Aging in Place Downtown is a program of Comprehensive Care of Wilmington.
We are a non-profit organization in the State of North Carolina.
If you are over 55, live in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina and are beginning to think about life as a Senior, the AGING IN PLACE DOWNTOWN Program is meant for you. Regardless of your health, wealth, or type of home, you will be eligible to participate in this innovative program to help you remain in your own home as you age.
AGING IN PLACE DOWNTOWN enables seniors to remain in their own homes with our service, called “Options Counseling.” We help you identify your current and future needs and assist you in accessing services that will keep you at home. We consider medical, mental health, social, homemaking, legal, technology, safety, home modification and maintenance, financial, nutrition, housing, and transportation factors that are crucial to aging in place.
We inform you of resources in the community and suggest ways to pay for them.
Please click on the buttons above for details on our programs and to find ways to help us.
____________________________________________ TUESDAY TALKS - A monthly series of free talks of interest to Agers in Place Downtown...
WHAT A PAIN!
Pain is a common complaint of patients of all ages and seems to become more “normal” as we age. But pain management has progressed over the years and we will explore new approaches in 21st century medicine.
Our speaker has titled his program, "The curse of Eve - Is Pain Our Punishment?” but will offer innovative ways of addressing the problem. He will review the old concepts of pain management including physical therapy, NSAIDS, opioids, steroid injections, implantable pain pumps and others, and compare them with new approaches including stem cells and platelet rich plasma injections. Common problems and myths about narcotics, alcohol and pain medications, driving under the influence of pain meds, and marijuana will also be discussed, with plenty of time for questions.
Sunil Arora, MD., Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, obtained his MD in India and post graduate training in Anesthesiology in London. He completed a Pain Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He served as an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Pain management in Chapel Hill Hospitals and for the last 16 years has been in private practice at the Center for Pain Management in Wilmington. His major interest is educating patients and treating chronic pain involving the spine, joints, and malignant conditions.
► Tuesday February 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
► Main Library · 3rd & Chestnut Sts. · New Hanover Room
► FREE! Please RSVP: AgingInPlaceDowntown@hotmail.com or
leave a message at: 910-805-HOME (4663)
► Free 2 hour parking on the ground level of the deck on 2nd Street