Mission Statement
To assist elderly persons of Hardy County in identifying and effectively developing their skills, potential abilities and personal resources so they may continue to life an independent, purposeful, safe and healthy life style in their own home.

The Past
In the fall of 1973, a group of Hardy County citizens met to form a committee on aging.

Meeting with a representative of the West Virginia Region VIII Planning and Development Council, the group subsequently filed an application with the Secretary of State for a Charter. Citizens signing the application were Phoebe Fisher, Ralph Bean, Winston Teets, Bruce Macbeth and Leslie Barr. A Charter was granted on November 15, 1973.

In 1974 Phyllis Helmick of Moorefield was employed as Director of the newly established Hardy County Committee on Aging. She continues service as Executive Director and as a county leader in the continuing endeavor to improve both the quality and quantity of sevice to all senior citizens of Hardy County.

One year later, in 1975, two surplus trailors were obtained and located on a vacant lot at 400 Spring Avenue in Moorefield to serve as the Hardy County Senior Center.

Following the opening of the new Hardy County Public Library, the old building was purchased and in 1978 this building on Winchester Avenue in Moorefield became the new Hardy County Senior Center.

It served until the fall of 1990 when the construction of the new Committee on Aging building was completed on Spring Avenue. The state grant of $386,300 was supplemented with funds raised by Hardy County Citizens for the construction and furnishing of the new building.

Senior Citizens of Hardy County were most generous in donating their time and energies in a multitude of activities such as bake sales, yard sales, craft sales, entertainments and donations to assure the construction and opening of the new Hardy County Committee on Aging building at 409 Spring Avenue in Moorefield.

The new Senior Center was dedicated and ready to service Hardy County Senior Citiezens on September 10, 1990.

The Future
The Hardy County Committee on Aging will continue to strive to improve and to grow as they continue to meet the needs of our Hardy County Senior Citizens.

To attract people with ideas, talents and energies will always be a goal of the Hardy County Committee on Aging. With new people, the Committee on Aging can continue to face the challenges of the future with expanding services, new programs and funds to meet the continuing changes in the needs of our people.