ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 7, 2016)—The Department on Aging invites the public to join in the global fight against ageism by attending the “Age of Disruption Tour” presented by Dr. Bill Thomas.

The national tour is coming to the Friday Center on Thursday, April 21.  Join Bill Thomas, along with musicians Nate Silas Richardson and international recording artist Samite and disrupt our culture’s views about aging and dementia.

Thomas is a world-renowned geriatrician, author, creator of the Greenhouse Movement and the Eden Alternative - and co-founder of

Two different events will be offered to equip our next generation of elders with the skills and enthusiasm for this important work.

Disrupt Dementia: 
Thursday, April 21 (2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at the Friday Center
A 90-minute community workshop focused on disrupting stereotypes regarding dementia. The event will premiere a new documentary by the director of the award-winning film, Alive Inside, followed by live music and participant engagement. 

Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game: Blending myth and science, live music and storytelling.  This 90 minute event of “nonfiction theatre” features a highly entertaining and highly disruptive exploration of aging.  Thursday, April 21 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) at the Friday Center

The Friday Center is located at 100 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill.

Afternoon workshop and evening performance tickets are $15 each.  CEU credits will be available for professionals for an additional fee.  All ticket, venue, CEU credit and other information is available online at

If you live in Orange County, and need assistance with registration or obtaining a scholarship, please call the Aging Transitions Helpline at 919.968.2087.