Catawba County Council on Aging (Hickory, NC)


  • Name:Ms. Dianna-Lee Plover
  • Title:Program Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Catawba County Council on Aging
  • Address:PO Box 835
    Hickory, NC 28603
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8284641111
  • Main fax:8283288885

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  • Mission:
  • Catawba County Council on Aging is a non-profit organization which provides a focal point for aging resources, as well as, opportunities designed to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Catawba County's older adults.

  • Overview:
  • Catawba County Council on Aging, Inc. was incorporated as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a nonprofit human service agency. Providing a focal point for aging resources as well as opportunities designed to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Catawba County older adults, the Council on Aging is an essential leader in the field of aging resources.

    The Council on Aging is a pioneering community-based institution, in which neighbors are actively creating, testing and fine-tuning new solutions to the issues of later life. By ensuring that the local community remains a vibrant and welcoming home for people of all ages growth continues while society learns to accommodate the unprecedented demographic changes ahead. America is fast graying; life expectancy continues to increase, and the proportion of elders among us, to rise.

    Information and referral services are available by phone, on a walk-in basis, through a monthly newsletter, brochures, newspaper, radio, and television and by presenting educational programs to community groups. The Council on Aging operates the West Hickory Senior Center where older persons, as individuals or groups, come together for services and activities. Programs consist of a variety of activities such as education, creative arts, recreation, advocacy, leadership development, health, nutrition, and other services.

    The Council on Aging receives its funding through a grant under Title III of the Older Americans Act, a grant from Catawba County, a grant from the State of North Carolina (passed through the Western Piedmont Council of Government), several small foundations, personal donations, and fundraising.

  • History:
  • In 1976 a group of private citizens gathered in the city of Hickory in Catawba County and pondered their senior years. These Founding Directors, led by R. D. Buie, were inspired by Philip Shabecoff's New York Times article stating:

    "A quietly ticking social time bomb - America's rapidly aging population - is due to explode in 20 years or so with potentially revolutionary impact on the nation's economy."

    The Council on Aging fully incorporated in 1978 under the direction of Margie Abernethy, with the support of the Founding Directors, holding monthly meetings at the YMCA in Conover with its administrative offices housed at the First Baptist Church. Services at the time were limited to small social parties and volunteer outreach.

    Settling into its current residence in West Hickory in 1979, the new space allowed for the expansion of programs and increased social networking for the area aging. Over the next two decades a more comprehensive approach was implemented to meet the needs of the aging community by creating strategic alliances and expanding services to include in home services, legal seminars, the Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), nutrition programs as well as craft and sewing courses.

    In keeping pace with the health and fitness awareness of the late 1990's under the guidance of a new director, Mary Mode, the Council on Aging expanded programs in medication management, understanding Alzheimer's, Yoga and Tia Chi classes, sponsoring the Community Health and Information Fair for Older Adults, supporting the Senior Games and offering day travel to regional events.

    Today, the expansion of services back into the Conover and Newton area through the Neighbors Network program will bring the vision of the Council on Aging full circle.

  • Year established:1978
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:11
  • Advisory board size:12
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:51-0193746

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:510193746
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:400 17TH ST SW
  • Organization City:HICKORY
  • Organization State:NC
  • Organization Zip:28602-2353
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1976
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):153, 382, 575
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing for the aged (see also 382), Housing for the aged (see also 153), Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P81Z
  • Asset Amount:$103,148
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$191,644
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$191,644
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:48:47 am

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