The Iredell Council on Aging is a private, not-for-profit agency devoted to improving the quality of life and maintaining independent living for Iredell’s older adults, 60 and older. There is no set fee for services, but clients are encouraged to make a contribution based on their income.
Funding for the COA comes from several sources. The Older Americans’ Act, passed in 1965, allots federal tax dollars to each state for various services. Local funds from Iredell County, Town of Mooresville, City of Statesville, support from United Way of Iredell County, agency fundraising, contributions from participants and business provide revenue.
There is no charge for services, but participants are encouraged to make cost-sharing contributions to the COA based on their income. The two senior centers have some fees. All contributions go back into the services or programs. Requests for services can be made by individuals, family members, doctors, home health agencies, hospitals, and extended care facilities.