In concordance with the High Country Area Agency on Aging’s mission of inclusivity, the agency recently became the first Area Agency on Aging in the state to receive a SAGECare platinum credential in LGBT cultural competency. With the number of LGBT adults over age 50 expected to double by 2030, the High Country Area Agency on Aging aims to help reduce isolation and discrimination while improving equity.
Wilkes Caregiver Academy - 2020 Class Schedule
NAMI Family Support Groups
National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month, the time of year to recognize the hard work and dedication of family caregivers across our region and across the country. Celebrating family caregivers during this time enables all of us to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, educate family caregivers about self-identification, and increase support for family caregivers. To all the family caregivers out there, we say: Thank you!
Tai Chi for Health Warm-Up Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpQnJKNO9AQ&t=5s
Full Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhbxFnCRJnQ
Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 6-12, 2019
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 6-12, 2019, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness and dispelling myths. Although many people today understand that mental illness is a medical condition, there remains too much discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff, and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect, and the value of long-term care residents.
Want to learn more about Meals on Wheels of North Carolina? Be sure to pre-register for this fantastic training opportunity by September 20th.
The event will be held on October 3rd at the Alleghany Council on Aging from 10am-2pm. Hope to see you there!