Senior Center Calendar of Events for August
Wayne County Services on Aging/Peggy Seegars Senior Center PSA
Contact Paula Edwards @ 919-705-1785 or Lisa Weston@ 919-731-1589
Substitute Nurse-Needed for In-Home Aide Program?
Are you a retired RN wanting to still use your skills at a rewarding job?. We are looking for someone to work when the full time RN is out. This is not a regularly scheduled job. This is only as needed. No nights, holidays or weekends. Contact RN Sandi Barbour at 919-731-1587 if interested.
Diabetes Health Workshop-Dr. Mack Bonner
Wednesday, August 3 at 10:30am, Dr. Mack Bonner with the American Diabetes Association will be here to discuss Diabetes and its successful management. Diabetes management requires awareness and keeping within the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall and how to control these day-to-day factors.
Dementia: Reducing Your Risk
This is a hot topic for seniors because the greatest risk factor for getting dementia is simply getting older, something that happens to all of us. So what risk factors can you do something about? Come chat with Lisa Levine from Dementia Alliance on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:15pm, about what you can do to support your brain health.
Brookdale Senior Living specialists will be here to present on decluttering your home. Decluttering can help improve your mood, ease anxiety and improve productivity. Join us on Wednesday, August 17 at 12:00 noon for this informative presentation.
Caring for Animals
Graham Price, Animal Services of Wayne County Director, will be here on Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00am. Mr. Price will discuss and answer questions on how to care for your pets. Mr. Price will bring some furry friends along who are eligible for adoption.
FREE Blood Pressure Checks
Mr. Charles Wright, LPN from Rebuilding Broken Places, will be available at the Senior Center on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:00 noon to do blood pressure checks.
Legal Aid Attorney
On Wednesday, August 10 at 10:30am, Attorney Travis Rothschild will be with us to speak on a number of topics, including Wills, Advanced Care Directives, Power of Attorney and other general services Legal Aid can offer. You don’t want to miss this one!!
Advance Care Directive Notary
Thursday, August 11th, 12:00pm to 2:00 pm, Vicki Dougherty will be here to notarize your Advance Care Documents. If you need Advance Care documents, you can find information at: vidanthealth.com/advance care.
Certified Drums Alive instructor, Lisa Weston, will offer this fitness class on Tuesdays in August, beginning August 2nd and ending August 30th from 10:45 am to 11:30 am. Drums Alive combines dynamic, aerobic movements with pulsating rhythms of drumming. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 919-731-1589 to register.
FREE Smartphones Lecture
On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 10:00am-11:00am join Paula Reich to learn about popular smartphones on market and some of their pros and cons. Paula will also compare and contrast two of the most popular operating systems: Apple and Android. Registration is required; call 919-731-1589.
Operation Fan Heat Relief
Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR) is a summer program intended to provide a more comfortable living environment and to reduce heat related illnesses. Summertime can be a difficult and dangerous time for our seniors in Wayne County especially when they do not have a means to keep their homes cool. Contributions from Duke Energy Progress make it possible for OFHR to provide fans to Wayne County Seniors at no cost that have a home situation where a threat to health and well-being exists. Fans are very limited through this funding. However, the Peggy Seegars Senior Center will gladly accept donated new fans or monetary donations to buy fans to distribute to seniors in need. For more information, you may contact Kathleen Ivey at 919-731-1608.
Caregiver Class-August 22-Communication with Dementia
Therapeutic Alternatives Mental Health Specialty Team is offering a monthly education series designed to provide information for individuals providing care and support for a friend or family member or have an interest in the geriatric population. The program’s goal is to strengthen your skills and resilience and bolster the ability to nurture and support those for whom you care. A one-hour continuing education certificate will be available for each participant. Class will be held at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center on Monday, August 22 at 5:30 pm, plan to attend in person or by Zoom. There is no charge or age requirement for this class. For more information, or to set up a Zoom link, contact Lisa Weston at 919-731-1589.