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Aging In Place. It's in Your Future. National Conference 2017 Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Southern Gerontological Society 38th Annual Meeting "New Horizons in Aging: Advances in Research and Practice" April 6th -9th 2017 Asheville, North Carolina Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017
Aging Projects, Inc. Expands the Popular Online Resource Assisting Aging in Place. Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017
Presenting at the ASA American Society on Aging - Aging in America Conference March 20-24, 2017 Chicago Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Aging Projects, Inc., Fourth Annual "Aging in Place. I's In Your Future." National Conference September 21, 2017 Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017
"Church Partnership Outreach Program" Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Aging In Place. It's in Your Future. National Conference 2016 Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016
Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the Third Annual "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future." National Conference September 22, 2016 Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the First Annual "Church Partnership Outreach Program" May 19, 2016 Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Aging In Place - It's in Your Future National Conference 2015 Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the Second Annual "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future." National Conference September 24, 2015 Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015
Presenting at Stanford Medicine X Conference September 25-27 2015 Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Aging Projects, Inc. presenting at the 36th Annual Meeting of The Southern Gerontological Society April 15-18, 2015 Williamsburg, Virginia Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015
Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD recognized and honored as the 2014 WNC Women "Founder and Chairperson Of The Year" Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
"Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" National Conference 
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Aging In Place. It's in Your Future. National Conference 2017

September 21, 2017


Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC


Showcase of Aging Projects, Inc. providers, national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, raffle prizes, refreshments, lunch and so much more. There is no cost to attend due to partner support.


DOWNLOAD and/or print the Conference Flier for complete information. Depending on your browser/system setup, the flyer may open automatically or you may have to locate it on your computer (e.g., Downloads folder) and open it in something such as Adobe Reader; then either read on-screen or print it.


REGISTER by clicking here. Last year the Conference filled quickly, so register soon. By registering at this link, you are reserving your place at the National Conference. If you later are unable to attend, please call 828-696-6140 to cancel your registration.  Note: As of 3:45pm on Sept. 19, 2017, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.


VENUE Blue Ridge Community College, Conference Hall, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina (easy on/off highway access).


 Considering retiring? Exploring your retirement options? Are you a caregiver for a loved one or Older American? Looking for resources that support aging in place? Do you want a community that offers an abundance of activities, four seasons and nationally ranked facilities? Henderson County, North Carolina is for you!


Our conference is located in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Come spend time learning about "Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" and explore why Hendersonville, North Carolina is the ideal retirement community. Henderson County Visitors Center  encourages you to plan a relaxing weekend exploring our area treasures. To plan your weekend getaway, visit www.historichendersonville.org or call the Henderson County Visitors Center at 800-828-4244.


SCHEDULE


MORNING


8:00 - 8:45am    Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. Providers and Partners.


8:45 - 9:00am    Aging Projects, Inc. President & CEO Welcome


9:00 - 9:45am    Keynote Presentation — Ageless Grace Brain Health Fitness Program - 21 Simple Tools for Rewiring Your Brain to Age in Place.    Denise Medved, founder and creator, Ageless Grace Brain Health Fitness Program.


9:45 – 10:30am    A Geriatrician’s Point of View – What You Need to Know - An Aging and Medical Minute.   Presented by Joanne Helppie, MD, board certified geriatrician and internal medicine physician.


10:30 - 11:00am    Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers and Partners.


 11:00am - 12:00pm    Clash of the Titans. Join Mission Health Systems, Pardee Hospital, Park Ridge Health, St. Luke’s Hospital and Transylvania Regional Hospital. Learn about their differences, patient outcomes, new technologies, records and more.  


12:00 – 1:00pm     Lunch & Learn. Enjoy lunch from The Amazing Pizza Co., Doc Brown’s BBQ, No Bun Intended Thai Street Food. Or you may bring your own brown-bag lunch. Your choice. Your budget. Your way.  Attend the 2017 National awards presentation. Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers and Parters.


AFTERNOON


1:00 – 1:45 pm


Workshop 1: Living a Life of Purpose & Possibilities After 65. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Tait, PhD, Associate Professor, Master of Health Sciences, Western Carolina University.


Workshop 2: Elder Law Issues:  Is Your House in Order? What does an elder law attorney do?  What's the biggest mistake most people make?  What are the 3 most common issues that you help people with?  Presented by Cynthia L. Alleman, J.D., Erica M. Erickson, J.D., Caroline T. Knox, J.D., (CELA).


Workshop 3: Investment Fraud: Guarding Your Assets in a Scary World. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud. Presented by Elaine Marshall, JD, North Carolina Secretary of State.


2:00 – 2:45 pm


Workshop 1: Our Aging Eyes: How to protect your vision.   Robert P. Laborde, MD will discuss common myths about aging eyes and decreased vision, common diagnoses such as age-related macular degeneration and new treatments for that and other eye diseases.


Workshop 2: Innovations in Total Knee Replacement.. Dr. Jason E. Lang, board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, will speak about improving the accuracy and outcomes for knee replacement surgery, using multiple applications of modern technologies, such as robotics and 3D printing. He practices with Blue Ridge Bone & Joint.


