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Animal Services Events

  1. Spring Adoption Special!

    April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020 @ Orange County Animal Services

    All adoptable canines and felines are nearly HALF PRICE as part of our Spring Adoption Special during the month of April!

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  2. Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination & Microchip clinic!

    April 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    Join us for our low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic! 1-yr and 3-yr rabies vaccinations will be offered for $10. Microchips will be offered for $35. A previous rabies certificate is required for the 3-year rabies vaccine. Please bring all animals on leashes or in carriers.

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Countywide Events

  1. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  2. Welcome to Medicare!

    April 13, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Chapel Hill Public Library

    Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions on Medicare - and all its parts. Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.

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  3. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  4. Dementia Basics: A Caregiver Education Series

    April 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    A four-part series with topics around: brain health - types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparing for the journey ahead. We invite those with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and other interested community members to join us! Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  5. Talking Across Differences: Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

    April 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Politics can be polarizing. It sometimes feels impossible to find common ground with people who think differently than we. Better Angels is an organization that brings together liberals and conservatives. During this Skills Training Workshop, you will be provided with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations with people who disagree politically; have the chance to practice these skills; and be motivated to have these conversations with people you know.

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  6. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 16, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  7. Health Care Decisions Day

    April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Nothing is certain except death and taxes. That’s why Health Care Decisions Day is the day after tax day! Have you created your advanced care plan? Have you wondered how to have the conversation about end of life wishes with loved ones? Members of the End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team will be available at tables at each Center to discuss these topics and more. We will have copies of Five Wishes, the Conversation Project, and other resources available.

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  8. Health Care Decisions Day @ Passmore

    April 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Nothing is certain except death and taxes. That’s why Health Care Decisions Day is the day after tax day! Have you created your advanced care plan? Have you wondered how to have the conversation about end of life wishes with loved ones? Members of the End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team will be available at tables at each Center to discuss these topics and more. We will have copies of Five Wishes, the Conversation Project, and other resources available.

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  9. Las Vegas Night

    April 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Win big at the annual Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center fundraiser. Your ticket includes Vegas-style casino gambling, $10,000 in “chips,” dancing, a delicious chicken & BBQ dinner, door prizes and more. There is even a grand prize Flat Screen HDTV and you don’t have to be present to win! Use your “winnings” from exciting games like Black Jack and Roulette to bid on auction items. This popular event sells out each year, so get your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 919.245.2015. Experienced volunteer dealers and casino operators are needed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Leo Allison at 919-563-9110. To donate $30+ auction item or help sponsor the event, please contact Helen Miller at 919-906-5923. The Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center is a volunteer non-profit organization which supports the programs and services provided by the Orange County Department on Aging.

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  10. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  11. Welcome to Medicare!

    April 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions on Medicare - and all its parts. Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.

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  12. Dementia Basics: A Caregiver Education Series

    April 22, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    A four-part series with topics around: brain health - types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparing for the journey ahead. We invite those with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and other interested community members to join us! Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  13. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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  14. Legal Services

    April 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Join us for a Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., presentation by attorney, Melany Earnhardt, to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved one from fraud and exploitation. The following topics will be covered: 1) Money Smart – Avoid Financial Exploitation Talk: Elder financial exploitation can result in the loss of the ability to live independently, decline in health, broken trust, and it can fracture families. 2) Awareness Is The First Step: Discover information and tips to help prevent common frauds and other types of elder financial exploitation. *Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc provides free legal services to low-income individuals age 60 and over on a variety of civil legal issues. Service include: Consumer Protection Law; Advanced Directives – Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. To request legal advice and representation on civil legal matters, call the Senior Legal Helpline at 1-877-579-7562, Mon – Fri, 9 - 11 am or 1 - 3

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  15. World Tai Chi Day

    April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    World Tai Chi Day is held annually around the world on the last Saturday of April If you practice Tai Chi, lead a class, or are just curious, please join us for this event and discover the many benefits of this ancient practice.There will be demonstrations of the different forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gong and all are invited to try some of the forms.

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  16. Veterans Services Officer Appointments @ Seymour

    April 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at 919-245-2890.

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  17. Staying Safe On The Move

    April 29, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Do you want to be safe while on the move? Are you afraid of falling? No matter how you are trying to move, you should be safe while doing it. Driving, public transportation, walking, and riding bikes are ways to move. We offer programs to increase awareness on how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. On Wed, Apr 29, there will be a free *CarFit and Balance Screenings (by appointment only), footwear examinations, and walker and cane fitting adjustments. For more information, contact Latonya Brown – lbrown@orangecountync.gov or 919-245-4270. *CarFit is an educational program that offers the opportunity to check how well your personal vehicle “fits” you. Bring your vehicle to the Passmore Center to participate.

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  18. Veterans Service Officer Appointments @ Passmore

    April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Ivan Sarabia, Orange County’s Veterans Services Officer, sees clients by appointment only at both senior centers and his office at 113-B Mayo Street, Hillsborough. He will explore and explain health, financial aid, and other benefits veterans and/or family members may be eligible to receive. To make an appointment, call Ivan at

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