Senior Education Retreat

April 18, 2018---9am-3pm

The Chatham County Council on Aging, in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension Service, is putting together a day-long program of educational sessions on a wide range of topics at the new Chatham County Agricultural and Conference Center. The keynote speaker is Dr. Nortin M. Hadler, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Author of a number of books and other publications, including “Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society,” Dr. Hadler encourages people to make better choices and increase their wellness as they age.

Among the many other topics that will be addressed during the day by speakers from Chatham and surrounding counties include fraud and scam protection, advanced directives, spring gardening, cooking for 1 or 2, financial and estate planning, selecting the right footwear, internet technologies for seniors, pain management, discovering Nia as a holistic fitness practice,medicinal use of herbs, downsizing and de-cluttering, preservation of historical sites, and much more.

The registration price of $25 will include a catered lunch from “The Old Place,” which has operated on a 120-acre farm in Bear Creek since 1979.

All proceeds from the retreat will go to support the work of the Council on Aging in its efforts to serve Chatham seniors and their families. The Council has a growing wait list for such services as Meals on Wheels, In-Home Personal Care, and Family Caregiver Respite.

​The Tony Williamson Band &

Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra

June 24, 2018, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Carolina Meadows

2nd Annual Music Fundraiser

We are are looking ahead to a wonderful night of bluegrass and jazz at Carolina Meadows. This year Tony Williamson (Chatham resident) will have his band with him and they will play with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra.

Last year Carolina Meadows generously offered their auditorium for the musical, fundraising event for the Council and they are ready to do it again. Like last year, Carolina Meadows will provide a dessert table with coffee and refreshments to visit in between the performances. It's bound to be a night of sheer delight. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Since 1991, The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society has programmed a regular series of events throughout the fiscal year, primarily concert presentations and rehearsals by the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra (a community orchestra formed by Dr. Gregg Gelb when he was Visiting Artist at Central Carolina Community College from 1989-1991 and educational outreach events associated with the concerts. Special guest artist concerts are a regular part of the programming. World famous jazz artists have appeared in our series: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bud Shank, Dave Valentin, Houston Person, just to name a few.