Workshop 3: Standing Together to Prevent Falls. One in three older adults will fall.  Learn how you can avoid becoming another falls statistic.  John Kneeler, MPT, Larry Russell, MD, Ayden Jones, BS, fall prevention manager, NC Center for Health and Wellness, Dr. Kevin McDade, DC, and Natasha Michaels, PharmD, BCACP. Course.


3:00 – 3:30pm   Provider Raffle Drawing & Closing Comments


• Pardee Hospital will offer free BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS from 10am-2pm. What do your blood pressure numbers mean?


• Park Ridge Health will do free BODY COMPOSITION SCREENINGS from 10am -2pm. How does your body mass index affect your health? 


• Laborde Eye Group will provide free AMSLER GRID VISION SCREENINGS from 10am-2pm. Monitor your own vision for the onset or progression of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss.


• The WNC Falls Prevention Coalition will offer free BALANCE SCREENINGS. Help prevent falls, a leading cause of hospitalization.


• HopeRx and the Sheriff’s Department will provide a free PILL DROP from 9am-12pm. Bring unused or expired pills to be destroyed safely.


ONSITE RESPITE CARE of your loved ones is staffed by trained professional caregivers. Attend presentations, meet with providers, gather resources and so much more. Pre-registration REQUIRED due to limited availability.  


NO CHARGE TO ATTEND due to partner support. 


Special Thanks to our Partners


Tuesday, September 19, 2017





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Southern Gerontological Society 38th Annual Meeting "New Horizons in Aging: Advances in Research and Practice" April 6th -9th 2017 Asheville, North Carolina

Aging Projects, Inc. will be following up our 2016 Southern Gerontological Society's Annual Meeting presentation answering attendees questions on how distant family can be part of the expanded caregiving team at the upcoming Southern Gerontological Society's 38th Annual Meeting "New Horizons in Aging: Advances in Research and Practice" April 6th - 9th 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina.


Families are becoming more physical distant as their children move around the county. This creates a need for long-distance children to be able to access necessary information in the locations where their loved ones resides, in order to provide assistance when they cannot be there to physically provide help. With Aging Projects, Inc., www.AgingProjectsInc.org long-distance caregivers can now be part of the caregiving team assisting their loved ones to maintain the safe and quality of their lives as they age in place. The website is client-centric starting with one simple question, "What Kind of Help Do You Need?" It lists the most commonly needed services and products from Providers whose services are available in a limited geographic area. A board selection of Providers covering 14+ categories, multiple subcategories and bundled services (a specific set of services usually offered by a larger nonprofit Provider). It's accurate, up-to-date. Inclusive, not exclusive. Accessible. User friendly. User safety-focused. With Aging Projects, Inc., clients and their families have more control over their circumstances. They feel empowered and have choices.


For further information visit www.AgingProjectsInc.org or email us at Info@AgingProjectsInc.org.


 


 


 

Monday, April 3, 2017
April 6th - 9th 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina



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Aging Projects, Inc. Expands the Popular Online Resource Assisting Aging in Place.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 


Aging Projects, Inc.  Expands the Popular Online Resource Assisting Aging in Place.


 


HENDERSONVILLE, NC.  March 17, 2017 Aging Projects, Inc. (www.AgingProjectsInc.org) announced today the expansion of the popular online resource directory designed to assist individuals to age in place.  It is specially designed to help seniors, local and distant caregivers, community organizations and faith based organizations in an easy-to-navigate format.


 


According to James Kelly President & CEO “we have seen an increase in requests from individuals looking to age in place in their own home (in Western North Carolina) and through-out the United States.  This follows the National Institute on Aging findings “that the America’s population 65-and-over is expected to double over the next three decades and life expectancy is projected to increase.”  “10,000 baby boomers are expected to retire every year for the next 19 years and they are seeking solutions to age in place.”


 


Initially Aging Projects, Inc. online resource directory www.AgingProjectsInc.org was designed to assist individuals in the limited geographic area of Henderson County.  Since its inception, it became clear that many individuals outside of Henderson County (and North Carolina) had the same pressing questions.  How can I age in place?  What resources are available in my community to age in place?   Do I have options to age in place?   It became evident that expanding the online resource directory was needed.  Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce that the online resource directory www.AgingProjectsInc.org has been expanded to include Henderson County, Buncombe County, Transylvania County and Polk County.   Expansion into Haywood County and Madison County are currently under development.    According to Kelly “we are exploring expansion of our localized national model to age in place on a statewide national level.”  “Aging Projects, Inc. is very excited to have been selected to present “Aging at Home- Expanding the Caregiving Team to Include Distant Family” at the prestigious (ASA) American Society on Aging - Aging in America Conference March 20-24, 2017 Chicago, Ill.


