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Free series of talks about health issues of seniors continues August 20

Posted Monday, July 30, 2012

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Council on Aging and Piedmont Health Services invite residents to a free series of talks scheduled for July 25 to Dec. 13 on health aging topics, such as nutrition, home and community resources and medication. The talks at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro are open to people of all ages.

Piedmont Health’s Moncure Community Health Center will provide speakers and meals for the events. The scheduled topics are:

Aug. 21, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
“Aging in Place” – Home Safety and Community Resources

Sept. 26, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm
"It’s the Little Yellow Pill!” Managing Your Medications and Medicare Part D

Oct. 24, 12:30 pm.- 1:30 pm
“The Doctor is IN!” Let’s talk about Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Diabetes

Nov 15, 5:30 pm.- 6:30 pm
Dental and Vision Wellness Matters!

Dec 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and Dec 13, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
”Aging Options for Older Adults” – Maintaining Quality of Life

“We are thrilled to join with Piedmont Health Services to offer these talks to the community,” said Lindsay Hickling, wellness manager for the Chatham County Council on Aging. “It is part of our mission to promote and encourage independent living and physical and mental wellness through agency activities among the population over 60 years of age.”


For more information on the talks, contact Hickling at 919-542-4512. Or contact Debra Markley with Piedmont Health Services at 919-933-8494 ext. 1468.

The Council on Aging operates both the Eastern and Western Chatham Senior Centers, providing programs and services such as home delivered meals, in-home aide service, minor home repair, transportation, exercise and wellness programs, SHIIP and physical therapy.

Piedmont Health’s mission is “to improve the health and well-being of the community by providing high-quality, affordable and comprehensive primary health care.” Its vision is “a healthy community in which all people have timely access to quality health care.” Its community health care centers in Moncure and Siler City offer comprehensive primary medical and dental services, full in-house pharmacies, nutrition and WIC programs for all residents.

 
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