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...
In February only, we will meet on MONDAY rather than Tuesday...
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, a Board Certified Rheumatologist and Abbey McClanahan, PT, DPT, a physical therapist, both in practice at Cape Fear Arthritis Care.
► MONDAY February 25, 2019 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
► Main Library · 3rd & Chestnut Sts. · New Hanover
► 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