Orange County Free Health Literacy Seminar

Orange County Free Health Literacy Seminar

The Orange County Department on Aging is teaming up with Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and the Orange County Public Library to help residents take charge of their health by knowing how to ask health providers the right questions.

The County is hosting a free seminar entitled, “What’s up Doc? Take Charge of Your Health.” This is open to all ages and designed to educate and empower patients.

If health information is confusing or health care terms and medication instructions are difficult to understand…then this seminar is for you.

Patients and caregivers will receive a free copy of the National Institutes of Health’s guide entitled, “Talking with Your Doctor.”

The seminar will include the following presenters and topics:

  • Jean McDonald FNP, Orange County Health Department

“Talking to Your Doctor”

  • Jena Ivey Burkhart, PharmD, Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at UNC Medical Center

“Managing your Medications”

Seymour Center in Chapel Hill

Wednesday, September 30, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough

Wednesday, October 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Immediately following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to visit information stations to obtain a host of community resources including a free library card.

To register, please call Central Orange Senior Center at 919.245.2015, or the Seymour Center at 919.968.2070.

About Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County (HCOC) is a network of agencies and citizens partnering to promote health and wellness in Orange County. HCOC’s mission is to advocate, guide and assist Orange County in planning and implementing health care strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, improve health status and prevent premature death and injury for all residents in the county regardless of age, race, income or educational level.

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day Event

The Orange County Department on Aging invites the public to celebrate the 2015 National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 23.

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed the first day of fall to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.

The Department on Aging invites everyone to schedule an appointment for a FREE customized falls prevention screening including a balance screening, footwear examination, exercise demonstration, walker and cane fitting adjustment and consultation provided by UNC University Physical Therapy and ElderFit In Home Rehab.


Seymour Center – 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Call 919.968.2070

Screenings are free, however, participants must schedule an appointment in advance. Contact the location of your choice to register.

Chapel Hill Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation



Chapel Hill Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation

Did you know that 60% of all home fire fatalities occur in residences without a working smoke alarm? Join the American Red Cross, Safe Kids Orange County, and the Chapel Hill Fire Department on October 10th at 9am as we install over 200 alarms in high-risk neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill. We will be kicking off at Smith Middle School (9201 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill 27516) for a short training and then heading out in the community in teams. We will officially go until 2pm, but if you can’t stay the whole time that is not a problem. Don’t want to be an installer? No worries! We have roles for discussing fire safety with residents and documenting the event. No skills or prior experience necessary!

You can sign up at here or just show up! For more information contact Jeffrey at or (919) 489-6541 ex. 4120.

Thank you for helping to save lives!

UNC Health Care Professionals Community Coffee

UNC Health Care Professionals Community Coffee: Join us as UNC Health Care Professionals share information about High-TEQ at Hillsborough Hospital. This monthly event is free and open to the public.

RSVVP Day 2015

RSVVP Day 2015

“RSVVP” stands for “Restaurants Sharing 10 Percent” (the Vs are Roman numerals). Participating restaurants contribute 10% of their total proceeds on RSVVP Day to benefit the IFC’s Food Pantry and Community Kitchen. For a complete listing of participating restaurants, visit, check local newspapers or look for the posters. The 26th annual RSVVP Day, in November 2014, raised over $26,000 for IFC hunger-relief programs!

Kidzu Pay What You Can Admission

Kidzu Pay What You Can Admission: This day is specifically designed to make our museum accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As we do so, we know we can count on your support—as members, as friends, and as people who understand the importance of learning through play. Can you pay it forward??

Triangle Weavers Sale and Community Weave-In

Triangle Weavers Sale and Community Weave-In

Do you love handwoven textiles?  Have you ever wanted to try weaving?

The Triangle Weavers Guild is hosting a free event at their new Triangle Fiber Arts Center, located in the Old Murphy School at 3717 Murphy School Rd, Durham, NC 27705, in Orange County.

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 for a HANDWOVEN SALE and COMMUNITY WEAVE-IN.   There will be handwoven items, yarn, weaving equipment, and books for sale.  We will also have several different types of looms set up for children and adults to try weaving.

COME JOIN THE FUN!  More information  –

Carrabba’s Fundraiser for St Paul Village 5K

On Saturday, October 10, 2015 a fundraiser will be held for the Fourth Annual St Paul Village 5K Walk/Run. For the small donation of $12 you will get a lunch meal prepared by the chef from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The meal will include grilled chicken, pasta, Caesar salad, a homemade dessert  and a beverage. Meals will be prepared and served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church which is located at 101 N. Merritt Mill Road in Chapel Hill. You can eat in or take out. Tickets are available from church members and the church office.

The Fourth Annual St Paul Village 5K Walk/Run will be held at McDougle Middle School in Carrboro, NC on March 5, 2016. Proceeds will primarily benefit St. Paul Village, a multi-use and multi-generational development that will provide amenities and resources to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as fulfill the church’s need for expanded worship and fellowship spaces. The campus will be located at corner of Rogers Road and Purefoy Drive. To fulfill the congregation’s commitment to assisting in the community, a percentage of the proceeds will be distributed to two local non-profits.

Learn more about the fundraiser and the 5K at the Church’s website: ; by

emailing the Church at , or by calling 919-967-3961.

Chapel Hill Public Library Mystery in the Stacks

Chapel Hill Public Library Mystery in the Stacks

The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation invites you to the 1st Annual Mystery in the Stacks (an interactive, murder mystery dinner theater experience).  The Library’s expanded and renovated space is the perfect place for a mystery to unfold.

Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction will also include a special Ribbon Cutting for the Library’s new Automated Materials Handler.  Pre-bidding has already begun at

Dinner will be served in the Library’s interior spaces, including the Grand Reading Room.  Don’t miss this killer opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry – after hours and in the middle of the library stacks!

While you dine, a murder mystery will unfold around you.  Pay attention, as you learn “The Write Way To Commit Murder” performed by the professional troupe of actors from It’s A Mystery, featured in Southern Living Magazine.  The interactive theater will provide a sophisticated plot, colorful characters, and clues for your table to solve.  Whether you bring a date, your book club or your entire office, it is sure to be an evening to die for!

Cocktail attire will be standard, but your best sleuthing costume would be applauded.


Join us for Pawsfest, a fun festival and 4K run/half mile walk to save animals in our community! Live music, food trucks, beer tastings, local vendors, games for kids & adults and more! General admission is only $5, and all proceeds help Paws4ever rescue homeless animals in our community.