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Tech Tuesday’s November 05, 2019 Program on “Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape”

Submitted by Mary Johnson

Attendees at the November 05th, 2019 FearringtonEdge Web Security Program, part of the Tech Tuesdays Series, learned best practices for staying safe on the Internet.

Network security professional and experienced OLLI instructor, Tom Foss explained vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques for email, internet shopping, and password protection.  Tom’s presentation sparked lively discussions and pointed questions from among the 40 attendees about online behavior and avoidance of malware and bad actors.

This program followed Tom’s October 01st program on home network security.  Links to both presentations are here:

The Tech Tuesdays Series is produced by FearringtonEdge and is sponsored by Fearrington Cares.

Tech Tuesday’s November 05, 2019 Program on “Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape” 2019-11-05T21:34:46-05:00

2019 Parkinson’s “Is No Walk In The Park” Community Fundraiser Event

Submitted by Doug Zabor

Fearrington Cares offers a number of very important support group. One of them is the Parkinson’s Support group which meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Gathering Place.  Our group includes 14 or so people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their partners or spouses along with a number of widow/widowers of PWPs.

Since the single most important way to help to slow the inevitable progression of  Parkinson’s, every year, the Parkinson’s Foundation–the largest Parkinson’s research and support association focused solely on research into the causes and possible cures of Parkinson’s along with information and services–organizes an awareness and fundraiser called “Moving Day.

The Fearrington Village Support group calls itself  Team “Beltie MOOvers.”  We work and walk to encourage our wonderful Fearrington community to learn more about Parkinson’s and help us raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Three years ago, we came up with “Parkinson’s is No Walk in the Park” event.

This year we met at the Camden mail kiosk at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 with 50 people joining in to walk one time around Camden Park. 8 PWP, 20 relatives, and 22 folks from our supportive Fearrington Community enjoyed a beautiful morning in wheelchairs, roller walkers, with canes or walking around the park. This year they raised $15,643, up from nearly $10,000 in 2018, $8000 in 2017, and $4,000 in 2016.

We’d like to be the number one team in the Triangle but we need a few thousand more. If you’d like to support us, donate to Magda Schijff  by using this secure online site, or you could send a check, with Belti MOOvers in the memo line, to:

Triangle Moving Day, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

And please, next year, when you see our Walk Around the Park in the Fearrington Cares kiosk shadow boxes, come on out to learn more about Parkinson’s and how the Parkinson’s Foundation is helping PWP locally, regionally, and nationally.

2019 Parkinson’s “Is No Walk In The Park” Community Fundraiser Event 2019-11-18T22:06:25-05:00

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors | My Medicare Matters

Coverage of preventive services is one of the most important parts of Medicare’s role in keeping people healthy. Whether reinforcing immunizations you received as a child, or preparing you for next flu season, vaccines are a key part of avoiding diseases that can prevent you from aging well.

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors 2019-10-28T08:09:21-04:00

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
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