The Durham County Department of Public Health announces that COVID-19 vaccinations for people in Phase 1b Group 1 (those who are age 65+) had started but, for now, they’re on hold until the State can acquire more. They’re encouraging eligible people to get on the vaccine waitlist. Click here to be added to the list so that when vaccines are available you’ll already be in line for an appointment (they’re filling slots as they become available).
Just so you know:
When appointments resume, you’ll be able to call to set an appointment at one of these three locations:
Early-March update: As of Wednesday, March 3, teachers and staff of k–12 schools and childcare facilities are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Get on the County’s waitlist as soon as possible so that when appointments are set, you’ll be in line to get one.
Late-February update: The Durham County Department for Public Health is transitioning to a new and improved COVID-19 Vaccination Waiting List. Hopefully they have already contacted everyone in Groups 1 and 2 and added them to the new list. If you were on the old list and haven’t been contacted or if you’d like to be added for the first time, click here.
406 Rigsbee Ave, 2nd floor, 919-688-4772, seniorpharmassist.org:
If you’re just now turning age 65, click here to watch Senior PharmAssist’s new Medicare Basics videos. Senior PharmAssist will host its regular Medicare Basics webinar on Thursday, April 8, 12:30pm. Click here to sign up to watch this free seminar.
Senior PharmAssist also 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.
Click on the button below to watch an informative video, “What’s Up with Medicare in 2021?”
DURHAM CENTER FOR SENIOR LIFE,
406 Rigsbee Ave, 919-688-8247, dcslnc.org:
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.
Durham Parks and Recreation announces that they’ll go ahead with the Durham Senior Games & SilverArts Showcase from April 26 to May 18. Men and women age 50 and up are encouraged to choose from a wide range of athletics (including basketball shooting, pickleball, and table tennis) to compete in, and also to consider participating in the literary and arts showcase (including heritage crafts, writing, and photography). The registration period is Monday, March 1 to Friday, April 2.
Click here to get your registration packet online or have one mailed to you by contacting Michael Honeycutt via email. If you’d rather register in person at DPR’s downtown office (400 Cleveland St), call 919-560-4355 to set up an appointment; office hours are 8am to 5pm on Mondays and Tuesday–Friday 8am to 1pm.
Safe, social distancing will be practiced at all events. Registration fees will be $14 ($19 for non-city residents). If you have a Play More Card, you can get a 10% discount. There’s an extra fee of $24 for golf.A discounted rate of 10% will be given to individuals with a Play More Card. Registration fees do not include golf, which is an additional $24.
Click here for more info and to see the entire schedule.
JEWISH FOR GOOD/THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF DURHAM–CHAPEL HILL,
Levin Jewish Community Center (the J"),
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, 919-354-4936, levinjcc.org
Here are a few upcoming events; click here to see the entire calendar: