Physical, Emotional, & Social Wellbeing
Caregiver Support Groups
Available via GoToMeeting. Register one day prior to the meeting. To register, please call 919-968-2087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Kim for more information.
Chapel Hill Parkinson's Support Group
- Thursday, October 8 at 1pm
- Friday, October 9 at 10:30am
- Thursday, October 22 at 1pm
- Friday, October 23 at 10:30am
Available via Zoom - contact Jessica Shurer (919-843-1657) for more information. Please RSVP by the Monday before.
Meditation - GuidedLoving Kindness meditation creates a space within which we can connect to love and compassion for ourselves and others. No meditation experience necessary! This simple but powerful guided meditation will be led by Department on Aging staff member Lisa Meinert. Contact Lisa to register: Lmeinert@orangecountync.gov, or 919- 245-4251 by October 5th.
- Care Partners: Tuesday, October 6 at 12:30pm
- People with Parkinson's: Tuesday, October 6 at 2:30pm
- Monday, October 12 at 10:30am
At-Home exercise and wellness options designed to help keep you fit and healthy with your favorite OCDOA fitness instructors: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/2371/Fit-Seniors.
Care Partners Education Series: Self Care
Discover ways you can take care of yourself while managing the role of caregiver, join Byran Godfrey, MSW, LCSW. Contact Kendall
for more information.
Dementia - Let's Talk About It
- Monday, October 19, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Join OCDoA’s dementia care specialists for a conversation around topics related to dementia education, living with cognitive change, and being a dementia caregiver. We will provide 15-30 minutes of education at the start of the hour, and the remaining time will be spent in conversation, Q&A, and resource-sharing around the day’s topic. Contact Marie
for more information.
- Tuesday, October 6 at 10:15am: 10 Ways to Care for Your Brain
- Tuesday, October 20 at 10:15am: Delirium
Home Safety Chats
Join occupational therapist Marie Dagger virtually on GoToMeeting for 30 minutes of education and Q&A about staying safe at home. Bring your requests related to the day's topic! Contact Marie for more information.
Virtual Caregivers Summit
- Tuesday, October 13 at 10am: Medical Alert Systems
- Tuesday, October 27 at 10am: Ramps
Due to implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that caregivers are caring for our most vulnerable population, this year will be a VIRTUAL
event scheduled for Thursday, October 22
. Those who register will be sent a link to access the event. Be sure to check out the FAQ
page for more information on how this year’s conference will be set up. A printable flyer can also be found here
. Registered participants will also have the added benefit of being able to watch the sessions after October 22, as they will be recorded.
- Thursday, October 22 at 9am