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Preventing Falls: Helping Older Adults Stay Safe

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

As our parents age, they are more prone to falling for a number of reasons. Often, a fall results in significant injury requiring immediate medical attention. All too frequently, falls have lasting effects, requiring longterm rehabilitation services, seriously affecting an older person’s mobility, activities of daily living, and independence. A fall may even result in […]

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Responding to Challenging Behaviors of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Sometimes, people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, as well as those with other health and medical conditions associated with aging, behave in ways that family members and other caregivers find particularly confusing, inappropriate, and even frightening.  This program will help families and caregivers understand that what we may consider concerning or challenging behaviors […]

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How to Have Difficult Conversations with Aging Parents

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Talking with aging parents about their legal and financial issues, driving, and independent living can be challenging for many adult children.  This program will help adult children prepare for and hold conversations with their aging parents about legal, financial, driving, and independent living so that adult children and their aging parents feel more confident that […]

Medicare and SHIIP: The Must Knows

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Many older adults depend upon federally funded Medicare for their primary medical benefits and hospitalization insurance coverage.  Many also benefit from state-funded Senior Health Insurance Information Programs (SHIIP).  However, Medicare and SHIIP are separate programs with different eligibility requirements and service coverage.  This program will help adult children understand Medicare and SHIIP programs that may […]

Today’s Technology: Keeping Loved Ones Safe and Engaged

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

While technology in yesteryear was used primarily by a younger population, now there is increased use of technology among older adults.  This program will offer participants information about the variety of current and leading-edge technology designed to ensure the safety and engagement of older loved ones and peace of mind for their families. Presenter: Chanda […]

Shielding Loved Ones from Scams and Frauds

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Advanced technology provides scammers and spammers a prime opportunity to take advantage of everyone, particularly older adults, and most especially with the impact of national or global health crises.  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 […]

Beginner’s Guide: Caregiving for the Aging Adult

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

This program will provide adult children and other caregivers with practical tips and tools to use for gathering information when visiting aging parents or others, along with strategies for holding conversations with siblings and other family members about needs and services.  In addition, it will address practical guidance for hands-on caregiving and when to seek […]

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