Age & Dementia Education Series


The Northern Wake Senior Center and the Wake Forest Senior Information Networking Group (SING) are partnering to host an array of classes, workshops, and other events on Saturday mornings over the next several months to raise awareness about aging, Alzheimer’s, and related dementias.

Each occasion in the 2024 Age & Dementia Education Series will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about dozens of aging and dementia-related programs, services, products, and resources – all at the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave.

This series is presented as part of an ongoing effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community.


2024 Schedule

Empowering Caregivers: Navigating the Journey Together
Saturday, April 13  |  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The series gets underway Saturday, April 13, with "Empowering Caregivers: Navigating the Journey Together."

Led by Lynette Wilson, this presentation will focus on equipping caregivers with the tools, resources, and support networks they need to confidently navigate the challenges of caregiving.

The Senior Expo for Caregivers & Seniors
Saturday, June 8  |  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The series continues Saturday, June 8, with "The Senior Expo for Caregivers & Seniors." This comprehensive event will be aimed at providing resources, information, and support for both caregivers and seniors. Attendees will explore a range of exhibitors tailored to address the unique needs and challenges faced by seniors and their caregivers. The Senior Expo offers a one-stop destination for empowering our local community to navigate the journey of aging with confidence and dignity.

De-Prescribe & Thrive: Empowering Caregivers
Saturday, Aug. 10  |  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

"De-Prescribe & Thrive: Empowering Caregivers" will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 10.
Led by Dr. Leon Canterbury, this session will provide caregivers with the knowledge and tools necessary to optimize medication regimens for their loved ones. Through education and support, caregivers learn how to safely reduce or discontinue unnecessary medications, promoting better health outcomes and improving overall well-being.

Pathways to Wellness
Saturday, Oct. 12  |  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The 2024 series concludes Saturday, Oct. 12, with "Pathways to Wellness." Led by Northern Wake Senior center Director Jennie Griggs, this session will guide caregivers toward holistic well-being through a combination of personalized strategies and community support by exploring various pathways including physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and mindfulness.


Know Before You Go

  • Each event is free and no registration is required.

  • Each session will feature a different speaker and include professional vendors that specialize in providing assistance to family members of people with dementia.


Age & Dementia Education Series
Renaissance Centre Specialist

Northern Wake Senior Center
235 E. Holding Ave.