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UNC Diversity in Aging (Free) Symposium on Elder Care

PiAP is hosting a FREE symposium that will highlight issues related to caregiving for and with older adults from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Speakers will highlight traditions and beliefs around caregiving as well as pragmatic aspects of giving and receiving care through a specific cultural lens. Check out more information and register here!

ABOUT  Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP). a campus-wide program at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill understands later life in the 21st century as a time for continued growth and invigoration and works to challenge stereotypes that frame aging as an experience of diminishment and loss. By collaborating with organizations and institutions, they nurture dialogue about the personal and societal meaning of having a long life, and advance civic engagement as a way to bring about a new kind of aging. PiAP provides expertise and resources to UNC faculty, students, and community partners seeking to reframe the aging experience, together.

UNC Diversity in Aging (Free) Symposium on Elder Care 2020-02-25T09:39:38-05:00

Report on FearringtonEdge Tech Tuesdays Series Program on February 04th, 2020

An after-action report on Tech Tuesdays February 04, 2020 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place “Beyond Google Search: Google for Students and for Us”

Submitted by Mary Johnson

About 20 residents attended the special FearringtonEdge program on Tuesday, February 4, which featured Mr. Tom Mullaney from Northwood High School.  Tom, the Digital Learning Facilitator at Northwood,  discussed Google apps and capabilities which are available at no charge to anyone with a Gmail account.  The same apps used by schools and universities throughout the world are accessible to all of us; with a little practice, we can explore the world from our armchairs, create our own digital maps and timelines, collaborate in real-time with friends around the globe and share our creations with our families or with the world.

Tom explained that, at Northwood, all students receive Google Chromebooks for their use during the school year.  Focusing on the “Four Cs” — Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, and Creativity — the curriculum helps Chatham County high school students to learn to exploit the tools and the research available through Internet connectivity.  Those same tools, such as MyMaps, Google Earth, Google Images, Google Expeditions, and Google Keep are available to all of us.

Use this hotlink to check the FearringtonEdge Program page for a link to some of Tom’s suggestions, coming soon and for all their other program details.
The Tech Tuesdays Series Program page can be accessed by using its own submenu tab on the NEWS menu. 
Report on FearringtonEdge Tech Tuesdays Series Program on February 04th, 2020 2020-02-05T17:08:50-05:00

New AARP Report: 50-Plus Population Driving Force In U.S. Economy, Massive Growth Projected

New AARP Report: 50-Plus Population Driving Force In U.S. Economy, Massive Growth Projected

New AARP report shows 50-plus population contributes an economic GDP equivalent to the third largest world economy. A forecasting model estimates that number will grow 240 percent by 2050. Other surprises? Last year consumers 50-plus outspend the under-50 on technology purchases.

New AARP Report: 50-Plus Population Driving Force In U.S. Economy, Massive Growth Projected 2020-01-21T21:36:56-05:00

Bystander CPR Classes in February 2020

Learn Bystander CPR

February 07 or 08 at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

February 06 or 19 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

at the Gathering Place

When a person experiences cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, the minutes before the paramedics arrive can mean life or death. People who witness the event can help but bystander CPR is performed less than half the time. Impressively, bystander CPR can double the survival rates of those who have sudden cardiac arrest. We will be sponsoring four American Heart Association bystander CPR training classes in February. Each class must have four to six Villagers. Registration is required; please call the Fearrington Cares Center (919-542-6877) for more information or to register for a class. The charge is $45 per person, payable at the class.

NORTH CAROLINA GOOD SAMARITAN LAW provides immunity from civil liability for those who provide CPR and act in good faith when using an AED to attempt to save a lifeThis immunity includes untrained persons who provide “Bystander CPR” and anyone who chooses to use the AED under the instruction from the 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatcher.

Bystander CPR Classes in February 2020 2020-01-20T22:08:45-05:00
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