Requesting Volunteers and Sponsors for the 2017 Region K Senior Games Registration

The 2017 Region K Senior Games will kick off this month on March 23rd and continue through May 18.  The coordination and execution of all the events would not be possible with out all the dedicated volunteers.   If you’d like to join us in encouraging our seniors to stay active and healthy, please consider becoming a volunteer. Volunteers from all areas of the community are welcome. We are also seeking corporate sponsors. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Senior Games program as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact: Melissa Catlett, Local Coordinator at 252-436-2040.

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3rd Annual Region K World Elder Abuse Awareness WALK

The 3rd Annual Region K World Elder Abuse Awareness WALK will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

This year the event will be hosted by Vance County (Location has not been confirmed)

Start time is 8:30 am with Registration; Walk to start at 9:30 am.

More information coming soon.

If you have any questions or wish to register as a vendor; please contact Ms. Kim Hawkins, Regional Ombudsman at (252) 436- 2050 or 1(866) 506-6223.

We are looking forward to seeing you on June 15, 2017 in Vance County.

 

Alternative Fuels Sources Seminar

We wanted you to know first!

Kerr Tar Council of Governments with the NC Clean Energy Technology Center is hosting an Alternative Fuels Sources Seminar on March 8, 2017 at 1:30pm.

More exciting details to come.

We wanted you to know first so you can mark the date on your calendar. We’ll be back with more news soon!

2017 Region K Senior Game Registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Region K Senior Games. Participants must be 50 years of age or better and be a resident of one of these five counties: Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance or Warren.  Additionally, participant must be a North Carolina resident for a minimum of three consecutive months of the year. Volunteers from all areas of the community are welcome. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Senior Games program as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact: Melissa Catlett, Local Coordinator at 252-436-2040.

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Respite Care Events

The Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is cosponsoring two events with The Duke Family Support Program in January to distribute respite vouchers to families caring for individuals with dementia. The first event will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at the Oxford Senior Center, 107 Lanier St, Oxford, NC.  The second event will be on Wednesday, January 18th at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St, Henderson, NC. Yaneli Smith and Bobbi Matchar from the Duke Family Support Program will meet with caregivers of loved ones with dementia and offer counseling, education and/or respite vouchers. Respite care is a key component of caregiver support that strengthens family systems while protecting the health and well-being of family caregivers as well as care recipients.  For more information contact Melissa Catlett at mcatlett@kerrtarcog.org.