The Board of Directors hosted their  Annual Meeting July 24th. Thanks to all who attended to learn about Center operations.

The 2017-18 Annual Report is now available. You can get a copy at the center and on our website.

At the meeting, a few stats on NC and Rowan County’s Older adults were shared:

NC ranks 9th nationally, both in total population and in the # of adults age 65 and older

In 7 years, 1 in 5 North Carolinians will be age 65 and older (year 2025)

In the next 20 years in Rowan County, people age 65 and older will increase 92% while state growth will increase 76%

Today, Rowan County’s older adults, age 65 and older:

-10.5%  are living below 100% of poverty level
-27%  are living between 100-200% of poverty level
-26% are living alone
-40% have one or more disabilities
-Approx. 800 adults, age 60+, are responsible for children under age 18
-Adults age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s Disease in NC is expected to increase 31% in the next 7 yrs.

Something to think about as we work together to respond to the growing needs of Older Adults in our County.




Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Tuesday, July 24
5:30 PM Dinner Meeting

Please bring items to donate to our Food Pantry



Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year!
Music, Food and Fun!

This initiative of the Alzheimer’s Association brings awareness of caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

ADK Sorority is hosting a ROCK-A-THON all day!
Raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and take a shift “rocking” in a Rocking Chair to show your support!

Caregiver Resources available 9 am – 4 pm

Event Schedule:

7:45 am        Standing Outdoor Yoga

9:30 am-12    Trunk Treasures – Sell or Buy items out of your car trunk!
11-1 pm          Food Stand
1-3 pm           Yard Games (corn hole, chair volleyball, more)
4-7 pm           Classic Car Show and Food Stand

Live Music from the “Old Rockers” and others

Event is rain or shine, and will move indoors if needed.