Upcoming Caregiver Class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is designed to help the family caregiver thrive, and not just survive, the caregiving journey. Join us to learn more about the skills necessary to successfully care for yourself while caring for your loved one. All attendees will receive The Caregiver Helpbook, as well as various additional resources.

Registration is required. Please see below for more information, including dates/times and how to sign up for the classes.


Summer Fan Giveaway For Seniors

Need help staying cool? Fans are available to individuals 60 years of age and older who live in Cumberland County.

Please call our office to inquire about availability prior to coming by, and be sure to bring your ID when coming to pick up your fan.


Dementia 101

Join us to learn more about what dementia is, how it’s diagnosed, tips on dementia care, and more!


Medicare Informational Session

Are you new to Medicare and interested in learning more about your coverage options? Join us for this free informational session!


Upcoming Educational Opportunity

Whether you are a family member, professional caregiver, concerned neighbor, or someone simply seeking information, please join us as we discuss care options, local resources, tips on having tough conversations, and caregiver self-care.


Upcoming Family Caregiver Class

One of the greatest challenges caregivers face is taking care of yourself. Join us to learn how to not only survive but THRIVE as a family caregiver of an older adult! All class participants will receive The Caregiver Helpbook, as well as various other useful resources.

Please see below for more details. For additional questions or to sign up, please contact Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111 ext 242.


Upcoming Workshops/Classes for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver of an older adult, you are invited to take advantage of these free opportunities.

To register for any of the workshops/classes below you can sign up by going to the registration page, or by calling (910) 484-0111 extension 242, or by emailing Lisa Hughes at lhughes@ccccooa.org

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New Memory Screenings and Dementia Education

Memory screenings through Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Program provide simple and safe “healthy brain check-ups”, as well as education on dementia diagnosis, dementia care, brain health, and more. 

Early detection of memory problems allows for earlier access to treatment, support, and clinical trials, and an opportunity for future planning, including legal, financial, and long term care  planning. 

 

*Screenings are available every Friday between 9am and 12pm, by appointment only.

*To schedule an appointment, please call Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111, ext 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org

 

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 


New Monthly Caregiver Support Group Options

Now offering virtual and in-person options.

Option 1:

2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                              via Zoom.

Option 2:

3rd Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm                          via Zoom.

Option 3:

1st Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm meeting at Council on Older Adults, 339 Devers Street, Fayetteville

                   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

 

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 

 


New Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support Program

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults has introduced a new community support program focused on improving the lives of older adults with a dementia-related diagnosis and their caregivers. In addition, the program also aims to benefit older adults and their caregivers impacted by social isolation or loneliness, which has been associated with a higher risk of dementia-related diseases.

Components of the program aim to:
1) Address awareness and education by offering a) Alzheimer’s Foundation of America-sponsored memory screenings, b) caregiver classes and community presentations, and c) serving as a local resource for dementia-related concerns;
2) Support caregivers through both virtual and in-person support groups; and
3) Provide tools to assist caregivers in their day-to-day routine including a) Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes, b) Joy for All Companion Pets, and c) Dementia Alliance of NC-sponsored Music and Memory at Home kits

For more information regarding any of the program offerings, please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 or by email at lhughes@ccccooa.org

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 


Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and fifty-five 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