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Aging

  1. Dementia Basics: A Caregiver Education Series

    April 8, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    A four-part series with topics around: brain health - types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparing for the journey ahead. We invite those with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and other interested community members to join us! Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  2. Talking Across Differences: Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

    April 8, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Politics can be polarizing. It sometimes feels impossible to find common ground with people who think differently than we. Better Angels is an organization that brings together liberals and conservatives. During this Skills Training Workshop, you will be provided with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations with people who disagree politically; have the chance to practice these skills; and be motivated to have these conversations with people you know.

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  3. Hearing Screening and Ear Wax Check

    April 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Did you know that every 2 out of 3 people are affected be hearing loss? Hearing loss can also negatively affect your communication skills. A simple ear wax check and hearing screening can help change your ability to hear in the future. Come get yours, so you can hear clearly. Patricia O Johnson, AuD, F-AAA, ABA Certified, Doctor of Audiology and UNC Hearing and Communication Center Staff will provide the screenings at the senior centers. There will also be an explanation on the causes and symptoms of hearing loss. Register by: Fri, Mar 27 / Activity Code: (352079-07)

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  4. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  5. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and a guided group meditation. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and something that can easily be integrated into one's life style. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps: improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar. www.heartfulness.org

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  6. ESL Basic for Spanish Speakers / Inglés Básico para Hispanos

    April 10, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    If your mother language is Spanish and you feel that your English is lacking, this class is for you. The meetings are informal, but our goal is to improve your skills in English. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Si hablas español y tus conocimientos en inglés son limitados, esta clase es para ti. Las sesiones son informales, pero nuestra meta es mejorar tu habilidad para hablar el inglés. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Clases en curso - Viernes 1:00 a 2:30 pm.

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  7. Learn Scottish Language and Songs

    April 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Learn introductory Scottish Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, with a fluent speaker in a relaxed, informal environment. The first hour will focus on basic conversational phrases, the second hour on traditional songs from Highland tradition. Sign up for one or both hours. Min: 5/ Max: 15 Instructor: Michael Newton, PhD in Celtic Studies

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  8. Welcome to Medicare!

    April 13, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Chapel Hill Public Library

    Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions on Medicare - and all its parts. Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.

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  9. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  10. Comfort Touch

    April 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Discover the benefits of touch throughout our lives, and ways that it can be used in a variety of settings. Virginia Sprague is a licensed massage therapist with over 31 years of experience. She will demonstrate some simple methods of providing gentle, comforting touch, which can be used to lower stress and anxiety and provide a sense of well-being for those you care about. There will be time to receive and practice these methods. INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Sprague, licensed massage therapist, NC license #3732

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  11. Oral Health Education @ Passmore

    April 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Passmore Center

    Second year UNC School of Dentistry dental hygiene students will provide information on the importance of maintaining good oral health, which can minimize oral disease and tooth loss. Come and learn about oral health care including: dry mouth and the effects it can have on your teeth; importance of denture care; whitening your teeth; and more. In addition, toothbrushes will be given to attendees. Everyone is welcome!

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  12. Oral Health Education @ Seymour

    April 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Seymour Center

    Second year UNC School of Dentistry dental hygiene students will provide information on the importance of maintaining good oral health, which can minimize oral disease and tooth loss. Come and learn about oral health care including: dry mouth and the effects it can have on your teeth; importance of denture care; whitening your teeth; and more. In addition, toothbrushes will be given to attendees. Everyone is welcome!

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  13. Dementia Basics: A Caregiver Education Series

    April 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    A four-part series with topics around: brain health - types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparing for the journey ahead. We invite those with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and other interested community members to join us! Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  14. Talking Across Differences: Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

    April 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Politics can be polarizing. It sometimes feels impossible to find common ground with people who think differently than we. Better Angels is an organization that brings together liberals and conservatives. During this Skills Training Workshop, you will be provided with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations with people who disagree politically; have the chance to practice these skills; and be motivated to have these conversations with people you know.

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  15. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 16, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  16. Health Care Decisions Day

    April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Nothing is certain except death and taxes. That’s why Health Care Decisions Day is the day after tax day! Have you created your advanced care plan? Have you wondered how to have the conversation about end of life wishes with loved ones? Members of the End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team will be available at tables at each Center to discuss these topics and more. We will have copies of Five Wishes, the Conversation Project, and other resources available.

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  17. Health Care Decisions Day @ Passmore

    April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Nothing is certain except death and taxes. That’s why Health Care Decisions Day is the day after tax day! Have you created your advanced care plan? Have you wondered how to have the conversation about end of life wishes with loved ones? Members of the End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team will be available at tables at each Center to discuss these topics and more. We will have copies of Five Wishes, the Conversation Project, and other resources available.

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  18. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    April 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and a guided group meditation. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and something that can easily be integrated into one's life style. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps: improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar. www.heartfulness.org

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  19. Comfort Touch

    April 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Seymour Center

    Discover the benefits of touch throughout our lives, and ways that it can be used in a variety of settings. Virginia Sprague is a licensed massage therapist with over 31 years of experience. She will demonstrate some simple methods of providing gentle, comforting touch, which can be used to lower stress and anxiety and provide a sense of well-being for those you care about. There will be time to receive and practice these methods. INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Sprague, licensed massage therapist, NC license #3732

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  20. ESL Basic for Spanish Speakers / Inglés Básico para Hispanos

    April 17, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    If your mother language is Spanish and you feel that your English is lacking, this class is for you. The meetings are informal, but our goal is to improve your skills in English. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Si hablas español y tus conocimientos en inglés son limitados, esta clase es para ti. Las sesiones son informales, pero nuestra meta es mejorar tu habilidad para hablar el inglés. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Clases en curso - Viernes 1:00 a 2:30 pm.

