Operation Fan: Heat Relief Project Returns to Guilford County

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

It’s not too late to give as today wraps up the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event!

Exciting news! For the 12th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past eleven years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.

Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Senior Resources of Guilford provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of Guilford County. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.

We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its Retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Subaru Share the Love Event.


This November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities.* Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this event, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, Senior Resources of Guilford will receive a share of the donation from Subaru vehicles sold at participating Subaru Retailers.

You might not be in the market to purchase a new car, but if you are, please look into the Subaru Share the Love Event to learn more. If you’re not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends. A few quick and easy ways to do that:

And remember: this holiday season you can ensure our senior neighbors are not forgotten, when you purchase or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice.

*Disclaimer: Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 15, 2020. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.


Safe Medication Disposal This Thursday at Smith Active Adult Center


Get Your Flu Shot at Smith Active Adult Center This Thursday


Upcoming Gay and Gray Events


SAGE Table Comes to Greensboro


Caregiver Expo This Saturday

Well-Spring Solutions Offers Free Memory Screenings

A Memory Screening is a simple and safe “healthy brain check-up” that tests memory and other thinking skills. It’s like many other routine health check-ups. It’s a simple, non-invasive test designed to gauge memory, thinking and language skills. Screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, are administered by qualified healthcare professionals and last only about 10 minutes.

While a screening result is not a diagnosis, scoring below the normal threshold can signal whether an individual should seek a thorough evaluation from his or her physician.


• WHEN: September 17, 18 and 19 between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

• WHERE: The Memory Care Center, 2701 Henry St. in Greensboro

• REGISTRATION: Space is limited, and a screening appointment must be made in advance. To schedule your Memory Screening, please call (336) 274-3559 on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please Note: The screenings are open to the Community and are for individuals who have not already received a formal Dementia diagnosis.



Well-Spring Solutions Caregiver Support

Ask CATHI: Planning for an Emergency

In an effort to continually assist caregivers in their search for pertinent information regarding eldercare, our Family Caregiver Support Coordinator addresses topics of most frequently asked questions via Caregiver’s Answers, Topics and Helpful Information (CATHI). Additionally, caregivers are also invited to e-mail individual questions to the Family Caregiver Support


If you are caring for a loved one, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, or crawling out a window, especially if your loved one has mobility challenges and physical issues. Not only do you have to consider how you yourself will get out of the house during an emergency, but how will your loved one be able to get out. It is also critical if you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, who impairments in memory and reasoning severely limited their ability to act appropriately in a crisis. There are just a few questions that a caregiver will need to consider in order to arrive at a much-needed safety plan for their loved one.

Once you have created a safety plan, it is important to rehearse the plan with you and your loved one, making sure that there are no other problems that arise during an emergency. You should share the plan with other family members once it is finalized, who may not live with you, as well as neighbors, friends, and any other personal care attendants that may be part of the in-home caregiving team. By doing this, it will allow people other than the caregiver to know here to locate the individual in a timely manner and assist with anything they may need in that moment, should their caregiver not be able to do so.

When you begin to create your in-home, emergency preparedness plan, a good resource to be in contact with is your local chapter of the Red Cross. They can tell what kind of natural disasters occur in your area, how to prepare for each, and how you will be warned of those emergencies. Also, many communities extend special assistance to those who have mobility problems by registering those people with a local fire department or emergency management office. Professional help will then be administered quickly and with priority in an emergency to people with physical limitations and mobility challenges.

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