Educational Activities

Caregiver Support Group

Each month we conduct a support group for those who are caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia. This support group is a great opportunity for caregivers to get together and discuss some of the daily issues and challenges that they face.

Meeting Time

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.

This group is certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Please share this information with anyone that you know that might benefit from these meetings.

This month our meeting will be Tuesday, May 2nd at 9 a.m.

Grief Support Group

The grief of losing someone that you love cannot be known until you are placed in that situation. Everyone experiences grief in their own way. There is no right or wrong in grieving. We have a Grief Support Group that meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Group Purpose

Our group is designed to bring people together who share a common experience – the loss of a loved one. Whether it has been 2 months or 5 years, the pain of loss can still be very intense. If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, please join us for a strictly confidential meeting to share feelings and offer support.

Meeting Time

The meeting this month is on Tuesday, May 9th at 10 a.m.

Healthy Heart Workshop

We all know that getting more exercise and eating the right foods can make your heart healthy. What else can we do to feel good and enjoy life? Tennova Rehab will be at the Center on Friday, May 19th at 10:30 with some great information on how to have a healthy heart. 

Elder Law Senior Talk with J. Barry

May is National Elder Law Month and in honor of this, local Elder law attorney, J. Barry, will be speaking at the center on Tuesday, May 2nd at 1:00. He will be discussing topics relevant to Senior Citizens. There will be a brief period of question and answer time following the program.

The Warning Signs of a Stroke

Every minute counts when seeking treatment for someone who is having a stroke. Some damage is irreversible after a period of time. There are many warning signs that your body could be telling you that you are having a stroke. Janelyn Knowles, Director of Rehab at Tennova Healthcare, will be at the Center on Friday, May 5th at 10:30 to discuss the warning signs of a stroke and what you should do if you are experiencing these conditions. It could possibly save your life or someone near to you by learning this. 

Tennova Orthopedic Dept Workshop

So, your doc has mentioned orthopedic surgery. Now what? What are your risks? How long should you expect to be in the hospital? How long until you can do all of the things you did before? Where will you be doing your rehab and physical therapy? The Orthopedic Dept at Tennova Healthcare will be at the Center on Friday, May 12th at 1:00 with some great info on what to expect with orthopedic surgery.

Parkinson's Workshop II

Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. It is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over the age of 60. Kathy with Senior Helpers Home Care will be here at the Center on Friday, May 26th at 10 for her second program in a series of three workshops on understanding Parkinson's Disease and how to deal with it. Please invite anyone you know who would benefit from this program.

Wilson County 911 S.A.F.E.R. Program

Wilson County 911 is providing a confidential, potentially life saving free service for Wilson County residents. Info that you provide to them will be entered into their database and can only be viewed if you call 911. Your info will be tired to your cell phone and/or land line numbers. This info could be very important to emergency responders during their emergency services when you call 911. They can be aware of your medical conditions, allergies, your age, even if you have pets in the home. Sara O'Connor, office manager of Wilson County 911, will be at the Center on Thursday, May 4th at 12:45 to explain this service and what you need to do to provide this info to them. A few minutes could be the difference in life or death.