 


The Fourth Annual “Aging in Place.  It’s In Your Future.” National Conference will take place September 21, 2017.  The annual conference features national, regional and local presenters on aging in place.  Engaging informative workshops.  Gather resources from Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.  Network.  Learn about local resources in your community to age in place successfully.  Free health screenings.  Special exhibits.  National awards.  Lunch.   A raffle and so much more.  Free of charge due to sponsor support.  Registration opens July 1, 2017 at www.AgingProjectsInc.org look for the registration stamp.


 


 


Press Contact:


James Kelly, President & CEO


president@AgingProjectsInc.org, 828-776-1390


 


Aging Projects, Inc., P. O. Box 5043, Hendersonville, NC 28739


 



 

Friday, March 17, 2017





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Presenting at the ASA American Society on Aging - Aging in America Conference March 20-24, 2017 Chicago

Aging Projects, Inc. to present at the ASA American Society on Aging - Aging in America Conference March 20-24, 2017 Chicago, Ill.


Aging Projects, Inc. is very excited to have been selected to present to the prestigious (ASA) American Society on Aging supporting aging in place. Aging Projects, Inc. will present "Aging at Home - Expanding the Caregiving Team to Include Distant Family."


For 60 years ASA has helped professionals navigate the multiple changes that have reshaped the field of aging. The only multidisciplinary association that serves professionals who work with older adults, ASA has consistently been an invaluable resource in changing times. Our broad perspective and knowledge of issues in aging is unrivaled, and our mission is to increase the skills and support the careers of professionals who directly and indirectly serve and support older adults."


"ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advanced knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.


Visit ASA American Society on Aging at www.asaging.org


 




 


 


 


 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Chicago. Illinois



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Aging Projects, Inc., Fourth Annual "Aging in Place. I's In Your Future." National Conference September 21, 2017

Announcing Aging Projects, Inc., Fourth Annual “Aging in Place.  It’s In Your Future.” National Conference.” September 21, 2017.  Annual Fall conference featuring national, regional and local presenters on aging in place.  Engaging informative workshops.   Gather resources from Aging Projects, Inc. providers, network, and learn about local resources in your community to age in place successfully.  Free health screenings.  Special exhibits.  Attend the prestigious national awards presentation, lunch, snacks, a raffle and so much more.   No cost to attend due to sponsor support and donor generosity.  Mark your calendar.  Registration opens July 1, 2017.  Visit www.AgingProjectsInc.org.  Look for the registration stamp. 



 

Monday, February 13, 2017
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina (easy on/off highway access).
Presenters. workshops and additional details coming soon.


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"Church Partnership Outreach Program"

Host a “Church Partnership Outreach Program” in your community.  Faith based organizations are invited to host or attend a program supporting aging in place in their local community.   For established, expanding and new church outreach programs.  For additional information and to host your own Church Partnership Outreach Program in your community contact President@AgingProjectsInc.org



 

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Open event availability

Henderson County, Buncombe County, Transylvania County and Polk County.
No cost to attend due to host partnership.


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Aging In Place. It's in Your Future. National Conference 2016

September 22, 2016


Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC


Showcase of Aging Projects, Inc. providers, national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, raffle prizes, refreshments, lunch and so much more. There is no cost to attend due to partner support.


REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. For information, please send an email to the Aging Projects, Inc. President via the Contact Us link at the top of this page.


DOWNLOAD and/or print the Conference Flyer for complete information. Depending on your browser/system setup, the flyer may open automatically or you may have to locate it on your computer (e.g., Downloads folder) and open it in something such as Adobe Reader; then either read on-screen or print it.


VENUE Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina (easy on/off highway access).


 Considering retiring? Exploring your retirement options? Are you a caregiver for a loved one or Older American? Looking for resources that support aging in place? Do you want a community that offers an abundance of activities, four seasons and nationally ranked facilities? Henderson County, North Carolina is for you!


Our conference is located in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Come spend time learning about "Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" and explore why Hendersonville, North Carolina is the ideal retirement community. Henderson County Visitors Center  encourages you to plan a relaxing weekend exploring our area treasures. To plan your weekend getaway, visit www.historichendersonville.org or call the Henderson County Visitors Center at 800-828-4244.


SCHEDULE


MORNING


8:00 - 8:45am    Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


8:45 - 9:00am    President's Welcome — Aging Projects, Inc.


9:00 - 10:30am    Keynote Presentation — Creating Wellness and Preserving Cognitive Health — A Tag Team Approach. The Team: Jodi Grabowski, MACP, serves as physician liaison and community outreach coordinator for Park Ridge Health. Laura Mason, M.D., of Park Ridge Health Neurology, is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.


10:30 - 11:00am    Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


11:00 - 11:45am    A Geriatric Potpourri: Doing a Good Job with Growing Older. Presented by Joanne Helppie, MD, geriatrician and internal medicine physician, founder and chairperson of Aging Projects, Inc.


12:00 – 1:00pm     Enjoy lunch during the Aging Projects, Inc. 2016 National Conference Awards Presentation. Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


AFTERNOON


1:00 – 1:45 pm


Workshop 1: Heart Health and Stroke Awareness. Presented by Charles Harpe, M.D., of Park Ridge Health at Laurel Park, board certified in internal medicine.


Workshop 2: Bathroom Safety and Renovation for the Mature Active Lifestyle. Presented by Brian Bock, MBA, of Blue Ridge Walk-In Tubs.


Workshop 3: Say “No” to What, Huh and Pardon Me. Presented by Brent Steele, M.D., co-owner of WNC Zounds Hearing Centers in North Carolina.


2:00 – 2:45 pm


Workshop 1: Special Guest Presentation—Your Vision and Overcoming Vision ChallengesPresented by Sandy Scarlett, MA, MBA, CFRE, development director at UNC School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.


Workshop 2: Balance Your Life: Falls Prevention, Tips to Help Maintain Balance and Prevent Falls. Presented by Justin Peterson, MPT, regional facilitator for Gentiva’s Safe Strides balance program.


Workshop 3: Be a Smarter Driver Now. Presented by Gretchen Batra, MS, instructor, AARP’s Smart Driver Course.


2:45 – 3:00pm   Closing Comments


• HopeRx and the Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office will be offering a free PILL DROP OFF from 9 am to 12 noon to safely destroy expired, unused and no longer needed medicines.  Prevent drug abuse and taking medicines that can lose their effectiveness, while safeguarding our water.


• Park Ridge Health will be offering free BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 


• September is Falls Prevention Month. The Hendersonville Falls Prevention Coalition will be offering  free BALANCE SCREENINGS from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This annual screening can prevent falls, one of the leading causes of hospitalization.


ONSITE RESPITE CARE of your loved ones is staffed by trained professional caregivers. Attend presentations, meet with providers, gather resources and so much more. Pre-registration REQUIRED due to limited availability. 


• A new cafeteria buffet style BREAK ROOM featuring an assortment of beverages, snacks and expanded lunch entrees will be available free of charge. 


NO CHARGE TO ATTEND due to partner support. 


Special Thanks to our Partners


Friday, July 15, 2016





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Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the Third Annual "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future." National Conference September 22, 2016

Aging Projects, Inc. a 501( C ) (3) non-profit is proud to announce the Third Annual "Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future." National Conference September 22, 2016.   


Two National Key note speakers and six engaging workshops on aging in place.  Meet some of our 140+ screened Aging Projects, Inc. providers to network, gather resources, and find out about resources to age in place successfully.  


Attend the prestigious National awards presentation.  Free health screenings, free pill drop (for expired and no longer used medications), a raffle drawing, snacks, lunch and so much more.  Our Third Annual Aging Projects,  Inc. "Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future." National Conference is at Blue Ridge Community College's Technology, Education & Development Center (TEDC) in beautiful Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy on/off access Interstate I-26 Exit #53 Upward Road and Hendersonville, North Carolina.  


The National Conference is free of charge to attend due to sponsor support.  


Additional details and registration coming soon.  Visit us at  www.AgingProjectsInc.org.  Look for the travel stamp.   Pre-registration encourage due to limited seating.  Registration will be available by internet or phone. Walk-in registration subject to availability.


Visit the Henderson Co. Visitors Center for local attractions and to book your weekend getaway at http://www.historichendersonville.org   


Come see why Aging Projects, Inc. is gathering international, national, state and local interest.  


The future of Aging in Place has arrived.  


Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Blue Ridge Community College, Technology, Education & Development Center (TEDC). Conference. Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy on/off access Interstate I-26 exit #53 Upward Road
Open to the public free of charge due to sponsor support. Pre-registration encouraged due to limited seating. Registration will be available by internet or phone. Walk-in registration subject to availability. Details coming soon!


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Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the First Annual "Church Partnership Outreach Program" May 19, 2016

Aging Projects, Inc. a 501( C ) (3) non-profit is proud to announce the First Annual "Church Partnership Outreach Program" Thursday May 19, 2016 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.    


Join Aging Projects, Inc. Board of Directors as we share our mission, vision and our goal to support your congregational needs.  All faith participants will recieve a church partnership outreach support kit.  Learn about our 140+ screened Aging Projects, Inc. Providers, resources to age in place successfully and the upcoming Third Annual "Aging in Place.  Its In Your Future." National Conference September 21, 2016.


The First Annual "Church Partnership Outreach Program" is conveniently located  at Blue Ridge Community College's Technology Education Development Center (TEDC) in beautiful Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy on/off access Interstate I-26 Exit #53 Upward Road.


The First Annual "Church Partnership Outreach Program"  is free of charge to attend due to sponsor support.  


Additional details and registration coming soon.  Visit us at  www.AgingProjectsInc.org.   Pre-registration encourage due to limited seating.  Registration will be available by internet or phone. Walk-in registration subject to availability.


The future of Aging in Place has arrived.  


Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Blue Ridge Community College, Technology, Education & Development Center (TEDC). Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy on/off access Interstate I-26 exit #53 Upward Road
Open to faith based communities free of charge due to sponsor support. Pre-registration encouraged due to limited seating. Registration will be available by internet or phone. Walk-in registration subject to availability. Details coming soon!


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Aging In Place - It's in Your Future National Conference 2015

September 24, 2015


Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC


Showcase of Aging Projects, Inc. providers, national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, raffle prizes, refreshments, lunch and so much more. There is no cost to attend due to sponsor support.


REGISTRATION is via SurveyMonkey (preferred) or phone 828-388-2973 (no internet access).


DOWNLOAD and/or print the Conference Flyer for complete information. Depending on your browser/system setup, the flyer may open automatically or you may have to locate it on your computer (e.g., Downloads folder) and open it in something such as Adobe Reader; then either read on-screen or print it.


VENUE Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina (easy on/off highway access).


 Considering retiring? Exploring your retirement options? Are you a caregiver for a loved one or Older American? Looking for resources that support aging in place? Do you want a community that offers an abundance of activities, four seasons and nationally ranked facilities? Henderson County, North Carolina is for you!


Our conference is located in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Come spend time learning about "Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" and explore why Hendersonville, North Carolina is the ideal retirement community. Henderson County Visitors Center  encourages you to plan a relaxing weekend exploring our area treasures. To plan your weekend getaway, visit www.historichendersonville.org or call the Henderson County Visitors Center at 800-828-4244.


SCHEDULE


MORNING


8:00 - 8:45am    Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


8:45 - 9:00am    President's Welcome — Aging Projects, Inc.


9:00 - 10:30am    Could this be Alzheimer's? Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Memory Loss. Presented by Mary Donnelly, Caregiver Network Coordinator, MemoryCare.


10:30 - 11:00am    Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


11:00 - 11:45am    A Geriatric Potpourri: Vaccines, Preventive Medicine and the Exciting New Frontiers of Geriatric Medicine. Presented by Joanne Helppie, MD, Geriatrician, Internal Medicine


12:00 – 1:00pm     Enjoy lunch during the Aging Projects, Inc. 2015 National Conference Awards Presentation and Raffle Drawing. Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.


AFTERNOON


1:00 – 1:45 pm


Workshop 1: Advanced Care Directives: Your Healthcare Wishes in Writing. For You & Your Loved Ones. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Tait, Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University.


Workshop 2: Maintaining One's Independence with All Levels of Low Vision. Presented by Grant Weather, Low Vision Technician, Community Low Vision Center, and Jay Hardwig, Manager, A Bright Path Program.


Workshop 3: Learn the Latest Frauds, Scams, ID Theft and Exploitations. Recognize Them and Avoid Becoming a Victim. Ask Your Questions and Get Them Answered. Presented by Sheriff Charles S. McDonald, Henderson County Sheriff's Office.


2:00 – 2:45 pm


Workshop 1: Stop Aging! (Unless You Have A Better Plan Than Most.) The Dilemma of Dwindling Resources and Care Options. Presented by Debi Moran, MSW, Four Seasons Compassion for Life.


Workshop 2: Nutrition Wisdom for Healthy Aging. Presented by Julie Marquez, RDN, Pardee UNC Healthcare.


Workshop 3: Caregivers, Take Care of Yourself. For You, Your Loved Ones and Life. Presented by Karla Reece, MHSPardee UNC Healthcare.


2:45 – 3:00pm   Closing Comments


• Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office and HopeRx will be offering a FREE PILL DROP OFF from 9 am to 12 noon to safety destroy expired, unused and no longer needed medicines.  This keeps them out of our drinking water, prevents potential drug abuse and fraud, and taking expired medicines that can lose their effectiveness.


• Park Ridge Health and Park Ridge Wellness Van will be offering FREE Balance Screenings and FREE Blood Pressure Checks from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


• FREE ONSITE SHREDDING from 9:00 - 11:00 am (with earlier drop-off from 8-9 am) of sensitive financial records, bank record, checks and medical records that are no longer needed. Sponsored by C&C Senior Services, Always Best Care and SPG Group of Hilliard Lyons.


 


Special Thanks to our Sponsors


SPG Group of Hilliard Lyons, WTZQ Radio, Park Ridge Health, Harris Teeter, Sam's Club, Chick-Fil-A, Joey's New York Bagels, Home Depot, Park Ridge Health Wellness Van, Staples, Henderson Co. Visitors Center, Aging Projects, Inc., Helppie Family Charitable Trust, C&C Senior Services, Always Best Care, Hope Rx, TRIAD, and the Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College.


 


 


 

Thursday, August 20, 2015





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Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to announce the Second Annual "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future." National Conference September 24, 2015

 


Aging Projects, Inc. a 501( C ) (3) non-profit is proud to announce the Second Annual "Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future." National Conference September 24, 2015.  


Two National Key note speakers and six engaging workshops on aging in place.  Meet some of our 139+ screened Aging Projects, Inc. providers to network, gather resources, and find out about resources to age in place successfully.  


Attend the prestigious National awards presentation.  Free health screenings, free pill drop (for expired and no longer used medications), free onsite shredding (for sensitive records, financial records and medical records) to help protect your identity, a raffle drawing, snacks, lunch and so much more.  Our Second Annual Aging Projects,  Inc. "Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future." National Conference is at Blue Ridge Community College's Technology Conference Center in beautiful Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy access from Interstate 26 and Hendersonville, North Carolina.  


