Events List

  • Mt. Airy, North Carolina

     

    A “deputy-on-duty” step on tour guide will guide us through Mayberry in the 1960s! After eating at The Snappy Lunch, we will see Floyd’s City Barber Shop, Andy Griffith Playhouse, TV Land Landmark Andy & Opie Statue, Andy’s Home Place, Mayberry Courthouse, Wally’s Service Station, & more.  Afterward, we will tour the historic home of Gertrude Smith.

     

    Tickets are $50 and do not include lunch.

    Bus Trip tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.

    July 25 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at Mt. Airy
  • The Greatest Generation (1910-1945)

    Jerry Kocsis, veteran and historian, will trace back to how the greatest generation earned their title. Jerry will take us back to when our country switched from a time of peace to war.  He will describe how the greatest generation survived WWI, the roaring 20’s, the great depression, WWII, etc.

    He will highlight the specific groups that stood out, both the US military such as the Tuskegee Airmen, Merchant Marines, the Flying Tigers, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force,

    July 25 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Wingate United Methodist Church
  • The goal of Matter of Balance (MOB) is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.

    A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. These include:

    • Promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable
    • Setting realistic goals for increasing activity
    • Changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors
    • Promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.
    July 26 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Monroe Fire Station #4
  • The goal of Matter of Balance (MOB) is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.

    A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. These include:

    • Promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable
    • Setting realistic goals for increasing activity
    • Changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors
    • Promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.
    July 31 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Monroe Fire Station #4
  • The goal of Matter of Balance (MOB) is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.

    A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. These include:

    • Promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable
    • Setting realistic goals for increasing activity
    • Changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors
    • Promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.
    August 2 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Monroe Fire Station #4
  • Avoiding Scams & Fraud

    Knowledge is the best way to arm yourself against scams and schemes including financial exploitation, fake check schemes, home repair/improvement scams, identity theft, investment schemes, Medicare and other insurance fraud, sweepstakes scams and many others.

    Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss scams and provide techniques to avoid becoming the target or victim of dishonest business practices.

    All seniors are welcome to join us to learn and socialize at our educational or informational programs.

    August 2 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Walkersville Presbyterian Church
  • Avoiding Scams & Fraud

    Knowledge is the best way to arm yourself against scams and schemes including financial exploitation, fake check schemes, home repair/improvement scams, identity theft, investment schemes, Medicare and other insurance fraud, sweepstakes scams and many others.

    Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss scams and provide techniques to avoid becoming the target or victim of dishonest business practices.

    All seniors are welcome to join us to learn and socialize at our educational or informational programs.

    August 8 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Langford Chapel
  • History

    The Union County Older Adult Interagency Council held its first meeting on December 14, 1987. The organizational minutes state that the purpose of the council is as follows:

    • Knowing each other and services attached
    • Better utilize staff and money
    • Identify and advocate for additional services for clients

    It was determined that knowing each other has to be a part of the program in order to better get services for our clients.

    August 14 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Veterans Office
  • Avoiding Scams & Fraud

    Knowledge is the best way to arm yourself against scams and schemes including financial exploitation, fake check schemes, home repair/improvement scams, identity theft, investment schemes, Medicare and other insurance fraud, sweepstakes scams and many others.

    Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss scams and provide techniques to avoid becoming the target or victim of dishonest business practices.

    All seniors are welcome to join us to learn and socialize at our educational or informational programs.

    August 15 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Lakeview Baptist Church
  • Caregivers so seldom take time or find the place to talk about their own needs. Support groups can help the family caregiver find some relief from isolation, share their experiences as a caregiver, and all the emotions that accompany that role.

    This meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm at the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe.  All family caregivers are welcome to attend.

     

    Please call 704-292-1797 for more information.

    August 15 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center
  • Avoiding Scams & Fraud

    Knowledge is the best way to arm yourself against scams and schemes including financial exploitation, fake check schemes, home repair/improvement scams, identity theft, investment schemes, Medicare and other insurance fraud, sweepstakes scams and many others.

    Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss scams and provide techniques to avoid becoming the target or victim of dishonest business practices.

    All seniors are welcome to join us to learn and socialize at our educational or informational programs.

    August 16 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Autumn Care in Marshville
  • Avoiding Scams & Fraud

    Knowledge is the best way to arm yourself against scams and schemes including financial exploitation, fake check schemes, home repair/improvement scams, identity theft, investment schemes, Medicare and other insurance fraud, sweepstakes scams and many others.

