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...
More than 5.5 million US doctor visits each year are due to dizziness, and dizziness is thought to affect over 30% of adults over age 65. Dizziness can take many forms; it can last seconds, minutes, months, or even years. In up to 80% of patients, the actual cause is never found.
Our Tuesday Talk will explore the very common complaint of dizziness and define the various types, including syncope, vertigo, and lightheadedness. We will learn to recognize when medical care is indicated, whom to see first – primary care physician, neurologist, physical therapist, cardiologist, or ENT – and the types of treatment that may prove effective. We will also discuss the risks of dizziness with respect to falls and overall health, and get recommendations to increase safety and wellness. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Karen Lambert, DPT, graduated from The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000 and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2014. She earned Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy, and her primary interest is in patient care and research in neurologic diagnoses. She served as the Officer in Charge of the Traumatic Brain Injury Section of Physical Therapy Services at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2007-2010. She developed a training course for military providers to address the needs of service members with complaints of dizziness which is held annually across the United States and overseas. Currently, Ms Lambert provides patient care at Bodies in Balance Physical Therapy, and serves as the Vestibular Program Lead for the Hearing Center of Excellence, providing clinical and research guidance to the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.
► Tuesday March 20, 2018 - 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 between Chestnut and Grace Streets (approach from Grace Street due to construction)