Older Adult, Caregiver, & Dementia CIT Training

Regional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certification classes are gearing up to meet the need of our community members. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, more than 50 percent of the state’s law enforcement population are CIT trained. The CIT program is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention with …

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Busy Item Donations

Seniors with dementia may show anxiety or agitation in their hands. Signs include pulling or rubbing at clothes or bedding, rubbing hands together, twisting fingers, wringing hands, wandering, and repetitive speech. Sensory therapy or fidget items are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. Simple fidget items can provide an interactive, tactile, and engaging …

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Public Hearing

A proposed budget for the operation of the Neuse River Council d/b/a Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 has been presented to its Board of Directors. This budget is open and available for public inspection online at www.eccog.org or at 233 Middle St, Ste. 300, O’Marks Building, New Bern, NC during …

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Tim Ware

A graduate of NC State University, Tim served as Fiscal Director and Assistant Director of the Mid-East Commission, headquartered in Washington, NC, beginning in 1994, and was named Executive Director in 2002.  After 10 years at Mid-East, he moved to Fredericksburg, VA, assuming the post of Executive Director of the George Washington Regional Commission, serving for …

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Special Meeting of the Executive Committee – July 22, 2021

  Notice of Executive Committee Board Meeting Eastern Carolina Council Board of Directors July 22, 2021 The Eastern Carolina Council has scheduled an Executive Committee Board Meeting for Thursday, July 22, 2021. This meeting will be held in the third-floor conference room of the O’Marks Building, located at 233 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560. …

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