For Those of Us Who Occasionally Become Frustrated with Technology: Helpdesk support back in the day of the Middle Ages with English subtitles. Original taken from the show “Øystein og jeg” on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) in 2001. Posted by Mary Johnson, Fearrington EDGE
In the United States there are roughly 8.4 million people who are either blind or have some other visual impairment. In the entire world, that figure increases to 253 million. Here are six amazing examples of pieces of potentially game-changing technology that is designed to help them.
From wearable technology to automatic braille readers, technology is changing the environment for the visually impaired. Posted by Mary Johnson, Fearrington EDGE
Second Senior Education Conference on November 7, 2018 at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in PittsboroJon Darling 2018-08-20T10:12:23+00:00
Enjoy a day-long program of educational sessions on health and wellness, planning for the future, safety, and nutrition. Lunch included.
The Chatham County Council on Aging, in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension Service, is putting together a day-long program of educational sessions on a wide range of topics.
SPEAKER: The keynote speaker is Dr. James Johnson and he will be speaking on the “Browning and Graying of America”—Implications of Immigration for an Aging Population. It is sure to be a thought-provoking presentation.
TOPICS COVERED: Among the many other topics that will be addressed during the day by speakers from Chatham and surrounding counties include (more…)
The Chatham County Council on Aging joins with the Family Caregiver Program in offering a special workshop, A Positive Approach to Care (Hand Under Hand TM), which provides help for those caring for people with dementia and other challenging issues. The workshop is slated for Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6 PM a t the Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro.
When Hala Hijazi wanted her friends to meet London Breed, then a candidate for mayor of San Francisco, she invited the whole neighborhood. Ms. Hijazi, a community organizer and consultant, lives in the city’s Marina District and is a member of Nextdoor, the neighborhood social media site.
Copies of the Fall 2018 course catalog for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University are now available for pick up at the Fearrington Smoke House.
OLLI at Duke offers over 160 non-credit courses in various subjects with no assignments or grades to “seasoned” adults over age 50. Courses are at the Duke campus and at different nearby locations, including Galloway Ridge. OLLI’s Fall Registration starts on Tuesday, August 07th at 9:00 am. For online registration and additional information visit www.learnmore.duke.edu or call 919-684-6259. If you have any questions you can also call Warren Ort in Fearrington 919-533-6597. The Fall 2018 Course Catalog can be viewed and also be downloaded here. Up-to-date course enrollment status can be viewed here. (click “show” under the COURSES label).
Since 2001 philanthropist Bernard Osher has made grants from his foundation to launch OLLI programs at 120 universities and colleges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.