Area Events

Medicaid Managed Care Education

Did you know NC Medicaid Managed Care Launched July 1? The health plans, NC Ombudsman and NC Enrollment Broker will come together at these virtual statewide events and answer questions to help members through the choice period.  See flyer for more details on sessions scheduled through August 5.  More sessions will be scheduled soon.

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At Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available across NC for those who cannot leave their homes.  Call 866-303-0026 to schedule.  See attached update for more information.

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From MountainCare

The Henderson Adult Day Center has completed the licensing process for our new facility. The program reopened on July 6, and is certified to serve 35 participants per day. New operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:30pm. Our team is working to re-enroll pre-COVID participants and beginning to contact those on our waiting list. Thank you for your patience throughout this lengthy process. We can’t wait to get back to serving our community and doing what we do best! Please update our contact information in your files: Henderson Adult Day Center, 55 North Hillside Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791, p. 828-697-7070, [email protected]

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FEMA Funeral Assistance Policy

On June 29, 2021, FEMA amended the funeral assistance policy to assist with COVID-19 related fatalities that occurred in the early months of the pandemic. This policy change will allow applicants to submit a statement or letter from the death certificate’s certifying official, medical examiner, or coroner, that attributes the death to COVID-19 fatalities that occurred between Jan. 20 and May 16, 2020. More information at:  https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Emergency Broadband Benefit program will be available to participants beginning May 12, 2021. FCC created a website for participants to apply: https://getemergencybroadband.org/. Alternatively, individuals may access the program through a participating internet services provider. For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Rental and Utility Assistance

The HOPE Program is once again taking applications for rental and utility assistance. Visit hope.nc.gov or call 888-927-5467 to apply.  This application round is limited to applicants who are 50% of area median income (AMI) or below.  This round of applications will cover 12 months of rental payments (9 months of arrears, 3 months of rent).

Summer 2021 Caregiver College

July 15 through August 19, 2:00-5:00pm on Thursdays via Zoom. 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. See flyer attached.

Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers

Mondays, July 19 – August 23, 2:00 -3:30 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 yourself while caring for someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Participants must commit to attending a minimum of 4 out of the 6 sessions. Registration is required by July 12 for receipt of program materials.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/PowerfulToolsJuly2021

HomeFit

Learn how you can make the home of a loved one safer as they age. When people think of the word “home”, they think of a place with memories, feelings of safety, and much more. AARP surveys consistently find that older adults want to remain in their current homes and communities for as long as possible. Yet barely one percent of the nation’s housing supply contains any “universal design” elements — such as single story living or a sink that can be reached from a wheelchair.  This presentation can help individuals and families make their current or future residence – or that of a loved one – their “lifelong home.” Using visuals, we look at a house both outside and in, going room by room to identify many simple things people can do themselves to make their homes safer. 

Tuesday, August 17, 3:00 – 4:15 pm.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/d/hmq0wr/

Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 – 11:45 am.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/d/mmq0wv/

Fraudcast: Ripped from the Headlines at AARP Fraudwatch

Tuesday, August 24 at 10:30 am.  Helen Savage, FraudWatch Victim Support Volunteer, will tell us about AARP’s special effort to help recent victims of fraud. She will provide actual examples of consumer responses to scam pitches that led to loss of money and identity theft. She’ll discuss insecure settings where scammers have intervened and intercepted transactions. One is as simple as a call to a car rental agency! She’ll also describe AARP’s service in collaboration with Volunteers of America to provide support group sessions for victims of fraud.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/d/cmq9qz/

Drive Thru Food Distribution

Tuesdays: August 24 and September 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am, at First Baptist Church, 2227 Spartanburg Hwy.  See flyer for more details.

Fraudcast: Robocalls

Tuesday, August 31 at 10:30 am.  Throughout his three decades with the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, David Kirkman was on the front lines of legal warfare against deceptive telemarketers, Do Not Call Registry violators, and illegal robocallers. His final trial resulted in a quarter-billion dollar federal court judgment against a major corporation for illegal robocalls and violations of Do Not Call regulations. Hear him discuss the evolution of illegal robocalling, the modern technologies that fuel it, and what is needed to stop it.  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/d/ymq9qc/

MemoryCare Caregiver Education Series

MemoryCare offers twice annually an education series that takes a deep dive into topics often requested by caregivers of those who are affected by dementia. The upcoming 3-part series includes the following sessions:

  • September 9 (2-3:30 pm): “Book Club: My Dad My Dog” presented by Rebecca Warner
  • September 16 (2-3:30 pm): “Community Resources for Caregivers” presented by representatives with Land of Sky, MountainCare, and Premier Care Navigation
  • September 24 (2-3:30pm) “The Problem of Alzheimer’s” presented by Dr. Jason Karlawish

See more details in the attached flyer.  Register at www.memorycare.org/summer-2021-edu/.

So You Think You’re Smarter Than a Scammer?

Monday, September 13, 6:00-7 :00 pm.  What do college students and people 50+ have in common? You may not have guessed that these two groups are the most targeted for scams and frauds. Join others who are 50+ and college students for a fun and educational Jeopardy-style event. We will cover all types of frauds including cryptocurrency and catfish/romance scams. Those who register with a mailing address will receive a prize for their participation!  Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/StopScams.

Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers

Mondays, Sept 27 – Nov 1, from 2:00-3:30 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 yourself while caring for someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Participants must commit to attending a minimum of four out of the six sessions. Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/PowerfulToolsSept2021 by September 20 for receipt of program materials.