Senior Adult Opportunities


Caraway Conference Center and Camps

Missions on the Mountain: A Senior Adult Experience


Beneath the trees that cover Caraway Mountain are nestled 3 great facilities.  Caraway Conference Center, Camp Caraway and Camp Mundo Vista.  On May 15-17th we will be hosting a two day mission experience for Senior Adults.  There will be painting, cleaning and light carpentry projects to help prepare our facilities for a busy summer. We will also have a time of fellowship, Bible study, comfort food and a whole lot of fun.  Housing will be at the Conference Center.  So come and join in for "Missions on the Mountain".




Schedule: Check In 10:00 am Wednesday- Conclude with lunch on Friday.
Cost: $150.00 per person which includes 2 nights lodging, 7 meals and program.
Commuter rate is $75.00 per person that includes 7 meals and program.

If you have any questions or need to pay by check call Kim at 336-629-2374 or email to

Click here to register now.

Next Door Group Respite Program
Council on Aging is accepting registration for participants for our group respite program located “Next Door” to our office.  Group respite is an opportunity for individuals with memory loss to engage in social and recreational activities while their family caregivers receive needed relief from caregiving.  Participants will be involved in meaningful activities and be served a nutritious meal and snacks.  Group Respite will be offered Monday - Thursday from 10am-3pm.  For more information or to register someone for group respite, call 704-292-1797.
Volunteer Opportunities at Council on Aging
Next Door Group Respite Program:  Individuals and groups of volunteers are needed Mon-Thurs, daily, weekly, or monthly to help as follows:
  • Companionship - Having conversations, playing games, reminisce, and reading.
  • Meals - Prepare or sponsor meals for about 8 individuals weekly or monthly.
  • Leading/Planning Activities - Share your talent of crafting, painting, sing-a-longs, gardening, music, games, plan a holiday party, etc.
  • Entertainment - Play musical instruments, educational/history programs, show off your pet, show-and-tell, singing, dancing, storytelling, etc.
  • Ambassadors - Collect or fundraise for needed supplies for activities, cleaning, meals, and games.
Home Safety Repairs: Volunteers are needed for minor home safety repairs including installing grab bars, changing lightbulbs, installing handrails, building wheelchair ramps, etc., for seniors unable to do the work themselves.  Volunteer hours are flexible!

SHIIP Medicare Counseling: Assist Medicare beneficiaries with understanding their Medicare options.  Volunteers are trained by the NC Department of Insurance. 
If you are interested in volunteering, call Council on Aging at 704-292-1797.
Supplies Needed – Next Door
Supplies are needed to implement our group respite program including arts & crafts supplies, music, picture books, games, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, kitchen items, etc.  To donate items, please call us at 704-292-1797 or check out our amazon wish list below.  Needed items start at just $5!  
Amazon Wish List

Monthly Food Program

Council on Aging in partnership with Common Heart is taking applications for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors with a low income.  Monthly food packages include cereal, juice, milk, cheese, meat, beans or peanut butter, rice/pasta, vegetables, and fruit. Income limits apply.  To apply or for more info, call 704-292-1797.



Get Help for the Journeywith NCBAM's enrichment workshops!


The following is a list of workshop categories and titles. For more information or to schedule a training, contact the NCBAM Call Center at 877.506.2226. 

30-60 Minute Workshops    Aging and Spirituality                         

My Prayer Life for All My Life

The Spiritual Practice of Simplicity

Living Forward: New Horizons in Life

Pastor Appreciation


NCBAM’s CareAble Curriculum

FACES—Seeing the Aging in Your Community

The NCBAM Care Team Model of Ministry

The Christian Art of Caregiving



SOS for Caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver

The Five Love Languages for Caregivers

Dementia and the Faith Community 

Down, But Not Out! (addressing depression in aging adults)


Healthy Aging

Aging and Health (medication management)

Benefits of Volunteerism in Aging Adults  

Better Sleep BINGO!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

The Five Love Languages for Aging Adults

Reducing Stress in the Golden Years

Shake, Rattle and Roll (recreational ministry)

Soul Stretch Exercise


Intergenerational Ministry                            

Two Peas in a Pod - Similarities between Aging Adults and Teenagers

Generation to Generation (generational mindsets)



NCBAM Brief Overview 

In Good Faith: Co-Laborers For Aging Adults (NCBAM’s community partnerships)

Together We Serve (meeting needs of the aging) 

We Got This! (Baptists meeting needs)

Up, Up, But Not Away!  (combating ministry fatigue)


Planning Ahead

Living with Less (downsizing)

Make Retirement Years Your “Bonus Years”

Skirting a Train Wreck (preparing to care for aging parents)


Priority #1 Prevention

Fire and/or Fall Prevention Classes

Building Better Balance  (screening process)

Not Living in Neverland: Removing Barriers in Your Home

Beware: Scams and Frauds


Six-to-Eight-Week Evidence-Based Classes

(Limited availability, but we can direct you to a training in your area.)


Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition 

Living Healthy with Diabetes 

Matter of Balance  (fall prevention)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention 

NCBAM’s regional directors are available to speak with you about classes or other NCBAM ministry outreaches.  

Central West Area

Debra Kuykendall,, 828.496.6106

Far West Area

Anita Davie,, 828.450.1834

South Central Area

Robert Leonard,, 704.699.7519

North Central Area

Samantha Allred,, 336.307.1181

East Area

Yvetta Smith,, 919.452.6069

NCBAM wants to help meet needs in your church and community! 

Contact us today!

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC  27361

A ministry of Baptist Children's Homes -- Michael C. Blackwell, President/CEO & NCBAM Founder 



To learn how AAIM can help strengthen your ministry to aging adults, contact a member of the AAIM Leadership Board. They'll love to hear from you!

AAIM Chair, Stan Heiser,

Co-Chair, Norman Melton,

Secretary, Barbara Blood,

West Region Leader, Glenn Davenport,

NCBAM Western Regional Directors

Debra Kuykendall,, 828.496.6106

Anita Davie,, 828.450.1834

Central Region Leader, Christa Warise,

NCBAM Central Regional Directors

Robert Leonard,, 704.699.7519

East Region Leaders, Phil and Phyllis Crane,

NCBAM East Regional Director

Yvetta Smith,, 919.452.6069

For more infomration about AAIM or the Fall Regional Gaterhings, contact the NCBAM Call Center at 877.506.2226.

Leaders of aging adult groups -- are you ready to join us for encouragement, information and fellowship?

 Register here today!