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The Caregiver Space - Issue 4 (May 2020)

The Caregiver Space - Issue 4 (May 2020)

The Caregiver Space - Issue 4 (May 2020)

High Country Area Agency on Aging Receives LGBT Platinum Credential

In accordance 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

Wilkes Caregiver Academy - 2020 Class Schedule  

NAMI Family Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Groups

November is National Family Caregivers Month

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!

Strong Body, Strong Mind - Tai Chi videos for home practice

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

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.