OCTOBER NEWS

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Welcome to Fall! There is lots going on and we want you Involved!

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment time. Call for an appt. to have our trained counselors assist you with saving money on your prescriptions.

The Fitness Staff are giving you lots of options to “Get Moving”.    Check out W.O.W, (workout of the week) or our new Yoga classes. Check out the “new to us” multi-station weight machine. It is a commercial machine for 3 users.
Thank you for working with staff to allow us to move programming to best fit our Center’s needs. We have many programs, groups and clubs who enjoy the space the Center provides. We continue to expand options to “Add Life to Years”.

The Board of Directors is preparing for the Oct. 24th Board meeting. Board Members welcome your suggestions. Stop at the Front Desk for a list of current members.

Thank you for the many generous donations made recently in memory of participants and for the Aquatic Pool renovations. We are grateful!

SEPTEMBER NEWS

Get Involved at RHSC this Fall!

Hear great advice on preparing for Retirement
Limber up with the new Yoga Classes
Get out of Town with a Day Trip
Treat Yourself to Lunch &  Jazz  Music
Explore Cultures of the World
Learn a new Craft or take a new Class

SO MANY OPTIONS!  SEE YOU AT RHSC!

 

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AUGUST NEWS

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The Board of Directors hosted their  Annual Meeting July 24th. Thanks to all who attended to learn about Center operations.

The 2017-18 Annual Report is now available. You can get a copy at the center and on our website.

At the meeting, a few stats on NC and Rowan County’s Older adults were shared:

NC ranks 9th nationally, both in total population and in the # of adults age 65 and older

In 7 years, 1 in 5 North Carolinians will be age 65 and older (year 2025)

In the next 20 years in Rowan County, people age 65 and older will increase 92% while state growth will increase 76%

Today, Rowan County’s older adults, age 65 and older:

-10.5%  are living below 100% of poverty level
-27%  are living between 100-200% of poverty level
-26% are living alone
-40% have one or more disabilities
-Approx. 800 adults, age 60+, are responsible for children under age 18
-Adults age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s Disease in NC is expected to increase 31% in the next 7 yrs.

Something to think about as we work together to respond to the growing needs of Older Adults in our County.