Last year, Gerstenzang co-founded Umbrella, a service that helps older adults stay in their homes by connecting them to a vetted group of mostly retired handy-people who help them with chores that can become more difficult with age. Umbrella’s part-time workforce ranges from age 25 to 72, while customers range from age 65 to 98.
Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in November and December. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name.
Drop-in Computer Assistance November 14, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Intro to Facebook November 15, Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 1 December 4, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 2 December 11, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Drop-in Computer Assistance December 12, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
The Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (November 14 and December 12) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Register online by clicking here. For more information, call 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.
Fearrington Cares Parkinson’s Support Group held its third annual “Walk Around the Park” for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018. See the photo gallery.
The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and funds for a cure. This year’s Walk included 80 family, friends, village neighbors, a yoga class, and Fearrington Dutch folk who all joined members of the Parkinson’s Support Group. Donations of $1,500 were accepted for the Parkinson’s Foundation but were not required. To also donate, go to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, use this link.
The group is now raising funds to participate in the Parkinson’s Moving Day NC Triangle Walk on November 03, 2018. For more details, to join their team (Beltie MOOvers), go to movingdaywalk.org/MOOvers, or email Doug Zabor at the address below.
Beltie MOOvers team members will be able to purchase a Beltie t-shirt for half-price!
For information contact Doug Zabor
Follow-Up RESOURCES for the well-attended “Computer FAQs: Sharpening Your Internet & Computer Skills” presented by Frank Abrams and Greg Flood, members of the Fearrington Cares Computer Help Group on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at The Gathering Place. This program was produced by the Fearrington Cares Education Committee and the Fearrington Cares Computer Help Group.
- Open, read (and print if you wish) the presentation slides, including the Glossary section.
- To watch the slide presentation, use this link, which includes a little navigation bar at the bottom left.
The Chatham County Council on Aging joins with the Family Caregiver Program in offering a special workshop, A Positive Approach to Care (Hand Under Hand TM), which provides help for those caring for people with dementia and other challenging issues. The workshop is slated for Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6 PM a t the Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro.