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...
Could It Be Depression?
Everyone has ups and downs, changes in mood or outlook, regardless of age. As we get older, life events – retirement, loss of loved ones, changes in financial status or social opportunities - may have an impact not experienced before. Are the feelings natural? Are they signs of depression?
Our Tuesday Talk will ask and answer some important questions to gauge our own wellbeing or the wellbeing of our loved ones. Can depression occur in older age when it’s never been a problem before? Can a long history of depression get better in older age? What physical conditions can be mistaken for depression? What are the latest treatments, and can non-pharmaceuticals be useful? There will be plenty of time for questions.
Tom Boeker, MD, PhD, is board certified in general adult psychiatry and is in private practice at Wilmington Psych. He graduated from Brown University Medical School and trained at UNC, Chapel Hill where he served at both UNC Neurosciences Hospital and Dorothea Dix Hospital. In addition to prescribing medications, he is one of few practicing psychiatrists who enjoys talking to his patients and providing therapy. Before attending medical school, Dr. Boeker earned a PhD in theater and taught at the University of Virginia. He worked as a theater critic for newspapers in Atlanta and Chicago.
► Tuesday February 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