Services and Organizations

Retirees and senior citizens in New Bern find their lives enriched and full thanks to numerous services and organizations geared toward their interests. Whether it's staying active with the community sponsored Craven County Senior Games or other daily programs through the parks and recreation department (shuffleboard, chess, basketball and lots more), a senior citizen's day can be as full or relaxing as he or she wants it to be. New Bern is also well equipped to help less active seniors with Meals on Wheels programs, assisted living, retirement communities and offices for social services.


233 Middle St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-3185

Mandated through the Older Americans Act, the State of North Carolina designated this agency to address the concerns and needs of the elder segment of the local population. Local citizens make up the regional council policy board. The agency is responsible for direct contracting with local providers in a nine-county area...more about Area Agency on Aging/Eastern Carolina Council

2818 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 636-4900

The Department of Social Services offers information and assistance to seniors concerning health, Medicare, Medicaid along with rest-home and nursing-home facilities. The department operates an in-home aide program, a Medicare transportation program and an Adult Home Specialist Service monitoring nursing homes. It also refers clients to other agencies and organizations for...more about Craven County Department of Social Services

811 George St.
New Bern, NC
(252) 638-1790

Handling services geared toward senior citizens of Craven County, this agency offers a variety of programs and activities at its three senior centers for residents ages 60 and older. Popular center pastimes include quilting, crafts, exercise programs, yoga, line-dancing. Self-help and supportive services provide health screenings and various enrichment classes in...more about Craven County Senior Services

2818 Neuse Blvd., Ste. 15
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 636-6611

The Veterans Service Office provides veterans and qualified dependents with information, assistance and problem-solving services regarding veterans' programs and benefits. The office also works to promote issues of relevance to veterans, including participation in the Memorial Day services....more about Craven County Veterans Service Office

804 U.S. Hwy. 70 E
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 672-9300

Help-At-Home allows seniors in Craven, Pamlico, Carteret and Onslow counties in need of just a little bit of help at home to enjoy the independence of staying in their own homes. This fee-based service matches caregivers to senior clients and provides services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, medication...more about Help-At-Home Senior Care

Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 241-1087

Meals-On-Wheels programs provide home delivery of hot meals, usually one a day, five days a week. The program is designed to help the elderly, shut-ins, those recuperating from surgery and disabled persons. Some systems require full payment for meals, some seek contributions and others operate entirely on donations. Contributions come from...more about Meals on Wheels

Craven County Recreation & Parks Department
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6606

Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts is a competition for ages 55 and better in the counties of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Greene, Lenior and Duplin. Competition is held in Olympic events, as well as, performing, literary , visual and heritage arts. Dates for the 2013 Senior Games are April 16-25....more about Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

248 Craven St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 639-2901

In addition to its regular programs (see our New Bern Parks and Recreation chapter for more information), the New Bern Parks & Recreation Department offers a number of special programs for seniors only, including dancing and exercise classes and a softball team. The department also hosts clubs devoted to special...more about New Bern Parks and Recreation Department

502 Middle St.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-3657

The Senior Pharmacy Program assists seniors ages 60 and older in Craven, Jones, Pamlico, Onslow and Carteret counties, with costs for prescription medications. Those on Medicare are eligible; those on Medicaid, VA or having third-party coverage are not. An outreach of Catholic Charities, the program helps pay for prescriptions treating chronic...more about Senior Pharmacy Program

1420 McCarthy Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
(888) 491-1885
(800) 772-1213

Administering the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, this office is open weekdays to provide information concerning Social Security guidelines and requirements. With several information windows and an electronic registry, the operation efficiency is vastly improved in the new building. Staff is prepared to see clients on a walk-in, first-come,...more about Social Security Office

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