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Eastern North Carolina regional NC Senior Tar Heel delegates met at ECCAAA on July 6, 2022, discuss their legislative priorities that they will be submitting to the Senior Tar Heel Legislation. Priorities discussed included increasing Home Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) funding based on the original 8 million that was requested in previous years, […]
Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging (ECCAAA), New Bern Fire Department, and the New Bern Police Department have partnered together to bring the Project Lifesaver Program to New Bern, NC. Agencies are currently working together to develop the program and pilot it over the next year. ECCAAA applied and received an Alzheimer’s Foundation […]
Jelly Drops Come to Eastern North Carolina ECCAA staff will be distributing Jelly Drops throughout the region to Family Caregiver Support providers to educate clients on an innovated hydration intake method. Jelly drops assist people with dementia, the elderly, and others who are struggling to stay hydrated. With an eye-catching colorful design and a teardrop […]
North Carolina State Government Grant Opportunities The North Carolina state government website nc.gov recently launched a searchable resource that as of May 2022 lists in one place for the first time over 80 opportunities for grants from state agencies. Users can search by keyword or category and can export the data into a spreadsheet.
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Elder Abuse Awareness Events Across the Region June 15th is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. North Carolina recognizes the period from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day each year as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Various events and education campaigns are held throughout the region during the months of May and June. The goal of […]
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 […]
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 […]