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Aging Well

Aging Well provides a forum where participants can approach some of the most pressing questions which arise as we age. While for many, aging may reflexively signify fears of loss or the unknown, here in community at White Memorial, there is space to discuss both our joys and our concerns, sorrows and unanticipated growth. Experts like psychologists, physicians, pastors and laypeople will share what they have learned about the aging process.

February 15, 2022 - Dr. Christopher Jones, Dir. of Outpatient Palliative Care at Duke Health, presents, "It's Always Too Early Until It's Too Late: Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice."
February 8, 2022 - Estate Attorney Maria Lynch will discuss "Critical Legal Documents to Put in Place as You Age."
February 1, 2022 - Parish Associate Jim Ferry will discuss "Planning Ahead for Your Death and Witness to the Resurrection Service & Resources at White Memorial."
December 14, 2021 - Senior Move Manager Pat Barnard will be discussing "Downsizing"
November 9, 2021 - Liisa Ogburn will share "Stories from the Trenches: Practical Advice for Families Caring for Aging Loved Ones."
September 14, 2021 - Susan Kansagra, Section Chief for the Chronic Disease and Injury Section and Acting Senior Deputy Director for NCDHHS, Division of Public Health will be discussing COVID, the Delta variant, boosters and how seniors can stay safe.
January 26, 2021 - Former WMPC pastor Art Ross will give this talk, "Wilderness Journeys: Ways People of Faith Survive Times of Uncertainty, Confusion, Fear, Loneliness and Division"
January 19, 2021 - Liisa Ogburn will provide an Overview of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the area, including pros, cons, and some high-level information on costs, waitlists, and important considerations.
January 12, 2021 - Psychologist Landy Anderton will give a talk, "Managing the Pandemic: How To Be Alone without Being Lonely"
January 5, 2021 - Dr. Gregg Colvin, Wake Med, will answer questions about COVID and the COVID vaccine. Please send your questions.
Sept. 29, 2020 - Open microphone: Bring any and all questions you have for me and I'll do my best to answer them and/or point you in the right direction.
Sept. 22, 2020 - Aging in Place: Tools, Resources & Stories (I'll share what I've learned while working with friends, neighbors and families who want to extend the time they live at home.)
Sept. 15, 2020 - Lisa Levine, of Dementia Alliance NC, will discuss the common issues and helpful resources they are seeing during COVID, as well as address any questions you have regarding caregiving, worries about loved ones isolated in Memory Care, etc.
Sept. 8, 2020 - Liisa Ogburn will address ways to feel connected in mind, body and spirit in spite of necessary social distancing due to COVID and answer questions.
Sept. 1, 2020 - Jean Williams, Cate Church Norman, Jim Ferry will share information on programming and church resources for senior members in the coming year, as well as answer pressing questions (such as who to call in the event of a hospitalization, how WM is handling memorial services, what policy will be in terms of on-campus programming in the coming year, etc.)

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