Events

WNC Annual Falls Prevention Conference

MAHEC 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

Annual interprofessional falls prevention conference. Participants can attend on-site at MAHEC Education in Asheville (limited seating) or via live webinar. Identify & implement fall prevention strategies for successful and safe independent aging. Utilize community resources for falls prevention. Describe the impact of dementia and vision challenges on falls. List Tai Chi principles for fall prevention and intervention.    

Free Online Dementia Awareness Session

Fundamental information on prevalence,  signs and symptoms and communication techniques. If you wish to attend , please register in advance for one of the following one hour Zoom classes. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   When: Oct 10, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdumppzkvEtbayDJsKeyx_j575gdXFGW6 .  

6th Annual Dr. Suzanne Landis Geriatric Summit

MAHEC 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health and wellness of older adults and their caregivers. Join with other healthcare providers and aging services providers as we explore how to identify and incorporate what really matters to the older adults in our care. This is a hybrid event, with limited on-site seating at MAHEC and a simultaneous live webinar.

Memory Café: Music of the 1950s

Fairview Library 1 Taylor Rd.,, Fairview,, NC

Memory Café: Music of the 1950s Fairview Library 1 Taylor Rd, Fairview, NC Take a stroll down memory lane at Fairview Library’s Memory Cafe! Listen to some golden oldies, dance like you’re at the sock hop, and share your favorite musical memories from the Fifties. We’ll have crafts, fun facts, vinyl records and more to get the memories flowing. This event is a gathering designed for people who are experiencing cognition and memory loss as a place to socialize, reminisce, and receive support, but it is open to all. Refreshments will be provided.  

Dementia Equity Programs in the Hispanic and LGBTQI+ Communities

In this webinar, participants will learn about dementia programs that focus on serving the needs of the Hispanic and LGBTQI+ communities, which historically have not received equitable care and support. Saul Juarez Aguilar will present information on various challenges to implementing new dementia initiatives in the Hispanic community and how collaboration continues to be an essential and powerful tool for promotion and sustainability. Understanding these challenges and efforts to serve the Hispanic community is essential as approximately 13% of Hispanics 65 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and 85% of Hispanics say it is essential for Alzheimer’s and dementia…