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Wilkes Community Resources: Adult Services

Adult Day Care - Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Health Care Center

Adult Enrichment Services of Wilkes is a non-profit organization doing business as The Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center. Serves older adults who might have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease or stroke. Middle aged adults who might have a psychiatric illness, or injuries from an accident. Young adults who might have cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, or accident related injuries. Services provided are; Loving care, Safety, Medical Care, Personal care, Toileting, Bathing, shampooing, physical and other therapies, socialization, not isolation, meaningful activates, hot, nutritious, meals, special diets Scholarships available for individuals that may not be able to pay the full cost of care.

1915 West Park Dr.

Suite 200

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 667-2541

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Appalachian Senior Programs-Foster Grandparent Program

Volunteers age 60+ are assigned 1-3 special needs children and assist in any area where a child needs help. Volunteers serve 20 hrs. per wk and receive $2.50 per hour as reimbursement for travel and meals.


PO Box 50


Jefferson, NC 28694




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Home Care of WRMC

Birth to death. Provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, and home health aide.

1907 West Park Drive

North Wilkesboro, NC 28695

(336) 903-7700

Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions serve older adults with special needs, especially older persons living in their own homes, in order to prevent and delay the need for institutionalization. Services are provided to senior in the hospital or nursing home due to lack of family to provide assistance. The Senior Companion Program provides a means for communities to reduce the social and economic problems of their citizens. The program employs 54 senior companions. Volunteer stations area: 1) Local health department; 2) Senior centers; 3)Hospitals; 4) Hospice; 5)Department of social services and; 6)Skilled nursing facilities. Serves Ashe County. 

414 E Main Street

Jefferson, NC 28640


Westwood Hills

A nursing facility and rehabilitation center. Offers clinical services, rehabilitation and therapy services, and specialized programming for Alzheimers. Population served are elderly and people who are in need of physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a short and/or long term basis.

1016 Fletcher Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697



Wilkes Senior Resources / Respite Care Program

Provides in-home respite care to allow caregivers time off. Service provided to adults age 60 and up with at least one physical disability.  Must be able to walk or transfer in and out of bed or wheelchair. Two levels of service are available: Level 1 Housekeeping - Housekeepers perform weekly household tasks up to 2 hours weekly; Level 2 CNA - Personal Care is provided as well as companionship and some household chores for 1-2 visits per week.

228 Fairplanes School Road 

North Wilkesboro, 28659

(336) 667-5927

Adult Developmental Activity Program (ADAP)

Provides necessary services and supports to enable adults with developmental disabilities to become full participating members of the community.

902 Boston Avenue

PO Box 968

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Robin Whittington

(336) 667-1800

(336) 667-0694

Clingman Education Center

Basic skills, computer classes, job training information, AHSD or GED through WCC.

3317 Clingman Road

PO Box 7

Ronda, NC 28670

Allan Call

(336) 984-2207

(336) 838-6118

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Care for Seniors including personal care, Alzheimers and Dementia care, hospice support, chronic illness care, home help, transportation, and companionship. 

1320 West D Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-4040

Rose Glen Village

Independent living community. Residency includes a complete array of services and accommodations, apartments available include the studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartment homes.

407 Main Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Wilkes Senior Resources / Senior Center

Provides classes, education, arts & crafts, clubs, trips, and health services. Activities and informational programs for seniors. Assists with transportation, delivers groceries or prescription medicine if the person is sick or home bound, and the Summer Fan Program. Information and referral to connect clients to other services. Respite Care. For seniors 60 years and above.

228 Fairplains School Road

PO Box 2695

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 667-5281

Wilkes Senior Resources

American Diabetes Association - Yadkin Valley Senior Community Center

To improve and maintain independent wellness for the senior community through advocacy, nutrition, volunteerism and vigorous programming to promote healthy minds, bodies and spirits.

121 Delos Martin Drive


Jonesville, NC 28642





Avante Nursing Home

Avante at Wilkesboro is as a skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center with 24 hour care. Population served are elderly and people who are in need of physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a short and/or long term basis.

1000 West College Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


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Pendry Family Care

Assisted Living, Micro-Community: Residential care Facility, and Senior Community.

1445 Country Club Road

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


RHA Health Services

Offers residential services for adults with disabilities, employment support, alternative family living, community alternative program for adults and children with disabilities, and a daycare center for children aged 0-5 with special needs. 

Locations in Wilkes and Deep Gap, NC

(828) 262-5450 (Deep Gap Location) 

1-800-848-0180 (RHA Call Center)

Special Assistance and Long Term Care - DSS

Special Assistance offers a cash supplement to help pay for room and board in an adult care home or group home. Long Term Care offers a cash supplement to help pay for room and board in a long term care or skilled nursing facility. Payments are made to the vendor.


304 College Street


Wilkesboro, NC 28697