Personal Aspects of Aging in Community

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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

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

Resource Materials from September 03rd Emergency Preparedness Program

With all eyes on the possible approach of Hurricane Dorian, Fearrington residents learned emergency preparedness techniques from Chatham County Emergency Response (CERT) team member Andy Foshee at a September 3 presentation sponsored by FearringtonEdge.  Focusing on how to minimize health and safety challenges in the event of major and widespread power outages and other emergency situations, Mr. Foshee urged residents to follow FEMA guidelines for maintaining seven-day food and water supplies and preparing “go bags” in the case of forced evacuations.  The full slide deck and other recommendations are posted here. 

FHA Health, Safety & Security Director Carl Angel, who assisted in arranging the program, noted that Chatham CERT offers free training for volunteers interested in learning how to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of local emergencies. Residents interested in developing a Fearrington cadre of trained volunteers should contact Carl for more information.
Resource Materials from September 03rd Emergency Preparedness Program 2019-09-04T08:07:43-04:00

Fearrington’s Experienced Innovators & NCSU’s Graduate Students in Industrial Design

During March, April, and May 2019, a small group of Fearrington residents participated in a Fearrington Cares Experienced Innovators project under the leadership of Lee Anne McClymont, Fellow for the U.S. Southeast Region of The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship. Lee Anne designed the experience to be part of an innovative beta project to “reconsider the lifeline of multigenerational workplaces and learning communities.”

During these three months, this group of Fearrington Experienced Innovators worked closely with four graduate students in the NCSU Master’s Degree program in Industrial Design to evaluate their semester-long original design projects during the critical development stages.

The students met four times with the group at Fearrington Cares and a subset of the group also visited the NCSU’s College of Industrial Design in Raleigh, where they met all the other graduate students in the Industrial design class, toured the several well-equipped design labs where students work-up models of their projects, and spent 90 minutes reviewing the students’ projects, which had incorporated many of the suggestions the students had received during the earlier sessions back in Fearrington and making further suggestions for final refinements.

Near the end of the semester, the students returned to Fearrington to demo their finished products and to express their sincere appreciation for the valued contributions made by these Experienced Innovators. Overall, this was an amazingly productive beta project.

Visit this site to read Lee Anne McClymont’s wonderful overview of the project design and its significance for “restoring balance to the generation-stratified workplace” and to see samples of the results of the projects developed by the students.

Lee Anne is currently working with Fearrington Cares to design and launch the next Experienced Innovators group expected to be underway during the current fall term at NCSU. Watch for the forthcoming details!


Project participants included: STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, EXPERIENCED INNOVATORS (formerly known as Elder Innovators): Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, John Tyrrell, and Amy Nullman.

Fearrington’s Experienced Innovators & NCSU’s Graduate Students in Industrial Design 2019-08-29T22:16:01-04:00
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