General Resources

FREE! Virtual Caregivers Summit Registration Now OPEN! Attendance is free this year! October 22, 2020 Caring for a loved one can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Caregivers understand they have a job to do as a full-time member of their loved one’s care team. Caregiving can be shared among you, your family, your case manager, therapist or even your doctor. The 2020 Virtual Caregivers Summit session schedule has been released! Please check out the amazing sessions that will be offered.

Remembering our Military Heroes video for September

Remembering our Military Heroes has a video about World War II; this particular video is about a P-51 pilot escorting B-29’s on their bomber runs to Tokyo. Click on this link to view:

Check out this pumpkin carving activity for Halloween:

Check out this new exhibit from the Cape Fear Museum:

Medicare Coverage and the Coronavirus Facts

Medicare Question and Answer Sheet

Tour National Parks online

Learn Conversation Spanish here

Free hearing test

VOICES – A virtual Town Hall for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community – Thursday, September 24th, 2020, 6pm-7pm. Join on Meeting ID 61 219 9707  Passcode 407 559

Stream LIVE on or NHC Facebook (@NewHanoverCo)

Join the conversation on issues facing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Interpreters will be online. For more information, call 798-7414 or 795-2714.

For laughter and deep breathing exercises, visit

Tour Biltmore

If you are into bluegrass music, here’s a NC band for you to check out

Line Dancing video tutorials below

A trip to the zoo


Check out the Air Force and Navy Jets Flyover below



Click below to view live videos courtesy of Cameron Art Museum


Click below to view hundreds of videos courtesy of New Hanover County library


Hundreds of how-to videos including painting, drawing, ceramics, and more.–faq-regarding-participation-faith-based-organizations-ppp-eidl

The next four links are art galleries and oil painting instructional videos





ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: What’s New

Here’s what’s new on our COVID-19 resource page:

Upcoming virtual events:

DD Councils rise to the challenge: Throughout this pandemic, the aging and disability networks have found creative and innovative ways to support our communities. A new report from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) – “State Councils on Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Report: Council Activities, Initiatives, and Impact” – highlights how DD Councils have used resources and connections to help people with developmental disabilities and their families stay safe, healthy, and connected to community.

Getting ready for Medicare Open Enrollment: Medicare open enrollment is just a month away and many ACL grantees, including State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, are getting ready to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed choices. The ACL Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling’s Managing through COVID-19 Workgroup has produced a toolkit to support grantees as they prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment. The toolkit includes resources on safety, confidentiality, marketing, counseling, and more.

The latest from the CDC:

Rethinking employment services: Many organizations and agencies that provide employment services for people with disabilities are adapting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, ACL participated in a webinar on rethinking employment services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 era. View slides from the webinar.

Creating connections – with or without technology: To help promote social connections among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, the engAGED Resource Center and the Eldercare Locator have compiled resources and activities to help older adult connect with technology and without technology.

How has COVID-19 impacted you?: The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center) at the University at Buffalo is recruiting older adults (65 and older) and/or adults with disabilities to participate in a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on travel behavior and daily activities. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020



NEW social media images for COVID-19 Risk of Transmission


UPDATED Risk of Transmission posters added


30+ NEW community testing sites added


UPDATED  Non-Congregate Sheltering page


UPDATED guidance since the last update include:

UPDATED reports since the last update include:

Know the 3 Ws. Wear. Wait. Wash.

Medicare Coverage and the Coronavirus Facts

Medicare Question and Answer Sheet


Concerned about doing the right thing to protect you and your loved ones during this challenging time. Good News.   You are not alone. AARP is here for with information advocacy, and resources that can help. Get help with questions and resources regarding:

>Caring for a loved one.

>Feeling alone or isolated.

>Protecting yourself from scams or fraud.

Call toll-free:  1-888-806-0222


Join AARP Weekly Tele-Town Hall Calls:

>Get the most up to date information with the nation’s leading coronavirus experts. Tele-Town Halls are every Thursday. Call toll-free 1-855-274-9507 Talk to a friendly voice about your concerns:

Feeling alone, know someone who is, call the AARP Friendly Voice program to ask for a phone call from an AARP volunteer Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Call toll-free:  1-888-281-0145


  • Social Security Office Location

  • 1528 S 16th St
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
  • Social Security Office Phone Number

  • 1-866-964-6227 or TTY: 1-910-815-4695
  • Social Security Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    Except On Federal Holidays


24/7 Hotline number for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support  (800) 272-3900

Local support group for Dementia support (910) 233-9538


North Carolina Resources

National Resources

2222 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6400 • Fax 910-798-6411