The National Conference is free of charge to attend due to sponsor support.  


Additional details and registration coming soon.  Visit us at  www.AgingProjectsInc.org.  Look for the travel stamp.   Register by internet and our new 2015 phone registration option.  


Visit the Henderson Co. Visitors Center for local attractions and to book your weekend getaway at http://www.historichendersonville.org   


Come see why Aging Projects, Inc. is gathering international, national, state and local interest.  


The future of Aging in Place has arrived.  


Aging in Place.  It's in Your Future.

Monday, June 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina. Easy on/off access Interstate I-26 exit #53 Upward Road
No cost to attend due to sponsor support.


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Presenting at Stanford Medicine X Conference September 25-27 2015

            Presenting at Stanford Medicine X          


           Conference September 25-27 2015


 


Aging Projects, Inc. is honored to have been invited to present at the upcoming Stanford University Medicine X Conference September 25-27 2015 Stanford, California. Stanford Medicine X is the most discussed academic medical conference in the world bring together thought leaders and innovators in patient engagement, emerging technology and medicine from around the world. Medicine X boasts an international array of speakers who are reinventing the fields of medicine, design, and emerging technology.


Aging Projects, Inc. will be presenting www.AgingProjectsInc.org "A Community Consortium of nonprofits, for-profits and community volunteers providing access to local information and resources for the elderly as they age at home."


Social media relevance: Stanford Medicine X is the most discussed academic medical conference in the world, according to the social media analytics firm Symplur. Stanford Medicine X generated 169,000,000 social media impressions, reached more than 5,500,000 unique individuals, trended #1 on Twitter in the US over the three days of our conference, and touched 69 countries.


Registration for Stanford Medicine X 2015 is officially open! If you have not already done so, we strongly encourage you to register now and take advantage of our early bird pricing, before it expires on May 1, 2015


Register to attend Stanford Medicine X:


http://medicinex.stanford.edu/register/


Just a few of the reasons you don't want to miss Medicine X this year:


To learn more about Stanford Medicine X visit:


http://medicinex.stanford.edu


http://medicinex.stanford.edu/about/


http://medicinex.stanford.edu/2015-glance/


http://medicinex.stanford.edu/medx-2014-aftermovie/


Aging in Place. It's in Your Future.


 

Sunday, June 28, 2015
September 25-27 2015

Stanford Medicine X, Stanford, California



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"1st Annual Aging Projects, Inc. Meet & Greet" Outreach

                                1st Annual Aging Projects, Inc.


                        "Meet & Greet" Outreach


 


                              Thursday May 21, 2015


                          St. James Episcopal Church


              766 N.Main Street, Hendersonville


                          8:00 am - 10:00 am


Learn the "5 H's for Successful Aging at Home and How to become a Better Scrabble Player" presented by Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD Geriatrician.


"Meet & Greet" with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers sharing their stories of how they assist individuals to age in place in their own homes.


Register to win one of three SUPER SIZED Scrabble games to be given away at the "Meet & Greet".


                Refreshments will be served.


                        No cost to Attend. 


                 The future of Aging in Place has arrived. 


                      Aging in Place. It's in Your Future.


                          www.AgingProjectsInc.org 


                                  828-776-1390

Monday, May 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. James Episcopal Church 766 N. Main Street Hendersonville, North Carolina
No cost to attend due to sponsor support.


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Aging Projects, Inc. presenting at the 36th Annual Meeting of The Southern Gerontological Society April 15-18, 2015 Williamsburg, Virginia

Aging Projects, Inc. is honored to have been invited to present at the upcoming 36th annual meeting of The Southern Gerontological Society April 15-18, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia The focus of the 2015 annual meeting is "Communities Engaging Aging: A two Way Street"


 Aging Projects, Inc. will be presenting "An idea whose time has come: Internet access to local community resources for aging at home. www.AgingProjectsInc.org IT'S HERE!"


 Aging Projects, Inc. is proud to have been selected to present our successful model to age in place. Come see why the future of aging in place has arrived.


 SGS is one of the most respected groups of gerontology professionals in the Southern region – The Southern Gerontological Society. SGS members make a difference – by continually providing professionals in the aging network with access to the latest research and a forum for discussing important practical issues relating to older adults in our area.


 To learn more about The Southern Gerontological Society and how they make a difference in the lives of older Americans visit:


http://www.southerngerontologicalsociety.org/index.html


 To register and learn more about the April 15-18, 2015 annual meeting for the 36th annual meeting of The Southern Gerontological Society visit their registration link at:


http://www.southerngerontologicalsociety.org/meeting.html


The future of Aging in Place has arrived.



Aging in Place. It's in Your Future.

Monday, March 23, 2015
10:10 am - 11:30 am

Williamsburg, Virginia
Click on the Southern Gerontological Society links for additional details and to register for the 36th Annual Meeting


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Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD recognized and honored as the 2014 WNC Women "Founder and Chairperson Of The Year"

Congratulations to Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD.


Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD was recently recognized and honored as the 2014 WNC Women "Founder and Chairperson Of The Year" for Aging Projects, Inc. at the 2014 Women's Business Conference held at Blue Community College Tuesday November 4, 2014.


"Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD, Internist and “whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedicated to compassionate patient care & a commitment to improve the lives of countless hundreds of people throughout the community”. Aging Projects, Inc. has and will continue to have a lasting impact in our community."


Dr. Helppie, MD is founder and Chairperson of Aging Projects, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports aging in place by providing information and resources to potential patients, caregivers, providers and community organizations. The unique community care model assisting individuals to remaining in their own home as they age. No such model existed at that time or to date providing current up to date information. The model allows information to be accessed no matter where you live. Here in Hendersonville or where ever a loved one lives. The Aging Projects, Inc. model is at the forefront of the digital information age changing healthcare delivery systems. The Aging Projects, Inc. model assists individuals to age in place in their own home. 


Providers of services undergo an application and credential process every six months. It’s a consortium of for-profit, nonprofit, unsubsidized and subsidized providers of services. Currently 127 Providers, our highest to date (we average 5-6 new Providers a month not including providers that close their operations.) serve the Aging Projects, Inc. community. Aging Projects, Inc. local nationalizer non-profit model allows the successful design and implementation of the program on a local, regional and national level. As our population ages, individuals want to remain in their own home. API is designed to assist them to age in place. 


The development of the “Aging in Place – It’s in Your Future” National Conference, held annually at Blue Ridge Community College features national, regional and local expert presenters supporting aging in place, Aging Projects, Inc. providers and health screenings. The annual “Aging in Place – It’s in Your Future” National Conference was developed to help contain aging in place costs and to develop future best practices. 


The 2014 "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future" National Conference held September 25, 2014 at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC. attracted 221 conference guests. The National Conference attracted guests from over the Southeast with advertising in Our State Magazine (NC) and Points North Magazine (Ga). Response during and following the conference was overwhelming positive and we are already receiving inquiries on the 2015 “Aging in Place. It’s in Your Future.” National Conference. The National Conference attracted over 241 individuals looking for services, products and assisting supporting aging in place. 


Planning is underway for the 2015 "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future National Conference." Details will be posted in the future at http://www.agingprojectsinc.org/HendersonNC/api/events.php


Congratulations Dr. Joanne E. Helppie, MD the" 2014 WNC Women Founder and Chairperson Of The Year Aging Projects, Inc."


Aging in Place. It’s in Your Future.



 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014





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"Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" National Conference

September 25, 2014 Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC


Showcase of Aging Projects, Inc. providers, national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, raffle prizes, refreshments, lunch and so much more. There is no cost to attend due to sponsor support.


REGISTRATION is via SurveyMonkey.


DOWNLOAD and/or print the Conference Flier. Depending on your browser/system setup, the flyer may open automatically or you may have to locate it on your computer (e.g., Downloads folder) and open it in something such as Adobe Reader; then either read on-screen or print it.


 VENUE Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina (easy on/off highway access).


 Considering retiring? Exploring your retirement options? Are you a caregiver for a loved one or Older American? Looking for resources that support aging in place? Do you want a community that offers an abundance of activities, four seasons and nationally ranked facilities? Henderson County, North Carolina is for you!


Our conference is located in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Come spend time learning about "Aging in Place — It's in Your Future" and explore why Hendersonville, North Carolina is the ideal retirement community. Our "Aging in Place. It's in Your Future" Grant Partner, Henderson County Visitors Center, encourages you to plan a relaxing weekend exploring our area treasures. To plan your weekend getaway visit www.historichendersonville.org or call the Henderson County Visitors Center at 800-828-4244.


SCHEDULE


MORNING


8:00 - 8:45am    Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. providers


8:45 - 9:00am    Welcome — Aging Projects, Inc.


9:00 - 10:30am    Keynote Address: Working Effectively with Widows – Practical Tips to Serve These Women. Presented by Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP


10:30 - 11:00am    Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP book signing Visit the provider tables located throughout the conference area


11:00 - 11:45am     Second Keynote Address: Thoughts from a Geriatrician's Point of View – An Aging and Medical Minute. Presented by Joanne Helppie, MD (Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine)


12:00 – 1:00pm     Lunch & Learn. Relax and enjoy lunch and meet with our Aging Projects, Inc. providers.  Aging Projects, Inc. 2014 National Conference Awards Presentation.


