Pittsboro, NC – Following a two-year hiatus, the Chatham County Council on Aging will bring back its popular Senior Education Conference on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center located at 1192 US 64 Business West, Pittsboro.
Beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 3 p.m., residents from Chatham County and surrounding areas can enjoy a day-long program of educational sessions on a range of topics. There is no cost to attend, and a light lunch will be provided. While the sessions will be geared toward older adults and their caregivers, anyone with an interest in senior-related topics may attend. Each session will be roughly 45 minutes in duration.
Confirmed session titles include, but are not limited to, “Make Your Home Senior Friendly,” “Staying Fit,” “Fraud and Scam Awareness,” and “Food Safety in The Kitchen.” Chatham County leadership will be in attendance to hold its own 45-minute session entitled, “Ask The County Executive,” where attendees will receive a macro-level view of county government and have the opportunity to ask questions of county managers.
Dr. Tiffany Long, Clinical Instructor at UNC School of Medicine and Advanced Clinical Fellow in the Division of Geriatrics, will be the keynote speaker at 2:15 p.m. in the main exhibit hall of the center.
“Traditionally, our Senior Education Conference has been one of the highlights of the Council’s annual calendar,” said Jimmy Lewis, COA Grants and Communications Specialist with the Council. “As we settle back into our normal routines, we are excited to reinstate this event for the community we serve.”