Area Events

Estate Planning

The Van Winkle Law Firm has put together an 8 week/16 session Facebook Live series on a variety of estate planning topics. Each webinar will be thirty minutes in length on Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid November. See attached flyer for further details.  See link for details.

Aging Projects, Inc., “Aging in Place. It’s In Your Future.” Virtual Fall National Conference

Six engaging informative presentations, each 20 minutes in length. No need to register!  The six presentations will be recorded and available at www.AgingProjectsInc.org beginning October 8, 2020.

Sessions include:

  • Essential Legal Choices presented by Caroline Knox, CELA, NC Board Certified Elder Law Specialist, Knox Law.
  • COVID-19 — Steps to Protect You and Your Loved Ones presented by Dr. David Ellis, M.D., FACOG and Chief Medical Officer for Pardee UNC Healthcare.
  • Falls Prevention: The Anatomy of Balance and How to Improve Balance As We and Our Loved Ones Age in Place presented by Justin Peterson, MPT, Rehabilitation Director, WNC Kindred at Home.
  • Your Advocate. Needed Now More Than Ever presented by Karen Wolfrom, MSA, RNA-BC, CMC, Holistic Elder Services, LLC.
  • The Power of Physical Resiliency presented by Ellen Kaczmarek, M.D., Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine Specialist.
  • Who are the Councils on Aging? presented by Heather Bauer, Executive Director of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County and Keith Logan, Executive Director of the Council on Aging for Henderson County.

Caregivers Harnessing Tech to Connect

Family caregivers represent an important niche in the health care network. The pandemic has forced society into greater reliance on technology which opens up rich possibilities for caregivers to foster social connectivity, improve health outcomes, and access health care practitioners from home. Join us to be inspired about the possibilities for caregivers to harness technology to connect. This is a collaborative series with AARP NC in Mountain Region, Land of Sky Regional Council, Four Seasons Hospice and the Charles George VA Medical Center.

Session 1: You Are Not Alone
Session 2: Technology for Home Safety
Session 3: Telehealth at Home

Nov. 5, 12, 19. 1:30-2:30pm.  See flier for more info.  Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/TechToConnect

Diamonds to Pearl

Diamonds to Pearl, a program using Teepa Snow’s GEMS State Model, will help caregivers better understand the progression of dementia and how it applies to their particular caregiving situation. Weekly sessions will be November 17-December 15 from 10:00am-11:30am. See flier attached for registration details and further information.

Geriatric Summit: Bright Spots for the Future

The 4th Annual Dr. Suzanne Landis Geriatric Summit: Bright Spots for the Future will be held on Friday, November 20. Join with colleagues, who are both healthcare providers and aging services providers, as we explore the many facets of successful aging through the lens of racial equity and COVID-19. This year’s special focus is on reducing social isolation in marginalized older adults. The Summit will be “virtual” only and include presentations as well as small group breakouts, facilitated by aging experts. Registration and more info can be found here: https://mahec.net/event/64040.

Holiday Book Sale

Books for Good is holding a holiday book sale on Nov. 27-28.  The Council on Aging receives a portion of the proceeds.  See flier for details.

Fraudcast: The Check Is in The Mail.....or Is It?

Wednesday, December 2, 10:30.  United States Postal Inspector, Randy Berkland, will discuss the kinds of mail fraud that happen (even in our own neighborhoods) and share tips to keep us safe. Join us to learn more for your self and to share with your family and friends.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/MailFraud2020.

Winter Wreath Making

Tuesday, December 8, 10 – 11:30 AM.  Join local encore entrepreneur, Beth Hohensee for an experiential wreath making class. The first 20 registered participants will receive a box of wreath decorating supplies to accessorize your wreath. Participants will be invited to purchase or refresh an artificial or fresh wreath and may want to forage to hunt for other decorative treasures. Registrants are always welcome to join, watch and learn without a wreath base. As Beth weaves teaching with wreath making, she will also share her inspirational story about becoming an entrepreneur. Registration required by November 28th, 2020.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/WreathMaking.

Fraudcast: Memory Issues and Fraud

Wednesday, December 9, 10:30.  Fraudsters target older adults for many reasons. An easy target are individuals with memory issues and once a fraudster find such a person, they often “re-fraud” them multiple times to get money. A shocking fact that sometimes it’s neighbors or family that are the perpetrators. Dr. Virginian Templeton, Director of Memory Care, will tap into her reserve of stories to tell us more and also share ways to protect the victims of fraud.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/FraudMemory2020.

How Do Con Artists Use Psychology to Get Victims?

Wednesday, December 16, 10:30.  Discover how con artists reel in their victims, how they use “ether” to get someone’s money and even the tactics they use to become a best friend and trusted advisor. You won’t want to miss this session which will be full of surprises about con artists. Helen Savage, an AARP FraudWatch expert, will be featured in this interview.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/ConPsych101.

Zoom Tai Chi

The Zoom Tai Chi program begins Wednesday, December 9, at 11:00am. Tai Chi is a powerful mind-body exercise which helps to reduce stress and improve relaxation. Tai Chi also helps to relieve pain, improve physical function, increase balance and reduce the risk of falls. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program consists of 20 one hour sessions held once a week for 20 weeks. Orientation and technological support for this FREE program is December 2 and registration ends November 27. To register or for more info, contact Stephanie Stewart at 828.251.7436 or [email protected].  See flier for more details.

The Beatles, The Sixties & Popular Culture

December 9 at 5:30 pm.  Between 1962 and 1970 The Beatles released 22 singles, several EPs and 11 albums featuring folk, rock, country, rockabilly, soul blues, doo-wop, and new genres they invented like psychedelic music and heavy metal. American and English culture of the 1960s is reflected in their music and in the relationship between the two countries. Join Professor Yudkin of Boston University in a celebration of The Beatles impact on popular culture.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/onedayu_thebeatles.

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.

Virtual Programming of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Move for Memory

Now through Thanksgiving week; Monday and/or Wednesdays at 10:00am. Exercise program suited for caregivers and their loved one to join together and can be performed standing or seated. Free to the public.  See flier for more details.

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.

MANNA Mobile Market Food Distribution

Third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, through the end of 2020

Conner Creek Mobile Home Park (20 Ducks Walk Trail, Hendersonville)
This is a contactless, drive through event FREE to all – no questions asked.

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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.