Advocacy

The following organizations provide support and assistance for specific interest groups.

AARP
Washington, DC: 1-888-687-2277
Raleigh, NC: 1-866-389-5650
www.aarp.org

The Adaptables, Inc.
Center for Independent Living
336-767-7060
www.theadaptables.com

The Arc of Forsyth County
The Enrichment Center
336-777-0076
www.enrichmentarc.org

Division of Health Service Regulation
Home Health and Health Care Complaints
1-800-624-3004
http://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/index.html

Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care
1-919-782-1530
http://www.forltc.org

Lupus Foundation of America
1-877-849-8271
http://www.lupus.org

Mayor’s Council of Persons with Disabilities
336-245-5678
www.ci.winston-salem.nc.us

Mental Health Association in Forsyth County
336-768-3880
www.triadmentalhealth.org

NAACP
Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Branch
336-767-3470
www.naacp.org

Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Area Agency on Aging
336-904-0300
www.ptrc.org

Senior Services, Inc.
Help Line
336-724-2040
www.seniorservicesinc.org

Winston-Salem State University
Grandparenting Program
336-725-8167
http://www.wssu.edu

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Q: What is The Senior Tar Heel Legislature?

A: The Senior Tar Heel Legislature provides information to senior citizens on the legislative issues being considered by the NC General Assembly.  There is one delegate to the Senior Tar Heel Legislature for every county in NC.  This delegate promotes community involvement and advocacy surrounding aging concerns in his or her area of residence.  The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for selecting the delegates in their region.  Please contact the Northwest Piedmont Regional Council Area Aging on Aging at 336-904-0300 for more information on this as well as other county advocacy positions.

Q: How do I contact my state and/or county officials?

A: The NC Department of the Secretary of State offers a “North Carolina Directory of State and County Officials.”  Please click here to access this directory.

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