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!
Register now to learn the basics of Social Security and Medicare on September 13-14.
The High Country Area Agency on Aging's new Resource Guide is now available!
Join the Empathy (R)Evolution and Rock Against Demenia!
Join us on April 12, from 1-3pm for the Caregiver Spring Renewal.