Senior Education Conference

November 7, 2018---8:15am-3:30pm

The Chatham County Council on Aging, in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension Service of Chatham County, is putting together another day-long program of educational sessions on a wide range of topics at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center. The keynote speaker is Dr. James Johnson, who is a William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center. Dr. Johnson will be speaking on “The Browning & Graying of America”—Implications of Immigration for an Aging Population.

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, container gardening, cooking for 1 or 2, financial and estate planning, discovering Nia as a holistic fitness practice,medicinal use of herbs, downsizing and de-cluttering,  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.

Dr. James Johnson

Fall 2018 Program

Spring 2018 Retreat Presentations

On-Line Auction 

September 1-30, 2018

Help Chatham County seniors by donating and bidding on auction items. The auction will go live September 1st and end September 30.  If you would like to donate something, here's what we are looking for: Art, time-shares, trips, massages,services, tours, tickets, gift baskets, Air BnB, and products, etc.  Contact or 919-542-4512 ext. 223.