Resources

SLIP: Get the Word Out

The services and activities that SLIP offers to the community are only as good as the extent of our message. Please help spread the word. Just click on the image of the SLIP informational flyer, which will open up a PDF (shareable) file. You can then save it to attach to an email or print it out to hand to a friend.

SLIP Annual Report

2021 Report

In SLIP!s 2020-2021 Annual Report, we are honoring our volunteers and the important role they play in our Village. From transportation services to friendly and loving visits, from home repairs to home inspections, from web- site development to important messages through Constant Contact, we were able to continue to stay in touch. And all from volunteers who help other people willingly with no compensation other than the good feelings they re- ceive from doing so.

2020 Report

We strive to be good stewards of the resources received from our donors and the time our volunteers contribute. Through the SLIP Annual Report, we share with you the inner workings of the organization, including our performance for the year, our path forward, and appreciation for our generous donors. Click on the image to read.

2019 Report

We strive to be good stewards of the resources received from our donors and the time our volunteers contribute. Through the SLIP Annual Report, we share with you the inner workings of the organization, including our performance for the year, our path forward, and appreciation for our generous donors. Click on the image to read.

Home Safety Assessment

The home safety assessment is a free resource that SLIP provides to help you thoroughly consider your home’s risk factors. Use this comprehensive checklist to identify areas in your home that can be improved to reduce safety risks. Click on the image to print it. Note: It may be helpful to go through this checklist with a friend or family member for a different perspective, which can help ensure a thorough and accurate assessment of your current living situation.

An additional free resource is now available thanks to AARP. Their HomeFit Guide can you help find smart ways to make a home comfortable, safe and a great fit for older adults. The Guide is filled with useful tips, along with illustrations. SLIP has made print copies of this Guide available at the Saluda Library. Stop by and pick up a copy during regular library hours. 

External Resources

The following resources are external to SLIP. The links are being provided here as a convenience and for informational purposes only. Providing these links does not constitute an endorsement of any services, products, or opinions of the individuals or organizations listed, and SLIP bears no responsibility for the content on these external sites.

AARP

AARP (originally American Association of Retired Persons) is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strives to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP members get access to benefits from third-party companies, including AARP-branded health, long-term care, automobile, homeowners and life insurance products; as well as travel and leisure discounts and offerings; technology services; pharmacy services; a branded credit card; and everyday savings.  

In addition to AARP financial, health and personal benefits, AARP’s HomeFit Guide is an exceptional new resource filled with tips and illustrations to improve your home’s safety. You can pick up a copy of the Guide at the Saluda Library during regular library hours.

Aging Projects

Aging Projects, Inc.is an online directory designed to help the senior population of Western North Carolina and their caregivers. It lists most commonly needed services and products from providers whose services support people to remain in their own homes as they age.

Dr. Ann

Ann Kulze, M.D., is a speaker, author, physician, and wellness expert devoted to empowering others to live their healthiest life. She is Founder and CEO of Just Wellness, LLC, and is a featured expert in national media – Oprah and Friends Radio, WebMD, Prevention, US News and World Report, among others. On her website you’ll find healthy recipes, educational videos, and more.

Dr. Dale Bredesen on Facebook

Dale Bredesen, M.D., is the author of book, The End of Alzheimer’s, and is the Chief Science Officer of Apollo Health. On his Facebook page he shares educational videos and other information on Alzheimer’s disease and related topics.

Silver Sneakers

SilverSneakers® is a leading community fitness program available to more than 15 million eligible Medicare seniors*. SilverSneakers provides convenient access to a variety of programming options and activities that incorporate physical well-being and social interaction, including online classes and videos.

*SilverSneakers is a benefit available as part of some Medicare Advantage or Medigap plans. Check with your plan administrator regarding eligibility.

Polk County Health and Human Services

Polk County’s official government website for its Health and Human Services, with departments for Public Health, Social and Economic Services, Senior Service, Transportation Services, and Veterans Services, including The Meeting Place, which provides programs to enhance the quality of life for seniors 60 years and older in Polk County while focusing on increasing socialization opportunities, health promotion activities, and education.

Vitality Society

Vitality Society™ is an online community that connects people 60 and older with a mission to help people stay active physically and mentally. Members enjoy programs designed to enrich their lives with community and purpose, supported by coaching, with live exercise and wellness classes with social interaction among members.

Blue Ridge Health

Blue Ridge Health provides healthcare services to the Western North Carolina community, offering medical and dental services, behavioral health, nutrition and more. The organization accepts Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance, and patients who are uninsured or have high deductibles can pay on a sliding scale based on income. Nobody is turned away for inability to pay.

The Medical Loan Closet

The Medical Loan Closet is a resource we should all know about, even before the need arises.  This non-profit organization has been providing durable medical equipment to residents of Henderson County and the surrounding area for more than 57 years. 

Seniorsʼ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance.