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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

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

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

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog

Exercising during the winter months can be challenging as temperatures drop, roads and sidewalks are slippery, and storms prevent outdoor activities. Here are 6 ways to keep active this season.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter | NCOA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines recommend that adults move more and sit less throughout the day by engaging in a combination of aerobic activities, as well as balance training and muscle strengthening.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog 2019-10-28T08:14:12-04:00
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