Aging in Place Downtown is a program of Comprehensive Care of Wilmington.
We are a non-profit organization in the State of North Carolina.
We now serve the entire city of Wilmington, NC!
If you are over age 55, live in 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. We began our program in a limited area of downtown Wilmington. But today, while we have kept our name, we serve seniors in the entire City of Wilmington.
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...
Note: Our Tuesday Talk will be on a MONDAY in September only.
A Touch of Arthritis
When we, or someone we know, has a twinge in a knee or shoulder or another joint, we’re apt to say, “it must be a touch of arthritis.” According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 91 million Americans may have arthritis and its annual cost, in terms of medical care and lost productivity, may be as high as $304 billion or 1% of the US GDP. Everyone gets arthritis but not everyone has pain.
There are numerous types of arthritis but most of us are familiar with the most common type, osteoarthritis. Our Tuesday Talk will explore the various types of arthritis while discussing osteoarthritis in detail. We will discuss the differentiation between arthritis and other types of pain, and learn more about the four approaches to treatment: physical therapy, medication, injections, and surgery. There will be plenty of time for questions.
David H. Snow, MD is a Board Certified Rheumatologist with over 20 years’ experience in private practice, serving the Cape Fear region since 1998. He received his medical degree from The University of Toledo College of Medicine in 1990, completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital in 1993 and a Fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 1995. He is currently in practice at Cape Fear Arthritis Care. His professional memberships include American College of Rheumatology, United Rheumatology, and North Carolina Rheumatology Association.
Abbey McClanahan, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Liberty University in 2010. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College in 2013. Her areas of interest include general rheumatologic and orthopedic conditions, fall risk, and gait and balance, as well as sports medicine rehabilitation.
► September 17, 2018 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: MONDAY!
► 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 between Chestnut and Grace Streets