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Spectrum of Services: Finding and Using Senior Services in Your Local Community

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

https://youtube.com/live/fWyZX5ShZ3c Navigate aging services with confidence. Our program equips you with essential knowledge about local resources, support systems, and key contacts. Gain the tools to proactively manage the needs of aging parents, from health and home care to legal planning and transportation. Empower yourself and reduce stress on your caregiving journey by being prepared and […]

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Caregiving for Your Parents from a Distance

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Today's generation of adult-children and other family members may not live in the same community, or even in the same state or country, as their aging parents. Caregiving from a distance presents unique challenges. This program offers strategies for helping keep your loved ones engaged and safe, including methods for researching resources in your parents' […]

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Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Alzheimer’s dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and yet there is no cure. In North Carolina, over 160,000 people have Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Families are profoundly affected, not only by the impact on an individual’s life, but also how it reshapes the family dynamic.  Often, providing […]

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Facilitating Safety and Independence as a Caregiver

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Learn about tips, "tricks," and tools to maintain your loved one's independence and physically assist him/her safely in the home while caregiving.  Learn practical ways to prevent injury to both your loved one and yourself and discuss methods and modifications for greater safety. Presenter: Beth Locke, Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed (OTR/L). Quality Independence Therapy, PLLC, […]

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Long-Term Care: Understanding the Options

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Planning for the future requires an understanding of the possibilities. This program will help adult children learn about what long-term care needs may look like for their parents, as well as the variety of options available. Also learn more about ways to pay so that you can be prepared to discuss possibilities and options with […]

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Shielding Loved Ones from Scams and Fraud

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Technological advances have changed the way we transact business. Although very helpful if used correctly, advanced technology also provides scammers and spammers a prime opportunity to take advantage of everyone, particularly older adults.

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Tough Talk:  Holding Difficult Discussions with Your Parents

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Talking with aging parents about their legal and financial issues, driving, and independent living can be challenging for many adult children. Learn techniques for preparing for and holding those difficult conversations.

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Taking Control of Medicines: Strategies for Effectively Managing Medications

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Medication mismanagement becomes more of an issue as we age. Learn specific and practical tips that can be implemented by adult-children to keep their parents safely in the home and in the community.

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Losing My Independence: Driving and Aging

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

For most adults, driving a car means independence, but as we age, driving may become more difficult or even unsafe. Learn the warning signs of driving impairment in aging adults, evaluation strategies, transportation alternatives, and scenarios for discussing driving with our parents.

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Prevalent Age-Related Health and Medical Conditions

First Baptist Church Activities Center 1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

We are all living longer, and, as we age, we are more likely to experience one or more significant health and medical conditions. Learn about the most prevalent conditions associated with aging, risk factors, symptoms, and strategies for adult-children who are helping manage conditions of their parents while also addressing their own health concerns.

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