Free AARP summer events for older adults in the mountain region

Press release from AARP North Carolina: 

Coffee and Conversation: Among Friends
Ferguson Family YMCA, 31 Westridge Market Pl, Candler, NC 28715
4th Wednesday monthly from 10:30 -11:00 AM

Join your YMCA & AARP friends and staff for a cool or hot beverage and discussion about topics that are important to all of us. Community experts will join us for some topics to get healthy and active. Stop by to share, learn and make new friends!
July 25: Gardening (
Aug 22: Hiking
Sept 26: Disrupt Aging / Healthy Aging Challenge
Oct. 24: Diversity & Inclusion
Nov 21- Fraud and Scam Prevention

Register at the Ferguson Family YMCA Reception Desk or call Rebecca at 828-380-6242 or for more

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care: A Conversation with Friends
Thursday, July 26th, 10AM – 12PM
Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140, Asheville NC 28806
Register here: or 919-782-1530

We want to hear from you! What are the most pressing concerns that you have about long term care? Join others and make your voice count in our work towards the overall quality of long term care in our state.

AARP is partnering with Friends of Residents in Long Term Care (FORLTC) and the Area Agency on Aging at Land of Sky Regional Council for this event. FORLTC is a statewide advocacy organization promoting quality care and representing the voices of NC’s nursing home residents and their loved ones for over 30 years.

Fraud Watch Network Presentation
Thursday, July 26th, from 1:30-3:00 PM
South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Register: or 877-926-8300
Learn to make informed investment decisions and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Hear from experts on investor education & fraud, insurance scams, ID theft and more!

Ice Cream & Conversation with a Transportation Planner
Monday, July 30th, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lakeview Center for Active Aging, 401 Laurel Cir Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or 828-669-8610
Interested in what transportation improvements are planned for the Swannanoa/Black Mountain/East Asheville area (Blue Ridge Road Interchange, Greenways, Etc.)? Wondering how to get involved and bring transportation issues to light? AARP and the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization will host an informal discussion. Bring your transportation comments and transportation questions and enjoy complimentary ice cream!

Hot Fun in the Summer Time
Tuesday, August 7th , 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Shiloh Complex, 121 Shiloh Rd., Asheville, NC 28803, 877-926-8300
Participate in “National Night Out” and help make our neighborhoods safe and healthy. Bring your family, invite a friend or neighbor and join us for an evening of dancing, picnicking, storytelling, and learning how to live a safer, healthier life.

Meet the Candidates: Learn Where Candidates Stand on Topics Impacting Older
Adults in Buncombe County
Tuesday, August 28th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM*
UNC Asheville OLLI, 1 Campus View Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
50+ Americans are the nation’s most powerful voting block – and it’s important we stay that way. Join the Buncombe County Aging Coordinators Consortium for a legislative meet and greet with candidates for Buncombe County Commissioner, Sheriff, County Clerk and District Attorney; North Carolina House and Senate; and US House of Representatives. All candidates will be invited. This event is hosted by The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in collaboration with the Buncombe County Aging Coordinators Consortium (ACC) Public Policy Committee, AARP NC, DayStay Adult Day Services, Disability Partners, Land of Sky
Regional Council, MemoryCare, and UNC Asheville OLLI.

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