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Aging Policy Listening Sessions for the 2019‐2023 State Aging Services Plan

As requested, the Division of Aging and Adult Services has scheduled two additional state plan listening sessions in the month of June. As a reminder, the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services and North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging are co‐hosting these listening sessions. The sessions will help identify the needs of North Carolina's older citizens, disabled adults and their caregivers. The information gathered will inform North Carolina’s
2019‐2023 Aging Services Plan. The two additional listening sessions will be held at the following locations:

June 19, 2018
Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation Building
4561 County Home Road
Greenville, NC 27858
10 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m.

June 27, 2018
Centralina Council of Governments
9815 David Taylor Drive
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28262
10 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m.

Attendees may register to speak upon arrival at the meetings or in advance by completing the on‐line Listening Session Sign‐Up Form. Speakers will be limited to three minutes and are encouraged to provide a written copy of their comments when registering. The scheduled meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities. If you plan to attend and need assistance or special accommodations please complete the Listening Session Sign‐Up Form.

Those who are unable to attend one of the meetings may submit written comments by June 29, 2018 to:

Aging PlanDivision of Aging and Adult Services
2101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699‐2101

Comments may also be e‐mailed to agingplan@dhhs.nc.gov or faxed to Aging Plan at (919)733‐0443.

The current Aging Services Plan is available at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/plan.htm.
We look forward to hearing from you!

April 23, 2018
By: Pam Brandon Age-u-cate President/Founder
The Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging trained 20 leaders to be authorized to lead the Dementia Live® coaches throughout its nine-county region, reaching families and professional caregivers for persons living with dementia. “We are excited to bring this impactful dementia experience to our community, “stated Human Services Planner, January
Brown who led this effort as part of the Family Caregiver Support Program.

The Eastern Council Area Agency on Aging serves a population of 645,000 and whose mission is to advocate, plan, develop and support a comprehensive system of quality services designed to attain and preserve quality of life, health, and independence of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.

Ms. Brown said, “their leaders would be implementing the Dementia Live training to serve in a variety of settings include long-term care facilities, first responder’s trainings, community, and professional settings. We need to meet the fast growing numbers of caregivers who are serving those with dementia, either in the home or community based settings. “

Dementia Live® is an innovative program designed by a team of dementia, sensitivity awareness, and professional development experts from the internationally recognized AGE-u-cate® Training Institute based in Dallas/Fort Worth. The Dementia Live program is the newest tool in the powerful arena of training being used for the booming number of family caregivers, direct care staff, healthcare professionals, college and university
students. “We are at a crossroads of choosing to improve care and quality of life for those living with dementia. It affects virtually every segment of our society”, states Pam Brandon, President and Founder of AGE-u-cate. “We must equip those who are serving our older adults to better understand their challenges.”

Our community leaders will be offering the Dementia Live program to individuals in Craven, Carteret, Onslow, Pamlico, Duplin, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, and Wayne Counties. Please contact Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging at 252-638-3185 for information on how to obtain this valuable training.

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Neuse River Senior Games, Duplin Seniors having a great time. Once the games are complete, we can report on all of the medals returning home to Duplin.

Great trip to DC to meet with other Area Agencies on Aging staff from across the country. Had to privilege to meet with NC Senator Burr and his staff and staff from NC Senator Tillis’ Office. It’s an honor to be able represent the needs and express the importance of services and programs for older adults and caregivers!

2018 Onslow County Senior Services Volunteer Appreciation event. We love all the volunteers who help make things happen for our seniors!

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Congratulations, to our first "Powerful Tools for Caregiver" Graduates! Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is an evidence-based program that provides caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges that come with being a caregiver. For more information on the course, contact Frankie Hobbs at 910-296-2140.

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