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Tips for Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Has your parent recently been diagnosed with Dementia? Taking care of parents with Dementia can be mentally taxing as they have unpredictable behavior and may show cognitive changes. Your old parents may also resist care which may add to the problems. Also, did you know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most common types of Dementia? Now you do.  The severity of their symptoms likely increases with time, as it is a progressive condition.  We have shared important tips in this article to help you deal with your parent suffering from Dementia.     Have a look.    Secure Your House If your parent progresses from mild to moderate Dementia, you need to make some changes in your house to prevent any falls or any other risks.   Here is what you can do:   Prevention of kitchen fires: You can take the knobs off from the gas or install a concealed gas valve. This will prevent your parents from turning on the stove in your absence. Emergency contacts: You should always have a list of important contacts and addresses that can come in handy in time of any emergency. Safety updates: It is necessary to keep your carbon monoxide detectors, …

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Agencies Team Up To Offer Mental Health Support

Three Western North Carolina agencies are teaming up to offer ideas to “spark joy” for older adults who may be feeling down due to isolation and dealing with depression and anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other reasons.

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VacCorps seeks volunteers for Covid-19 Vaccine

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North Carolina based nonprofit organization VacCorps is seeking to recruit local volunteers to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations at various vaccination sites and centers throughout Western North Carolina. VacCorps wants to enroll 200 volunteers by April 1 and then pair those individuals with vaccination providers in need of additional workers to help speed vaccination efforts.

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Moogseum Announces Google Arts Exhibit

The Moogseum is proud to announce its participation in Google Arts and Culture’s Music, Makers, and Machines, an interactive online resource highlighting the crucial role electronic music plays within wider culture, both past and present, which launches today. The online exhibition features exhibits from 55 partner museums and non-profits from around the world, sharing historical and education artifacts from their vast collections. The Moogseum created 13 exhibits, sharing over 275 pieces of material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives. Music, Makers, and Machines can be found here: g.co/musicmakersmachines, while the Moogseum’s exhibits can be found here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moogseum.

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SHOPPING FOR SHELTER TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOUSING NONPROFIT

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Next month, Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County for its inaugural “Shopping for Shelter” fundraising event. Community members are invited to support CHC’s mission to facilitate healthy, safe, and affordable housing by buying a book or other item through the bookstore’s website during the first five days of March (3/1–3/5).

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Top Black Male Community Leaders Featured on Webinar

On the heels of their highly-successful first virtual event, which attracted more than 200 registered participants, AARP NC Mountain Region and the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) announced the panel lineup for their second one-hour webinar focused on racial equity and understanding entitled “Creating Advocates of Change:  Racial Justice and Equity Part 2.”

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West Asheville Bookstore To Host a Virtual Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

Firestorm Books is excited to announce a free, virtual event with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, co-authors of a new book exploring alternatives to incarceration. The September 19th event follows the recent publication of Schenwar and Law’s debut collaboration, Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms (New Press, 2020), which features a forward by New York Times bestselling author and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander.

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Fall Fling Raffle Benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

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The Fall Fling Raffle benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) is a perfect opportunity to win a safe, local, and fun getaway while supporting an important cause!   The raffle winner will choose from three amazing getaway packages, each valued at approximately $2,500:

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ABIPA, AARP PROVIDE LISTENING PLATFORM THROUGH WEBINARS TO HELP BUILD RACIAL EQUITY IN ASHEVILLE

Taking its cue, AARP NC Mountain Region has partnered with the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) , a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of African Americans and all underserved populations, to co-sponsor two unique one-hour webinars in the coming weeks. Entitled “ Creating Advocates of Change: Racial Justice and Equity ,” the virtual events will be presented on Thursdays, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3 at noon.

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Earth Fare Now Offers Qualifying Discounts & At-Risk Shopping Times

Earth Fare has listened to its fans on Social Media and is now offering At-Risk Shopping times and day specific discounts for Seniors, Students, Faculty and Military at all locations.  “To all of our Earth Fare Patrons, you spoke up and we listened. Starting August 10th, 2020, we will offer At-Risk Shopping times as well as a 5% discount to qualifying Earth Fare Guests”, said Dennis Hulsing, President & CEO of Hulsing Enterprises and Earth Fare. 

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