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It’s Flu Season — Be Sure to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shots Coverage

Your costs in Original Medicare You pay nothing for a flu shot if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts for giving the shot. Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover.

It’s Flu Season — Be Sure to Get Your Flu Shot 2019-09-25T12:40:35-04:00

Good News – Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

Busy week in Congress for Healthy Aging
On Sept. 18, the House Education and Labor Committee adopted an Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization bill that includes many positive improvements for chronic disease self-management education (CDSME), falls prevention, and healthy aging in general. In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its proposed FY20 Labor-HHS-Appropriations bill, calling for level-funding for falls prevention and CDSME. Check out the press release from the National Council on Aging.

NCOA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Support for the Dignity in Aging Act | NCOA

Arlington, VA (September 17, 2019) ─ The National Council on Aging (NCOA) commends the leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor for introducing H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Chair Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep.

Good News – Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act 2019-09-20T15:02:37-04:00

Resource Materials from September 03rd Emergency Preparedness Program

With all eyes on the possible approach of Hurricane Dorian, Fearrington residents learned emergency preparedness techniques from Chatham County Emergency Response (CERT) team member Andy Foshee at a September 3 presentation sponsored by FearringtonEdge.  Focusing on how to minimize health and safety challenges in the event of major and widespread power outages and other emergency situations, Mr. Foshee urged residents to follow FEMA guidelines for maintaining seven-day food and water supplies and preparing “go bags” in the case of forced evacuations.  The full slide deck and other recommendations are posted here. 

FHA Health, Safety & Security Director Carl Angel, who assisted in arranging the program, noted that Chatham CERT offers free training for volunteers interested in learning how to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of local emergencies. Residents interested in developing a Fearrington cadre of trained volunteers should contact Carl for more information.
Resource Materials from September 03rd Emergency Preparedness Program 2019-09-04T08:07:43-04:00

Fearrington’s Experienced Innovators & NCSU’s Graduate Students in Industrial Design

During March, April, and May 2019, a small group of Fearrington residents participated in a Fearrington Cares Experienced Innovators project under the leadership of Lee Anne McClymont, Fellow for the U.S. Southeast Region of The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship. Lee Anne designed the experience to be part of an innovative beta project to “reconsider the lifeline of multigenerational workplaces and learning communities.”

During these three months, this group of Fearrington Experienced Innovators worked closely with four graduate students in the NCSU Master’s Degree program in Industrial Design to evaluate their semester-long original design projects during the critical development stages.

The students met four times with the group at Fearrington Cares and a subset of the group also visited the NCSU’s College of Industrial Design in Raleigh, where they met all the other graduate students in the Industrial design class, toured the several well-equipped design labs where students work-up models of their projects, and spent 90 minutes reviewing the students’ projects, which had incorporated many of the suggestions the students had received during the earlier sessions back in Fearrington and making further suggestions for final refinements.

Near the end of the semester, the students returned to Fearrington to demo their finished products and to express their sincere appreciation for the valued contributions made by these Experienced Innovators. Overall, this was an amazingly productive beta project.

Visit this site to read Lee Anne McClymont’s wonderful overview of the project design and its significance for “restoring balance to the generation-stratified workplace” and to see samples of the results of the projects developed by the students.

Lee Anne is currently working with Fearrington Cares to design and launch the next Experienced Innovators group expected to be underway during the current fall term at NCSU. Watch for the forthcoming details!

Project participants included: STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, EXPERIENCED INNOVATORS (formerly known as Elder Innovators): Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, John Tyrrell, and Amy Nullman.

Fearrington’s Experienced Innovators & NCSU’s Graduate Students in Industrial Design 2019-08-29T22:16:01-04:00
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