ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 9, 2016)—The Orange County Department on Aging, Second Journey, Charles House and UNC’s Partnerships in Aging Program invites the public to the next Aging in Community speaker series, “Planning for Our Future: What Will You Do When You Need Care?”

During this event, we will learn about new models of long term care offered in other countries. The event will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

We expect to age, but rarely do we expect to need long term care. In fact, half of us say we’d rather die than go to a nursing home - yet 70% of us will need this type of care at some point in our lives.  How can we improve our options for long term care beyond the nursing home? 

The documentary portrays new models of long-term care for people with dementia in the Netherlands, Thailand, and Canada. Immediately following the film, we will have a facilitated discussion, comparing and contrasting these models with what is currently available in Orange County.  Ultimately, we want Orange County to have an array of good answers to the question; “What will you do when you need care?”

The seminar is free and no registration is required.

For more information please call the Seymour Center at 919.968.2070.

Planning for Our Future: What Will You Do When You Need Care is provided by Carol Woods and Carolina Meadows.