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...
MY KNEE HURTS!
Roughly 20% of Americans report suffering from knee pain and among those over age 65, the number rises to more than one third. And over a 20-year period beginning in 1974, the incidence of knee pain in Americans increased by 65%. What causes knee pain, and what accounts for the significant increase in its prevalence?
Our Tuesday Talk will focus on the knee in all its complexity. We’ll learn about its structure and what keeps it working effectively. And we’ll discuss the various causes of pain ranging from torn menisci and ligaments, arthritis, and tendonitis to infection and cancer. We will also learn about the relationship between the hip or spine and the knee, which can cause knee pain, and about poor circulation which can contribute to pain as well. There will be plenty of time for questions.
James D. Hundley, MD is a retired orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of UNC School of Medicine and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Hundley has a particular interest in sports medicine and served as an athletic team physician while performing adult reconstructive surgery in private practice. He is the co-author of the My Bones series, a growing collection of books on bones and joints written for the lay consumer. He also blogs with and for doctors on the aging process.
Richard J. Nasca, MD is a graduate of Georgetown Medical School and did graduate and post-graduate training in orthopedic surgery at the hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke. He treated Vietnam casualties as Chief of Amputee and Hand Services at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. In private practice he specialized in caring for patients with spine deformities, injuries and disorders. With Dr. Hundley, Dr. Nasca is co-author of the My Bones series, and is an active volunteer with a variety of service organizations around Wilmington.
► November 13, 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