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...
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO A NURSING HOME?
No one wakes up in the morning wishing they were in a nursing home. Yet, 52% of Americans will need long term care after age 65 and a great deal of that is delivered in a nursing home setting, at a median annual cost in excess of $85,000. Seniors’ loved ones frequently struggle to care for them at home, and at some point, the strain of the full-time responsibility may be too much. What is the alternative?
Our Tuesday Talk will describe PACE – the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly – provided in Wilmington by Elderhaus. Designed for seniors who would otherwise need and qualify for nursing home care, PACE takes responsibility for all aspects of caregiving, partially at its day program, while enabling the senior to continue living at home. Elderhaus also provides other forms of day care and we will hear about each of them. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Eric S. Fox is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Elderhaus. Originally from New Jersey, he has spent 29 years working in the field of Human Services, primarily working within the areas of mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance abuse services. He has worked in North Carolina for almost 13 years and has recently focused his efforts on the aging population.
► June 17, 2019 - 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 entered between Chestnut and Grace Streets