Age & Dementia Education Series continues Saturday with "Senior Expo for Caregivers & Seniors"

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 2:57pm

The Northern Wake Senior Center and the Wake Forest Senior Information Networking Group (SING) are partnering to host a series of free classes, workshops, and other events to raise awareness about aging, Alzheimer’s, and related dementias. Each event 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. All are scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m., and no registration is required.

The series continues Saturday, June 8, with the "Senior Expo for Caregivers & Seniors." This comprehensive event will provide 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" 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.

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.

For more information about the 2024 Age & Dementia Education Series, visit or contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or [email protected].

Northern Wake Senior Center