— New Event in AdventHealth Age-Friendly Education Series:
Ageism Awareness – Reframing Aging
Oct 5, 2023; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth, in partnership with the Council on Aging of Henderson County, is excited to offer a series of community education events focused on the needs and care of our aging population.
Join us for this informative session to learn about ageism awareness and how we can reframe aging. Billie Breeden, Age-Friendly Coordinator for Buncombe County Health and Human Services will share the concept of ageism and explore scenarios related to it. She will identify potential barriers within varied social constructs and suggest strategies for addressing ageism in a proactive way by creating awareness through education.
AdventHealth Age-Friendly Education Series: Ageism Awareness – Reframing Aging
AdventHealth Age-Friendly Center
Located at: AdventHealth Multispecialty at Laurel Park*
1881 Pisgah Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
5:30 to 7 pm
- Doors open at 5:30 pm
- Presentation begins at 6 pm
To Register visit AdventHealthNC.com/Events or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).
More about featured speaker:
Billie Breeden serves as the Age-Friendly Coordinator for Buncombe County Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services. Billie first began working with seniors as a Meals on Wheels volunteer and later became her mother’s caregiver. Billie decided to pursue her passion for older adults and earned a Master of Science (MS) degree with a concentration in Gerontology and continues her commitment to serve the elder population.
*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville
About AdventHealth Age-Friendly Center: AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first health system in North Carolina to be designated as an Age-Friendly Initiative Participant through The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. This initiative is helping hospitals and other care settings implement a set of evidence-based interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults.
In 2020, AdventHealth Hendersonville became the only health system in Western North Carolina to earn the Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence designation for each of our AdventHealth Medical Group locations across the region. The IHI recognizes the care teams at these locations for their commitment to care of older adults that is guided by an essential set of Age-Friendly, evidence-based practices, causes no harm, and is consistent with the What Matters focus for older adults and their families.
The Age-Friendly Center located at AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Laurel Park is the latest step on this journey to provide whole-person care – body, mind and spirit to older adults and their caregivers. This center features board-certified geriatric care, primary care, specialty care, imaging, laboratory, physical therapy and psychiatric care all in one location to make it easy for both patients and their caregivers to receive the whole-person care and support they want.