Help! Finding Reliable Resources on the Internet

Date: August 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Streaming LIVE Online Only
Hosted by Guilford County Chapter

Join us ONLINE for this event

This program will help participants use web-based services wisely, by presenting strategies for evaluating and using web-based health and medical resources.

Speaker: Bridgette Blanton- Greensboro Public Library

Advance Care Planning: Legal and Financial Documents Everyone Needs

Date: August 16, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Highland Presbyterian Church  - AB Activity Building, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem, 27103
Hosted by Winston Salem Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

Highland Presbyterian Church  – AB Activity Building
2380 Cloverdale Ave.
Winston-Salem, 27103

(across the street from the sanctuary)

Advance care documents ensure one’s wishes regarding care, medical intervention, finances, etc., regardless of the person’s ability to make decisions for herself/himself. Legal documents provide peace of mind for the older adult and family, protect finances, minimize vulnerability, and reduce uncertainty. They also can help families and caregivers avoid disagreements and guilt as well as clarify the role of the Power of Attorney (POA).

This ACAP program is designed to educate participants about advance care planning so that they may be more aware of the advantages, terminology, and necessary documents.

Participants for this ACAP program will learn about legal documents typically associated with advance directives including Last Will and Testament, Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney, Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Release; and Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form. While the MOST form is used in NC, other states have a similar document that provides specific guidelines as to the person’s wishes for medical intervention.

Speaker: Crissy Dixon

Today’s Technology: Keeping Loved Ones Safe and Engaged

Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Catawba County Library - Newton Main Branch - 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658
Hosted by Hickory Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

Catawba County Library – Newton Main Branch
115 West C Street
Newton, NC 28658

Technology has become more commonplace, user-friendly, and reasonably priced, and emerging global health crises brought a host of new understandings, applications and opportunities, especially for the aging population. This program will offer participants information about the variety of current and cutting-edge technology designed to ensure the safety and engagement of older loved ones and peace-of-mind for their families.

Speaker: Sandra Austin – Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

(This event will not be streaming online)

Living with a Parent with Dementia

Date: August 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Centre Region Active Adult Center in the Nittany Mall --and-- Streaming LIVE Online
Hosted by Centre County Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

The Centre Region Active Adult Center
In the Nittany Mall  
(Enter Entrance A and make a right.
)

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia now impact more than five million Americans and are a leading cause of death among aging persons. People are living longer and, as the baby boomer population ages, the number of aging adults and their adult children who are affected is projected to increase dramatically.

Being with an aging parent or other family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another age-related type of dementia can be exhausting and overwhelming for adult children who are providing care. Understanding a parent’s communication, keeping them engaged with activities and family members, and keeping them safe and healthy can be a constant challenge.

This ACAP program will assist participants in better understanding and managing the daily challenges of living with a parent or other family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

Speaker: Cindy Keith, Owner of M.I.N.D. in Memory Care, RN,BS, CDP

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Morning Stretch: Movement for Older Bodies

Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: First Baptist Church 1000 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401 -- AND -- Streaming LIVE Online
Hosted by Guilford County Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

First Baptist Church
1000 W Friendly Ave,
Greensboro, NC 27401

This ACAP program will help participants become aware of healthy movement and its impact on physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being, local resources that focus on supporting movement and exercise for an older population, and specific movement activities and exercises that will help strengthen bodies and minds at all stages of aging.

Speaker: YMCA Representative- Marlee Rindal and Lynn Crawford

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Not All Memory Disorders are Created Equal: Understanding Alzheimer & Other Dementias

Date: July 19, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Streaming LIVE Online
Hosted by Winston Salem Chapter

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia now impact more than five million Americans and are a leading cause of death among aging persons. People are living longer and, as the baby boomer population ages, the number of aging adults and their adult children who are affected is projected to increase dramatically.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, or any other type of dementia, can be overwhelming, not only to the patient who has been diagnosed, but also to adult-children and other family members. It is important for families to know the facts about symptoms assessment and diagnosis; the clinical stages of the disease’s progression; emerging research; current medical treatments; and non-medical caregiving options and resources.

This program is designed to help adult children understand Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related types of dementia so they can help their parents manage these diseases and choose the resources and supports that best help their aging parents and themselves.

Speaker: Monique Mumford

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You Will Be What You Eat: Nutrition and Aging

Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Catawba County Library - Newton Main Branch - 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658
Hosted by Hickory Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

Catawba County Library – Newton Main Branch
115 West C Street
Newton, NC 28658

Every adult needs proper and adequate nutrition. As we age, nutrition becomes even more important for health, functionality, and the ability to age in place and remain in the community. How do we know what our parents should and should not eat? How do we know if they are getting adequate nutrition? What resources are available to help? This program will help participants understand the link between nutrition and functioning as we age, assess their parent’s nutritional needs and patterns, and seek professional help if needed.

Speaker: Lynn Winkler M.A. RDN LDN Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Pace @ Home

(This event will not be streaming online).

Elderly woman eating watermellon.

Help in Your Own Backyard: Choosing and Using Your Community Services

Date: July 12, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Centre Region Active Adult Center in the Nittany Mall --AND-- Streaming LIVE Online!
Hosted by Centre County Chapter

Join us in person for this event at:

The Centre Region Active Adult Center
In the Nittany Mall  
(Enter Entrance A and make a right.
)

As we age, most of us will identify service and support needs that will require us to engage with a new system of services, to learn new terminology, and to communicate with a new set of professionals. We may recognize these needs gradually for our parents, or for ourselves, and we may have time to prepare. However, we also may have these needs thrust upon us following an accident, a medical diagnosis, or a hospitalization. Either way, finding the appropriate agencies and professionals to address these needs can be overwhelming to adult-children, their parents, and other family members.

Whenever possible, knowing where to go and whom to contact in the community before there is a crisis is essential in helping adult-children and other family caregivers feel more informed and less stressed. This introductory program will help participants to become more knowledgeable about the full array of services and resources available in the local community for people who are aging and to help caregivers wherever they are in their caregiving journey.

Speakers: Quentin Burchfield, Director of the Centre County Office of Aging and Brandy Lose, Asst Director of the Centre Co. Office of Aging

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The Wolf at the Door: Shielding Loved Ones from Scams and Fraud

Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
Location: First Baptist Church 1000 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401 -- AND -- Streaming LIVE Online
Hosted by Guilford County Chapter

Welcome Back!

We are excited to share that this program will be our first to resume in-person monthly programming!

Join us at
First Baptist Church
1000 W Friendly Ave,
Greensboro, NC 27401

This program will help attendees learn how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam and how to help protect older loved ones from falling prey from telemarketing, fake prescription drugs, healthcare products, insurance scams, investment schemes, Grandparent scams.

Presented by: Hellen Mack – AARP

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Program Sponsors:
Arosa Care
First Light Home Care

Knowing Your Limits as a Caregiver: Setting Boundaries and Balancing Family

Date: June 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm EST
Location: Streaming LIVE Online
Hosted by Centre County Chapter

This program is designed to help adult-children expand their perspectives about caregiver guilt and other emotions, understand the importance of proactively managing their guilt, and present strategies for setting boundaries and balancing family.

Participant Learning Outcomes

This ACAP program will assist participants to demonstrate knowledge about:
1. Definitions of guilt and its relationship to caregiving with aging parents;
2. Different types and characteristics of guilt;
3. Strategies for setting boundaries, balancing family, and managing recurring guilt;
4. Practical tips for gaining confidence in one’s ability to reconcile the demands of elder care with the realities of personal needs and limitations.

Speaker: Laveta Piemme, Holistic Health Practitioner and Writer

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