Mission Statement

The mission of Cherokee County Senior Services is to provide services that encourage an independent, quality standard of living. These services would include, but not limited to, transportation, nutrition, activities and education pertinent to senior issues.

Vision Statement

The vision of Cherokee County Senior Services is to assure that every older adult in Cherokee County has the opportunity to live life to the fullest with the least amount of restrictive settings possible.

Don’t be lonely anymore. Come and join us at one of Cherokee Counties Senior Sites.


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  1. J. Robert Penland Senior Center and Nutrition Site

    Physical Address
    69 Alpine Street
    Murphy, NC 28906


    Denise Cross, Senior Service Director
    Stephanie Stroupe, Senior Service Program Manager
    Business Days: Monday - Friday

  2. Denise Cross

    Senior Services Director
    Phone: (828) 837-2467 Ext. 1892

  3. Stephanie Stroupe

    Murphy Senior Service Program Manager
    Phone: (828) 837-2467 Ext. 1866

  1. Andrews Nutrition Site

    Physical Address
    Andrews Sunshine Center
    54 Park St.
    Andrews, NC 28901


    Patricia Golden, Nutrition Site Coordinator
    Business Days: Monday-Friday

  2. Patricia Golden

    Andrews Nutrition Site Coordinator

  1. Hiwassee Dam Nutrition Site

    Physical Address
    7829 Highway 294
    Murphy, NC 28906


    Lynn Hamby, Nutrition Site Coordinator

    Business Days: Monday-Friday

  2. Lynn Hamby

    Hiwassee Dam Nutrition Site Coordinator

  3. Unaka Nutrition Site

    Physical Address
    14945 Joe Brown Hwy
    Murphy, NC 28906

    Kathy Farmer, Coordinator 
    Business Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday