406 Rigsbee Ave, 2nd floor, 919-688-4772, seniorpharmassist.org:
Senior PharmAssist helps Durham County residents age 60 and up manage and get access to the medications they need. They’re able to find resources that make medicines available at low cost, and they help teach how to use medications safely and effectively. A staff pharmacist can take a good look at all of the medications being taken by a resident and can recommend which ones are inadvertently working against each other. (This sometimes happens when someone has multiple doctors who aren’t aware of what the others are prescribing.) Call to set an appointment.
DURHAM CENTER FOR SENIOR LIFE,
406 Rigsbee Ave, 919-688-8247, dcslnc.org:
Now that it’s summertime, seniors who find it hard to afford fans to keep cool can participate in the Summer Fan Program. The Center has box fans that can be placed in the window to draw in cool air, or set up on the floor or table/counter to help you cool off. Here are the rules for getting one free box fan: You must be age 60 or older, you can’t have received one last year, and you must have current photo ID. People who are age 59 and younger and those who’d like to get a free air-conditioner need to provide a letter from their medical doctor addressing their health concerns. It’s first come–first served, so arrive at DCSL on any Thursday between 10:30 and 11:30am. Call Michael Patterson at extension 122 for more info.
DURHAM PARKS AND RECREATION,
Mature Adults office, Walltown Recreation Center, 1308 W Club Blvd, 919-560-4296 or 919-354-2710, website. The DPR Mature Adults office serves people age 55 and up.
Many of us who enjoy the outdoors and also Durham Parks and Recreation’s indoor and outdoor programs and features. While the pandemic has caused the closure of most DPR facilities since March, some programs are accepting participants while practicing social distancing and heightened cleanliness routines.
Here’s what’s open right now:
And here’s what remains to be closed:
UPCOMING FUN ACTIVITIES AT DPR:
Saturdays, 2–3pm. Visit this middle-class plantation, learn about the families’ lives—those of the farm owners and the enslaved people, and see the Leigh Family Cemetery. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the group size will be limited and everyone will practice social distancing. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.
news from the
JEWISH FEDERATION OF DURHAM–CHAPEL HILL,
Levin Jewish Community Center (the J"),
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, 919-354-4936, levinjcc.org: