While home care allows people to safely remain in their own homes, it doesn’t mean they have to stay at home. A referred caregiver can offer you the opportunity to enjoy some of the many events, activities, and great restaurants New Hanover County and Brunswick County have to offer. Both Livin’ Out Loud and Better Living include calendars which highlight a number of activities and events of interest to seniors, adults with disabilities, and retirees in the surrounding community.
Referred caregivers can provide accompaniment to medical appointments as well as to parks, libraries, church services, theaters, museums, or one of the many senior centers. They can visit Greenfield Lake, Hugh MacRae Park or Airlie Gardens during azalea season with you, or attend a local concert. A caregiver referred by Griswold Home Care could also accompany you to Mayfaire, Independence Mall, Lumina Station, or the RiverWalk.
For those who wish to stay at home, you can ask a referred caregiver to bring the community to you by bringing you a meal from your favorite restaurant or library books about a new subject you’d like to learn. Many of the caregivers we refer share your interest in gardening, scrapbooking, letter writing and may other hobbies.
- New Hanover County is blessed with an active senior center offering seniors volunteer opportunities, fitness and art classes, support groups, life enrichment, congregate lunches, home delivered meals and more.
Alzheimers North Carolina (Alz NC)
- Alz NC supports individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through community education, family support, public awareness and support of research.
- Connections offers Monday tours of the Cameron Art Museum especially designed for the safety and enjoyment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The tours have recently opened to include those with disabilities who may also benefit from special accommodations. Tours are free but need to be scheduled in advance.
- The NCLBPH freely circulates thousands of books and magazines in large print, audio formats, or Braille to those who are eligible. They also freely loan audio players with special accessories such as remote controls, breathe switches, and extension levers as needed to operate.
- Our local libraries have a number of audio books in different formats if reading has become difficult because of visual impairment.
- Lifelong learning opportunities at UNCW for “seasoned learners 50+.”