Focus on Education

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Includes, but not limited to, Fearrington Cares Education Committee programs and events, Olli classes, Peer Learning classes, Galloway Ridge education events, Great Decisions programming, online learning, UNC & Duke opportunities, etc.

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors

Event Also Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Each year North Carolina recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Increasing awareness of one of the most vulnerable populations is now more important than ever. The Adult Services Division of Chatham County Social Services Services, Cooperative Extension and the Council on Aging and NC Cooperative Extension jointly host a free event on the dangers of scams to bring awareness of elder abuse to you and your loved ones.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 30, 9:30 AM to Noon at the Council on Aging;-Western Senior Center at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City. [MAP]

The program will include such topics scams and fraudulent schemes through the internet, sweepstakes, lotteries, home repairs, phone and telemarketing scams, reverse mortgages and Medicare fraud. Presenters include Hugh Harris with NC Department of Justice, Stephanie Bias with NC Department of Insurance, and the Chatham County Council on Aging.

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors 2019-05-06T13:26:04-04:00

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library

Schedule for Free Computer Classes During May & June 2019

At the Pittsboro Community Library

Improve your computer skills at Chatham Community Library! The library is offering a series of free computer classes in May and June. You can find a description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name below.

Drop-in Computer AssistanceMay 8, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 1May 14, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 2: May 21, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NEW!  Google Apps:  June 4, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Drop-in Computer Assistance  June 12, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 1: June 19, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2June 26, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NOTE that the Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (May 8 and June 12) 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@chathamlibraries.org.

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 [MAP].

3) 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@chathamlibraries.org.

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.

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library 2019-04-24T20:14:07-04:00

Second Senior Education Conference on November 7, 2018 at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro

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…)

Second Senior Education Conference on November 7, 2018 at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro 2018-08-20T10:12:23-04:00

Fall 2018 OLLI Course Catalogs Now Available at the Fearrington Smoke House

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.

Fall 2018 OLLI Course Catalogs Now Available at the Fearrington Smoke House 2018-08-20T10:03:32-04:00