Area Events

Home Safe Home - Home Invasion Prevention Workshop for Older Adults

Wednesday, January 13, 10:00am-11:00am. This virtual workshop will be held on Google Meet. Registration: https://bchfamily.regfox.com/ncbam-registrations. A few days before the workshop, participants will receive instructions for joining Google Meet either by phone or computer.

Conversation on Senior Wellness

Thursday, January 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Join Brookdale Hendersonville East via Zoom for a virtual conversation on life in the Brookdale Senior Living community.  Hear stories and anecdotes from current residents and ask questions in an open, casual session.  For reservations or more information, call 828-692-1911.

Move for Memory

Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 25, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Led by Dr. Tiffany Salido, this class is intended for people with memory impairment to participate with their caregiver in fun and simple exercises. The exercises incorporate movements that can improve daily activities and general mobility. Group exercise will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a time to answer questions. Exercises can be performed standing or seated.  See flier for more details.  To register visit www.memorycare.org/move-for-memory/

Winter 2021 Caregiver College

Thursdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 2021, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Caregiver College is a series of six modules provided for caregivers of persons with memory disorders. Sessions are designed to improve caregiver understanding of different aspects of dementia care. The course will be led by MemoryCare staff with guest speaker Elder Law Attorney Caroline Knox.  See flier for more details.  Registration is required: contact 828-771-2219 or email [email protected]

Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers

Fridays, January 22-February 26, 2:30-4:00 pm.  This interactive workshop is designed to empower family caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class if you need to find more time for you while caring for someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Participants must register by January 18 and must commit to attending a minimum of 4 out of the 6 sessions.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/PowerfulToolsJanuary2021.

Medicare Education for Caregivers

Understand how Medicare works so that you can better care for your loved one’s needs.  See flier for more information, including how to schedule a SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) appointment.

Living Healthy

With so much outside of our control right now, and increased concern for older adults’ health, it’s important to stay vigilant in managing chronic conditions.

By keeping healthy and active at home older adults can reduce unnecessary medical appointments and feel more in control of their lives and well-being.

The Area Agency on Aging at Land of Sky Regional Council has a program that can help.
See flier for more details and registration information.

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Social Bridging Project

Are you feeling isolated and just need someone to talk to?
The Social Bridging Project pairs isolated older adults with trained student volunteers.
See flier for more details.