tools and training;
  • Create an awareness of services and programs currently available;
  • Increase preparedness to address emerging needs and to capitalize upon opportunities to meet those needs;
  • Assist the long-term care and supportive services system in being more self-sufficient and less dependent on support from outside the community.

For more information or to volunteer to be a part of the Senior Resource Center, call 356-2800 or e-mail John Chicoine, manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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