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Second Senior Education Conference Slated for November 7

Post Date:10/12/2018 11:57 AM

After a very successful inaugural event last April, the Chatham County Council on Aging and the NC Cooperative Extension Service of Chatham offer their Second Senior Education Conference on Wednesday, November 7, from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. To register, CLICK HERE. The deadline is October 31, 2018.

“We are very excited about offering this event as it was extremely well received by all who attended. We were at full capacity and expect that to be the case again given the outstanding presenters and topics that will be covered,” remarked Melanie Girard, director of Development and Communications for the Council on Aging.

Attendee feedback from last April tells it all: “Everything was great!...A wonderful day…very professional and informative…a super success…loved it all…anticipating next event…only wish I could have attended more sessions.” 

The keynote speaker is Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As co-author of “The Economic Impact of the African American Population on the State of North Carolina" and a study on the economic impact of North Carolina’s Hispanic population, Dr. Johnson is well equipped to tackle the session topic “The Browning & Graying of America—Implications of Immigration for an Aging Population.” This promises to be a very thought-provoking presentation.

Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops on a wide variety of topics, including fraud and scam protection, advanced care planning and directives, composting kitchen and garden waste, staying safe in the hospital, taking care of the caregiver, useful wild plants, the MIND diet, downsizing and decluttering, farm transition planning, understanding medical aid in dying, cooking and fermenting demonstrations, financial and estate planning, discovering Nia for holistic fitness, and more.

The registration fee of $25 also includes a hot lunch and access to a wide array of community exhibitors. “What a deal,” said Girard. Best of all, the net proceeds from this wonderful day go to support our Meals on Wheels and Family Caregiver Support Program.” 

“This is a very exciting opportunity for residents of Chatham and our surrounding counties,” noted Dennis Streets, director of the Council on Aging. “Registration is now open. I encourage people to register early as space is limited to the first 150 persons.”

To register by October 31 or to get more information about this conference, visit CLICK HERE or one of the two senior center at: Eastern Center, 919-542-4512, or Western Center, 919-742-3975. 

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