Friends of the Aging

Friends of the Aging is a non-regulatory board established as the nonappropriated fundraising entity of the Onslow County Senior Services.  Friends was incorporated in 1971 by a small group of forward thinking community leaders that recognized the need for coordination of donations aimed at assisting the elderly citizens of Onslow County.
The organization is governed by Board Members with the Director of Onslow County Senior Services serving as an Ad-Hoc member in the role of Executive Director.  The board is regulated with bylaws, which are reviewed annually.  The members of the board are volunteers who serve without compensation.  Fifty-one percent of the board includes members who are aged 60 and older.  Meetings are held quarterly beginning in January.
Donations benefit the senior population of Onslow County and are tax deductible.  Tangible donations range from non perishable food items to durable medical equipment. Monetary donations are also accepted and used to meet senior needs such as: nutritional supplements, adult diapers and emergency expenses.

Become a Friend

Annual membership dues for Friends (includes subscription to The Golden Times):
Type of Membership
Individual $10
Organization $25
Patron $50
Sponsor $75
Benefactor $100

Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Aging and can be mailed to:

Friends of the Aging, Inc.
P.O. Box 982 
Jacksonville, NC 28541

Other Ways to Contribute

Annual Spring Into Auction Lasagna Dinner​

Once a year, in March, Friends of the Aging holds a Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser. During the first part of the year, the information for that event can be found on Senior Services homepage. If you would like an opportunity to promote your business or services while giving back to your community, please know monetary and in kind donations are accepted during this time to help support the Lasagna Dinner and thus ultimately helping the senior population of Onslow County!


Amazon has two great avenues to help nonprofits with donations.
AmazonSmile is a way to contribute to and support Friends of the Aging by shopping at the AmazonSmile website. The prices and selection are the same as on The only difference is by shopping through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price of your items to your favorite charitable organization. On your first visit, select Friends of the Aging, Inc from the list. Then either set up a new account, or use your existing Amazon or Amazon Prime account information to log in.
The other great way that Amazon allows nonprofits to benefit is through having an Amazon Wish List.  Friends Wish List contains the nutritional supplements as well as the incontinence supplies that are given out to seniors in need each month. The link to view Friends wish list is:


To use paypal to make a donation, click HERE. Sign in or sign up and then choose "Send & Request".  
In the search box type, "@friendsoftheaging". Select the organization, and then type in donation amount. Click Continue. 
Verify amount, address, and payment method. Then click "Send Payment Now".


Donations accepted through Square. Click HERE.

Further Information

For any other information, concerning Friends of the Aging, call Lisa Smart at 910-989-3022.
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