Ashe Services for Aging's Mission is to provide services, intergenerational activities, and opportunities to the elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home.

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Ashe Services for Aging Foundation, Inc.

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Ashe Services for Aging Foundation, Inc., established in August 2005, is committed to improving and enhancing the health and well-being of the elderly and disabled citizens of Ashe County. Specifically, the goal of the Foundation is to support the services and programs offered by Ashe Services for Aging.


Since 1977, Ashe Services for Aging has strived "to provide services and intergenerational activities, and opportunities to the elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home."


ASA's goal is to strengthen the physical, mental, social, and emotional health and well being of our older citizens through a variety of programs and services including:


  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Congregate Meals
  • CAP/DA and CAP/C Programs
  • In-Home Aide Services
  • Intergenerational Day Care
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Senior Center Activities
  • Information and Referral
  • Senior Housing


The functions of the Ashe Services for Aging Foundation are administered through a Board of Directors. No paid staff are employed, and the resources of the Foundation are applied directly to its Mission.

Mission Statement

To help sustain and expand services and programs offered by Ashe Services for Aging through advocacy and fundraising activities.


The Foundation will educate, cultivate, involve, and solicit support from the Ashe County community regarding the needs of our elderly and disabled citizens to assure continued and expanded access to vital services.


The Foundation will promote the wellness, respect, dignity, independence, humor, and safety of our elderly and disabled citizens.

Volunteer Opportunities

For persons who wish to help the Foundation, a variety of interesting tasks exist, requiring different kinds of skills:


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Project Planning
  • Community Networking


Donor Opportunities

Ashe Services for Aging Foundation, Inc. offers donors the opportunity to make significant and qualitative differences in the lives of individuals and families with assurance of the prudent management of resources directly applied to the care of elderly and disabled citizens in Ashe County.


The donor is also assured maximum allowable tax benefit. You can help accomplish the goals of the Foundation by providing a personal or corporate contribution, or by including the Foundation in your estate planning.


ASA Foundation Annual Campaigns

2005/2006 Refurbish exercise room in Senior Center/Restock agency's food pantry $15,000 $29,306.18
2006/2007 Refurbish agency kitchen/Restock food pantry $15,000 $26,271.02
2007/2008 Assist in the construction of a 55-bed assisted living facility with a 24-bed special care unit for individuals with Alzheimer's and Dementia $15,000 $30,901.96
2008/2009 Assist in furnishing the assisted living facility Alzheimer's unit with break resistant lamps, special window treatments and motion back chairs $40,000 $32,969.07
2009/2010 Provide needed items for Generations Intergenerational Daycare - new flooring, adult daycare bathroom renovation, Smart Board, sandbox, rubber floor tiles $30,000 $27,216.97
2010/2011 Help complete the Ashe Assisted Living project with items such as furnishings, kitchen equipment and other supplies for our residents. For a $2,000 donation, you can furnish one of the private bedrooms in our facility. $30,000 $37,722.45
2011/2012 To help fund our In-Home Aide Dept., which allows seniors to receive help with personal care needs, home management and essential errands, as they remain in the home. Funding sources have fallen short for these services and many are left unserved and waiting for care. $30,000 $18,432.00


2014-2015 Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Clay Church, Chair
Garner Blevins, Treasurer
Jane Banks
Richard Blackburn
Carl Hanlon
Terry Kimmer
Rick Price
Jak Reeves
Virginia Roberts
Barbara Roe
Linda Shumate
David VanHoy
Cathy Yates
*Ashe Services for Aging Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation established to generate financial resources to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Ashe County.

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