Events

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…