Next “Assisting Older Adults” Class scheduled for July 7, 2021

Assisting Older Adults Class

Are you a caregiver for an older adults? This class was designed for you!

Class includes information on how to have difficult conversations, what to expect as a caregiver, potential areas of need for older adults and resources to help, dealing with dementia, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting.


New “Managing Stress Workshop” Scheduled for August 19, 2021

Let’s face it, caregiving can be stressful at times.

This workshop provides a brief introduction to the Powerful Tools for Caregivers sessions scheduled to begin September 2, 2021

and focuses on tools useful for stress management.

You do not have to participate in PTC regular sessions to attend, but we encourage you to take advantage of the regular sessions as well.

Date:  Thursday, August 19, 2021

Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom)

Must have a computer or tablet with microphone, camera, and reliable internet connection.

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111 extension 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org 

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting

Registration deadline is August 13, 2021. 


Next “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Classes Scheduled to Begin September 2, 2021

Are you a family caregiver of an older adult?  You need some powerful tools to help you because its not easy being a caregiver.

PTC can give you the skills you need to take care of yourself while caring for someone else.  By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Learn ways to help reduce stress, improve self-confidence, manage time, set goals and solve problems, better communicate your feelings, make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources

Six sessions are held once a week led by trained, experienced class leaders.

Participants receive a workbook to accompany the class and are provided additional caregiver resources at no cost.

Dates:  Every Thursday beginning September 2, 2021 through October 7, 2021

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom).

Must have a computer or tablet with microphone, camera, and reliable internet connection.

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111 extension 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org 

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting

Registration deadline is August 13, 2021. 


New Virtual “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Classes Starting April 15, 2021


Cumberland Community Foundation 40th Anniversary

Cumberland Community Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary and as part of that celebration is awarding $400,000 in general support grants to some of its longtime nonprofit partners including the Council on Older Adults. The Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of seniors in our community and has partnered with our organization through the years to increase our capacity to serve older adults and their caregivers with such services as our Meals on Wheels, Community Caregiving Circle, Home Accessibility, and Information & Referral programs.

The Council on Older Adults gratefully acknowledges a $10,000 grant from the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Click on the icon below to go to the CCF website.


Join an Online Caregiver Support Group

Now offering two date/time options to better serve our caregivers.

Option 1: Beginning in March 2021 the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom.

Option 2: Beginning in April 2021 the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom.

                   To receive a Zoom invitation please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the next meeting

 


Assisting Older Adults Class Online Coming March 3, 2021

Assisting Older Adults Online Class

Are you a caregiver for an older adults? This class was designed for you!

Class includes information on how to have difficult conversations, what to expect as a caregiver, potential areas of need for older adults and resources to help, dealing with dementia, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting


Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7, 2020. Changes are effective January 1, 2021. If you need help comparing plans please call us at (910) 484-0111 to schedule an appointment with a certified SHIIP counselor.


Summer Fan Giveaway for Seniors Needing Extra Help Keeping Cool This Summer

Our annual Summer Fan Project starts June 1, 2020.

20″ box fans are available free of charge to those meeting the following criteria:

-Must be 60 years of age or older

 -Must live in Cumberland County



At this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, fans can be picked Monday- Thursday only, from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Please call 484-0111 to request a fan and to schedule for pickup. Please bring photo ID.


Online Caregiver Classes and Support Groups

Caregiving is never easy, even during the best of times and caregivers need all the support they can get.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 health crisis has caused us to cancel all group gatherings including our Caregiver Support Group, Assisting Older Adults classes, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers® workshops until further notice.  It is always preferred to conduct such programming in-person, but times have changed. We still want support our caregivers during this crisis and and even after this crisis is over through the introduction of online caregiver classes and support groups. We are trying to see if there is any interest in online support. Please give us a call or email us and let us know what your needs are.

 If you are interested in an online support group and/or future online caregiver classes, please contact Lisa Hughes for more information.

 

Call: 910-484-0111, extension 242

Email: lhughes@ccccooa.org

 

 

 


Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and fifty-three years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.

 

339 Devers Street
Fayetteville, NC  28303
Telephone:(910) 484-0111
Fax: (910) 484-0627