The award is named for the late Ernest B. Messer, a respected champion for aging in the State General Assembly and past assistant secretary for aging for the NC Department of Health and Human Services between 1981 and 1985. In presenting the award.
Got nothing to hide? Think again. Privacy is what sets us apart from the animals. It’s also what sets many countries and citizens apart from dictatorships and despots. People often don’t think about their rights until they need them — whether it’s when they’re arrested at a protest or pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
CLOSE Maybe con artists are inspired by the movie “The Mule” where Clint Eastwood plays an octogenarian who hauls cocaine shipments in a Lincoln pickup for a Mexican cartel. Maybe it’s all the political haggling over “The Wall” where President Donald Trump and his supporters want to beef up border security by creating a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to combat drug traffickers.
Join Chatham County resident and yoga instructor, Tim Keim, for an introduction to the science of Ayurveda. The science of Ayurveda dates back over 5,000 years and is the healing system of Yoga.
During this 45 minute presentation, Tim will explore the root causes of disease, the basic elements of the human constitution according to Ayurveda, and how to match the qualities of imbalance with the opposite qualities that will create health and harmony in mind and body. Participants will learn about how Ayurveda unleashes the body’s potential to heal itself by regulating genetic expression and body chemistry.
Tim Keim is our new Monday movements class chair yoga instructor. He has practiced yoga for a quarter century and is a long-time yoga teacher and yoga therapist. In that time, Tim has cured himself of Crohn’s Disease and healed many other conditions with yoga and Ayurveda. Tim is also a longtime broadcaster, writer and speaker on the topics of health and well being.
This program is free and open to the public.
A follow-up to our July 05, 2018 News item on this policy advising group.
The Chatham County Council on Aging seeks someone to serve as an alternate representative to the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL), which provides a united voice for older residents on important state policy and funding issues. The deadline to express interest is January 28, 2019.
After serving as Chatham County’s delegate to the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) for many years, Dr. Anne Kissel resigned effective January 1, 2019. In reflecting on her service, Kissel shared that “the NC STHL is a valuable organization which serves as a consistent voice for the needs, rights, and interests of our state’s older population, particularly its most vulnerable elders.”
Ed Regan, who had been serving as alternate to the STHL, has been appointed as a delegate. Regan brings to this volunteer position extensive experience in human services and intergovernmental relations. Among his many volunteer roles, he is a counselor for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP).
With Regan’s appointment as STHL delegate, there is now an opportunity for appointment of an alternate. The alternate will also serve as one of Chatham’s representatives to the Regional Aging Advisory Council of the Triangle J Council of Governments.
What is the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature?
The North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in July 1993 to:
- Provide information to seniors on the legislative process and matters being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly;
- Promote citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues before the North Carolina General Assembly; and
- Assess the legislative needs of older citizens by convening a forum modeled after the North Carolina General Assembly.
Each of North Carolina’s 100 North Carolina counties is entitled to one delegate, and most counties also have an alternate delegate. Delegates and alternates must be age 60 or older. The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services provides staff support for the Senior Tar Heel Legislature in cooperation with the 16 Area Agencies on Aging, which are responsible for conducting the selection of delegates and alternates. In the case of Chatham, the Area Agency on Aging at the Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) appoints the STHL delegate and alternate.
The Senior Tar Heel Legislature, which celebrated its 25th year of advocacy in October, meets three times a year, usually in Raleigh. To get a sense of the issues they consider, see http://www.
The Regional Aging Advisory Council holds a luncheon meeting every other month at the TJCOG office in the Research Triangle Park (near the Sheraton Imperial).
Who to Contact?
By January 28, persons who would like to be considered for the STHL alternate position may contact Mary Warren, the Area Agency on Aging Director, at 919-558-9398,firstname.lastname@example.org
Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in January and February 2019. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name.
Drop-in Computer Assistance: January 9, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (no registration required)
eBook Assistance: January 15, Tuesday, 3:00, 3:30, & 4:30 PM (30-minute, one-on-one sessions)
Find Your Next Favorite Book!: January 23, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Microsoft Word Basics, Part 1: February 5, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2: February 12, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Drop-in Computer Assistance: February 13, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (no registration required)
Genealogy 101: February 20, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
The Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (January 9 and February 13) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@
All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.