The Mission of the Madison County Department of Community Services is to mazimize the quality of life for older adults in our communities. Through our programs, we will promote dignity, self-esteem, self-determination and involvement in community life, to enable seniors to remain independent in their own homes and their own communities.
We are always pleased to have new faces join our team of dedicated meal delivery drivers. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday we bring home delivered meals to home bound Seniors across Madison County. Contact Angie Allison, (828) 649-2722 and sign up today! Or contact: Nancy Hogan (828) 251-7432
Madison County is home to approximately 21,000 people, with approximately 4,700 people over the age of 60. Madison County Department of Community Services provides the following services to older adults in the County:
Congregate Nutrition Program
There are eight Nutrition Sites in Madison County: Marshall, Mars Hill, Beech Glen, Upper Laurel, Center Community Center, Hot Springs, Spring Creek and Shelton Laurel. Lunch is provided daily (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) to adults 60 years of age and older at these sites. (See complete listing of sites and managers on the Nutrition Sites page)
Nutrition Sites are not only a place to get a hot meal, they are also a place for socialization. Older Adults may go on monthly shopping trips, sing, have parties, participate in health screenings and receive educational/nutritional information at these sites.
All Nutrition Sites have space for new participants. Contact the site manager in your community for more information.
Madison County has two Senior Centers which also house Nutrition Sites; Marshall Senior Center and Hot Springs Senior Center. Various activities, such as bingo, candy walks, nutrition/education training, picnics, trips, group and individual exercise, walking trails, etc. are also available at each Senior Center/Nutrition Site.
If you need transportation, you can also call the Madison County Transportation Authority at (828) 649-2219. Transportation vans will take you to and from the Nutrition Sites.
Home Delivered Meals
Lunch is also provided to homebound, elderly individuals 60 years of age and older. (Our agency requires a doctor’s statement and assessment in reference to the individual being homebound.) Caregivers may also qualify for a home delivered meal. For the Administrative contact for Congregate and/or Home Delivered Meal Program, also refer to the listing of sites on the Nutrition Sites page.
General and Medical Transportation
Madison County Transportation Authority (MCTA) operates Monday - Friday from 6:30am/4:30pm. MCTA provides daily transportation services to all citizens of Madison County. Medical and local shopping trips (groceries, pharmacy, etc.) may be arranged by contacting Tamara Huffman or Jill Peek with Madison County Transportation Authority at (828) 649-2219.
In-Home Services are provided to
help individuals 60 years of age
and older, stay home when they
are unable to care for themselves,
when there are no responsible
persons available to help them, or
when relatives need assistance in
providing care. Call Dee Heinmuller
MSW at (828) 649-2722 Ext. 303
for additional information.
Respite Care Services
Respite Care Services offer temporary, substitute support or living arrangements for individuals age 60 years of age and older. There are no age requirements for caregivers and there are no income guidelines for this program. Contact (828) 649-2722 for additional information.
CRC is a coordinated system of information and access for all people with disabilities, elders and family members seeking information and assistance about long-term services and supports in the community. Call (828) 649-2722 for additional information.