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Alive Inside - The Story of Music & Memory

November 13, 2014
Carolina Cinema, Asheville
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3 pm

No Admission - Donations Accepted to promote more individualized music in long-term care facilities.

Alive Inside traces Music & Memory founder Dan Cohen on his journey to help those with Alzheimer's and other dementias reawaken their souls through the simple, profound experience of listening to their favorite music. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's U.S. Documentary Audience award, the film reveals how the healing power of music can triumph where traditional treatments fall short, and has inspired thousands of care professionals and volunteers to join our efforts.

Alive Inside is brought to you by the Ombudsman Program and is sponsored by Out 'n' About LLC and Engaged Behavioral Health, PLLC.

AARP Smart Driver Course

November 14, 2014
Land of Sky Regional Council
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12 - 4:30 pm

Steer into AARP Smart Driving Class. Land of Sky Regional Council is hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program on Friday, November 14th, 2014. AARP developed this classroom refresher to help drivers 50 and older hone their skills and prevent accidents. It covers age-related physical changes in perception and reaction time, rules of the road, and tips on dealing with aggressive drivers. An AARP-certified driving instructor presents the course, which includes group discussion and video. AARP issues a certificate to each participant on completion of the course.

How to Register
Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required please contact Janice Payne at 828-251-6622 or janice@landofsky.org. Class is limited to 12 people. Registration deadline is Monday, November 10th.

AARP offers classes throughout the year. For a full listing of dates and locations go to

Caregiver Appreciation Day

November 14, 2014
Lutheran Church of Nativity
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10 am - 2 pm

Do you have an older friend or family member, a disabled adult or child? Are you raising a grandchild or other young relative? If you said yes to any of the questions, you are a caregiver and we want to honor you during National Family Caregiver Month.

Caregivers will laugh with the Laugh Ladies, learn how music affects mood, discover the benefits of aromatherapy, enjoy gentle exercise with Ageless Grace, and be empowered by the rhythms of African drumming presented by the wonderful women of Wild Bodema.  Chair massages and mini-make overs will be offered throughout the day and on site respite will be provided for those who request this.

This event is free and lunch will be provided.  Contact Carol McLimans, Family Caregiver Specialist at (828) 251-7439 or carol@landofsky.org by November 10 to register. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

January 19, 2015
Elida Homes
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9 am - 12 noon

Join us for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.  This is a fun day for all ages to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and teachings into action.  Volunteers and community members will gather to work on fun and simple craft projects that benefit area non-profits.  All supplies, materials, and instructions are included and are appropriate for all ages. Last year, over 200 volunteers gathered to make items such as fleece blankets for Project Linus, bookmarks for POP project, “Adopt Me” bandanas for the Humane Society, educational games and flashcards for area schools, and cards for our first responders and veterans.  This year’s event will be held at Eliada Homes.  They have graciously donated their campus as a host site, allowing us to have a much larger kid friendly space.  

Free event - registration is required to ensure enough supplies.  To register, contact Janice Payne at Janice@landofsky.org or (828) 251-6622.  When registering please indicate how many people are in your party and the number of people under the age of 16.  This event is co-sponsored by Land of Sky Regional Council and Hands On Asheville-Buncombe.