AFTERNOON


1:00 – 1:45 pm


Workshop 1: Frauds, Scams, ID Theft and Exploitation – Recognize It and Avoid Becoming a Victim. Presented by Caroline Farmer, Victims and Citizens Section, N.C. Attorney Generals Office, N.C. Department of Justice


Workshop 2: Simple Modifications to Make Your Home Safer; Falls Prevention and How to Get Up From a Fall. Presented by Lori Hart, MSPT (physical therapy) and Courtney Maloney, OTR (occupational therapy)


2:00 – 2:45 pm


Workshop 1: Thoughts From a Certified Elder Law Attorney – What You Need to Know. Presented by Caroline T. Knox, CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney)


Workshop 2: Frauds, Scams, ID Theft and Exploitation – Recognize It and Avoid Becoming a Victim. Presented by Caroline Farmer, Victims and Citizens Section, N.C. Attorney Generals Office, N.C. Department of Justice


2:45 – 3:00pm


Raffle Drawing; Meet Aging Projects, Inc. providers; Closing Comments


Aging Projects, Inc. and HopeRx and area law enforcement will be offering a FREE PILL DROP OFF to safety destroy expired, unused and no longer needed medicines.  This keeps them out of our drinking water, prevents potential drug abuse and fraud, and taking expired medicines that can lose their effectiveness.


Park Ridge Wellness Van will be offering FREE EKG and FREE Blood Pressure Screenings during the National Conference from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Aging Projects, Inc. and TRIAD will be offering FREE ONSITE SHREDDING from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm of sensitive financial records, bank record, checks and medical records that are no longer needed.


CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


Dr. Kathleen Rehl, our keynote presenter, is an award-winning author and speaker, passionate about assisting widows and their advisors with financial and life transitions. Seventy percent of wives outlive their husbands and almost one million women a year are widowed. While grief, emotions and a cognitive disconnect from the loss can sabotage thinking at this critical time, when armed with practical information, women (and less frequently men) can plan ahead and avoid many common pitfalls. Kathleen is an award-winning author and speaker, recipient of ten national and international awards, whose work has been featured in dozens of publications.


• Our second keynote presenter is Dr. Joanne Helppie. A specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, and founder of Aging Projects, Inc., Dr. Helppie will present on "Thoughts from a Geriatrician's Point of View – An Aging and Medical Minute". A geriatrician is a physician who focuses on senior health including the prevention and treatment of disability and disease in old age. Geriatricians are board-certified in family medicine or internal medicine and have obtained the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. As our population ages in North Carolina, geriatricians will play a larger role in health care.


•  Caroline Farmer of the N.C. Department of Justice, Attorney Generals Office, Victims and Citizens Section will educate, raise awareness and inform conference guests on the latest scams that prey upon the unknowing, from basic telemarketing to sophisticated international criminals on the internet. This topic is of such importance that this presentation will be offered twice.


• Certified Elder Law Attorney Caroline T. Knox practices from The Van Winkle Law Firm's Asheville and Hendersonville offices. Caroline is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and was among the first attorneys to be certified in North Carolina as an elder law specialist, and is currently one of only thirteen attorneys in North Carolina who have earned the designation Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation.


Physical therapist Lori Hart, MSPT, and occupational therapist Courtney Maloney, OTR, will jointly present about one of the leading preventable injuries to older people – falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Approximately one quarter of individuals who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, which can make it harder to live independently. Lori and Courtney will demonstrate the proper fall recovery techniques during their presentation.


 


Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors: Aging Projects, Inc. & Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College.


 


Special Thanks to our National Conference Partners:  SPG Group of Hilliard Lyons, Park Ridge Health, Staples, Harris Teeter, Sam's Club, Chick-Fil-A, Home Depot, Park Ridge Wellness Van, Henderson Co. Visitors Center, Acorn Bed & Breakfast, Helppie Family Charitable Trust & TRIAD.


 


Special Thanks to our Triad Onsite Shredding Partners:  SPG Group of Hilliard Lyons, C&C Senior Services, LLC and Always Best Care Senior Services of Asheville - Hendersonville.


 


Special Thanks to our Free Pill Drop Off Partners:  Area Law Enforcement Agencies and Hope Rx.


 


 



- Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC
Open to the public free of charge due to sponsor support. Pre-registration required. Details coming soon.


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Volunteer Opportunities
Make a difference... Enjoy yourself... in the time you have to give.
Volunteer opportunities available in special projects, community relations, membership, and our upcoming Fall 2014 Aging in Place. Its in Your Future Conference. Contact us at info@agingprojectsinc,org or contact Jim Kelly President at 828-776-1390
Publicity Committee
To help get the word out, to arrange a presentation to an organization, to source locations and publications, or for special events, please contact us. For further information email us at info@agingprojectsinc.org. or contact Jim Kelly President at 828-776-1390 Send an email.


Credentialing & Licensing Committee
To help with administration in the office, process provider applications, follow up with providers, in the office or online from home.
info@agingprojectsinc.org or contact Jim Kelly President at 828-776-1390 for more info Send an email.
Committee meets as needed.
Next meeting: as needed
Marketing Committee
To help enroll, find, or recommend caring and qualified service providers in Henderson County to join us. For information email us at info@agingprojectsinc.org or contact James Kelly President at 828-776-1390 Send an email.


NEW COMMITTEES FORMING
GREETERS - at General Meetings and other functions
FUND RAISING
API BOARD DEVELOPMENT
VERSION 2 - suggest website revisions, improvements and beta-testing
PROVIDER MAINTENANCE - online from home optional

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