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  21. Las Vegas Night

    April 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Win big at the annual Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center fundraiser. Your ticket includes Vegas-style casino gambling, $10,000 in “chips,” dancing, a delicious chicken & BBQ dinner, door prizes and more. There is even a grand prize Flat Screen HDTV and you don’t have to be present to win! Use your “winnings” from exciting games like Black Jack and Roulette to bid on auction items. This popular event sells out each year, so get your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 919.245.2015. Experienced volunteer dealers and casino operators are needed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Leo Allison at 919-563-9110. To donate $30+ auction item or help sponsor the event, please contact Helen Miller at 919-906-5923. The Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center is a volunteer non-profit organization which supports the programs and services provided by the Orange County Department on Aging.

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  22. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  23. Welcome to Medicare!

    April 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions on Medicare - and all its parts. Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.

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  24. Dementia Basics: A Caregiver Education Series

    April 22, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    A four-part series with topics around: brain health - types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparing for the journey ahead. We invite those with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and other interested community members to join us! Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  25. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  26. Legal Services

    April 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Join us for a Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., presentation by attorney, Melany Earnhardt, to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved one from fraud and exploitation. The following topics will be covered: 1) Money Smart – Avoid Financial Exploitation Talk: Elder financial exploitation can result in the loss of the ability to live independently, decline in health, broken trust, and it can fracture families. 2) Awareness Is The First Step: Discover information and tips to help prevent common frauds and other types of elder financial exploitation. *Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc provides free legal services to low-income individuals age 60 and over on a variety of civil legal issues. Service include: Consumer Protection Law; Advanced Directives – Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. To request legal advice and representation on civil legal matters, call the Senior Legal Helpline at 1-877-579-7562, Mon – Fri, 9 - 11 am or 1 - 3

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  27. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    April 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and a guided group meditation. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and something that can easily be integrated into one's life style. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps: improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar. www.heartfulness.org

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  28. Dizzy Clinic

    April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Are you dizzy or light-headed? Does it keep you from going out? Have you fallen in the past year? Therapists from ElderFit In Home Rehab will offer Vestibular screening! Stop by to ask questions and/ or get screened for dizziness and balance issues, and learn how you can be more independent.

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  29. Memory Screening

    April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    AFA Certified Dementia Care Partner Marie Dagger, MS, OTR/L is offering free memory and cognition screenings. This free, confidential assessment gives you more information about your memory and if follow-up with a physician is needed. This is a face- to-face meeting that takes about 20 minutes.

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  30. ESL Basic for Spanish Speakers / Inglés Básico para Hispanos

    April 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    If your mother language is Spanish and you feel that your English is lacking, this class is for you. The meetings are informal, but our goal is to improve your skills in English. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Si hablas español y tus conocimientos en inglés son limitados, esta clase es para ti. Las sesiones son informales, pero nuestra meta es mejorar tu habilidad para hablar el inglés. (Min: 5/ Max: 15) Clases en curso - Viernes 1:00 a 2:30 pm.

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  31. Mindfulness Fundamentals with Elijah Pruitt

    April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Passmore Center

    MINDFULNESS FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELIJAH PRUITT This is a four class series designed to introduce people to mindfulness practices for stress relief. Over the four classes we dive in to what mindfulness is, how it helps us, and how to apply it in the real world. Participants will experience a blend of meditation, body awareness, breathing, and guided relaxation techniques to increase the ability to cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of life.

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  32. World Tai Chi Day

    April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    World Tai Chi Day is held annually around the world on the last Saturday of April If you practice Tai Chi, lead a class, or are just curious, please join us for this event and discover the many benefits of this ancient practice.There will be demonstrations of the different forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gong and all are invited to try some of the forms.

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  33. Learn Scottish Language and Songs

    April 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Learn introductory Scottish Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, with a fluent speaker in a relaxed, informal environment. The first hour will focus on basic conversational phrases, the second hour on traditional songs from Highland tradition. Sign up for one or both hours. Min: 5/ Max: 15 Instructor: Michael Newton, PhD in Celtic Studies

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  34. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  35. Hanging Rock State Park Day Trip

    April 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Chapel Hill Community Center

    Outdoor Adventures w/Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation (Seniors Only Trip 50+). Explore Hanging Rock State Park! You’ll hike, take in the sights, and relax around waterfalls. Discover Troy’s Den and its history during the American Revolution. We’ll grab an early dinner before heading home. To register call 919-968-2784, visit www.chapelhillparks.org or email kdodson@townofchapelhill.org

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  36. Staying Safe On The Move

    April 29, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Do you want to be safe while on the move? Are you afraid of falling? No matter how you are trying to move, you should be safe while doing it. Driving, public transportation, walking, and riding bikes are ways to move. We offer programs to increase awareness on how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. On Wed, Apr 29, there will be a free *CarFit and Balance Screenings (by appointment only), footwear examinations, and walker and cane fitting adjustments. For more information, contact Latonya Brown – lbrown@orangecountync.gov or 919-245-4270. *CarFit is an educational program that offers the opportunity to check how well your personal vehicle “fits” you. Bring your vehicle to the Passmore Center to participate.

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  37. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  38. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    April 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and a guided group meditation. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and something that can easily be integrated into one's life style. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps: improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar. www.heartfulness.org

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