    Kim Henderson, Director of Consumer Education Programs with the Better Business Bureau, will discuss scams and provide techniques to avoid becoming the target or victim of dishonest business practices.

    All seniors are welcome to join us to learn and socialize at our educational or informational programs.

    August 22 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Wingate United Methodist Church
  • The 25th annual Day of Caring will be Saturday, August 26, 2017.

     

    Teams of volunteers will do outside chores including cutting grass, weeding, pruning, trash pick-up, window washing, cleaning gutters, and small painting jobs.

    Volunteers will not be able to do any inside work and ask that homeowners furnish tools and materials needed for the job.  You must be a homeowner to participate and need to be present the day the volunteers come.

     

    August 26 at Council on Aging in Union County
  • Barn Dinner Theater:  Join us to take a trip to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro to see the Nunsense play.

    Nunsense follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook accidentally serves up some tainted soup, several sisters are poisoned and die, leaving only five living nuns who were not home on the day of the toxic meal. When the convent’s first in charge, Reverend Mother Regina, splurges on a plasma TV,

    August 29 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at Barn Dinner Theater
  • The purpose of Council on Aging’s annual meeting is to provide you with updates on our agency including our accomplishments and goals for the future. Additionally, this meeting offers interesting and helpful information for you in your efforts to age successfully.  Our annual meeting will include a silent auction with all the proceeds helping to fund our nonprofit agency.  Breakfast will be served.

     

    Where: The Agricultural Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe

    When:

    September 12 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Union County Agricultural Center
  • Caregivers so seldom take time or find the place to talk about their own needs. Support groups can help the family caregiver find some relief from isolation, share their experiences as a caregiver, and all the emotions that accompany that role.

    This meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm at the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe.  All family caregivers are welcome to attend.

     

    Please call 704-292-1797 for more information.

    September 19 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center
  • Day Trip – Lake Lure

    Lake Lure Riverboat Cruise:  Join us to enjoy a cruise on an open air deck in Lake Lure as the captain tells you the history of Lake Lure & the Dirty Dancing Film.  You won’t want to miss the beautiful scenery of the lake surrounded by the mountains.

    Lunch will be on the covered deck looking over Lake Lure at La Strada’s Italian Grille.

    Tickets are $65 and include lunch.

    Bus Trip tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.

    September 21 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Lake Lure, NC
  • The 12th Annual Union County Senior Wellness Expo will take place at the Agricultural Center. Screenings will consist of a skin cancer check, an oral cancer screening, hearing test, and flu shots.  You can meet with representatives from over 100 agencies that serve seniors in our area. If you have questions about assisted living, are looking for a new pharmacy, or would like to know more about what is available to you, come and learn.

     

    Doors open at 9:00AM &

    October 5 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Union County Agricultural Center
  • History

    The Union County Older Adult Interagency Council held its first meeting on December 14, 1987. The organizational minutes state that the purpose of the council is as follows:

    • Knowing each other and services attached
    • Better utilize staff and money
    • Identify and advocate for additional services for clients

    It was determined that knowing each other has to be a part of the program in order to better get services for our clients.

    October 9 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at TO BE DETERMINED
  • Caregivers so seldom take time or find the place to talk about their own needs. Support groups can help the family caregiver find some relief from isolation, share their experiences as a caregiver, and all the emotions that accompany that role.

    This meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm at the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe.  All family caregivers are welcome to attend.

     

    Please call 704-292-1797 for more information.

    October 17 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center
  • Caregivers so seldom take time or find the place to talk about their own needs. Support groups can help the family caregiver find some relief from isolation, share their experiences as a caregiver, and all the emotions that accompany that role.

    This meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm at the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe.  All family caregivers are welcome to attend.

     

    Please call 704-292-1797 for more information.

    November 21 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center
  • History

    The Union County Older Adult Interagency Council held its first meeting on December 14, 1987. The organizational minutes state that the purpose of the council is as follows:

    • Knowing each other and services attached
    • Better utilize staff and money
    • Identify and advocate for additional services for clients

    It was determined that knowing each other has to be a part of the program in order to better get services for our clients.

    December 11 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Lake Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Caregivers so seldom take time or find the place to talk about their own needs. Support groups can help the family caregiver find some relief from isolation, share their experiences as a caregiver, and all the emotions that accompany that role.

    This meeting is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm at the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe.  All family caregivers are welcome to attend.

     

    Please call 704-292-1797 for more information.

    December 19 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center
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