Partners in Aging

Caring for Someone with Dementia

On April 5, 2017, Partners in Aging will host this workshop for family and professional caregivers. Learn how to understand dementia, while learning “hands-on” techniques to respond to challenging situations. Presenter, Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP, is a nurse practitioner who has worked in geriatrics since 1983 in hospitals and long-term care facilities. She has trained under the
world-renowned Teepa Snow and is a certified trainer in the Positive Approach to Care and GEMS model.

Registration is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Find out more or pay online here.

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on April 29, 2017. Locations will be announced soon. It continues to be a welcomed and successful community event. Click here to learn more.

Art of Aging Expo 2017

The 11th Annual Art of Aging Expo will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10 – 2!

Over 100 agencies and organizations will be on hand, providing information about Health & Community Services. Assisted listening & ASL interpreters were available. Health screenings included fall risk, vision & hearing, diabetes, blood glucose & blood pressure checks, body mass, bone density, and foot scans.  Last year, over 850 guests enjoyed exercise and healthy living demos – and much more!

Learn more here.

This event continues to be free to you because of the generous donations of area sponsors and many volunteers.

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Betty Bazemore Memorial Respite Grant

The Partners in Aging Board of directors voted unanimously to establish a respite grant in memory of one of our founding members, Betty Bazemore. Betty passed away on November 7, 2014. She was a huge advocate for seniors and their caregivers. This grant is for family caregivers who reside in PSA 16 to receive respite care in her honor.

This grant will be aimed at families who are above poverty level, to help off-set or pay the cost of adult day, in-home aides, overnight stays or other respite services for their loved ones with dementia. The grant will be given one-time for respite purposes for either an 8-hour or two 4-hour care sessions.

For more information please click here and to view the application, click here.

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2016 Gratitude Award Event

We held the 5th Annual Dr. Wayland Marks Gratitude Award event on November 2, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Snowden House.

Find out more about the Gratitude Awards here.

Caregivers’ Appreciation Luncheon

The 2016 Caregivers’ Appreciation Luncheon was held on September 15, 2016.  This annual luncheon is our way of thanking and recognizing non-paid caregivers who give their time and care to neighbors, friends, or family members.

Learn more here.