Upcoming Events

Has your life been impacted by COVID-19? Please complete this confidential 10-minute survey to help United Way of NC understand the challenges North Carolina families are facing:  www.covidsurveync.org.

Continuing Education: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute College for Seniors will offer fall 2020 online classes.  Over 50 courses will be offered this fall.  You may click here to read a PDF of the Fall 2020 catalog.

Music Therapy Relaxation Group: MountainCare is hosting this workshop, which meets twice a week over four weeks, starting Aug. 3.  See flier for more details and registration information.

Recognizing Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Those Living with Dementia: Free webinar and Q&A session with Teepa Snow.  Tuesday, August 4, 1:00-2:00pm.  Learn how to recognize some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in those living with dementia, as well as the similarities and differences between symptoms seen in those with healthy brains and those living with brain change. The webinar will also teach how to respond to these symptoms to decrease the chances for escalation and ‘non-helpful’ hospitalizations. Learn more and register HERE.

Introduction to Medicare Webinars: The Council on Aging for Buncombe County is presenting free virtual classes on Medicare, explaining how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties, and ways to save money.  Offered at 3:30 on Aug. 12, Aug. 27, Sep. 9, and Sep. 24.  Click here to register.

Wrap Around Support for Veterans and Families: August 26, 10am-12:30pm via Zoom. Hosted by the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. See flier for details. Contact Emily Pitts, General Caregiver Program Coordinator, for more information, 828-575-7068 or [email protected].

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.

Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Education Programs: The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a series of virtual education programs on Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  See flier for more information on the August offerings and for registration information.

Living with Alzheimer’s: In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face many new questions.  What does the diagnosis mean?  How do we plan for the future?  What resources are available to help.  The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a 3-part series to answer these and other questions.  12:00-1:00pm on Aug. 11, 18, and 25.  See flier for more information and for registration information.

Caregiver College: Caregiver education program provided by MemoryCare.  Weekly virtual sessions from 2:00-5:00 pm July 9 – August 13.  See flier for more information and how to register.

MemoryCare Educational Events: Free education on issues surrounding dementia.  See flier for more details and registration.

Virtual Caregivers Summit: October 22, 2020.  Caring for a loved one can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Caregivers understand they have a job to do as a full-time member of their loved one’s care team. Caregiving can be shared among you, your family, your case manager, therapist or even your doctor.  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, there is NO CHARGE to attend.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  More information:  http://www.caregiverssummit.org/. Sponsored by Resources for Seniors in Wake County.

MANNA Mobile Market Food Distribution: Third Wednesday of each month from 4:00-6:00 pm at Conner Creek Mobile Home Park (20 Ducks Walk Trail, Hendersonville) through the end of 2020. This is a contactless, drive through event FREE to all – no questions asked.

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.