Seminar to Offer Expert Help on Dementia


A free seminar will be available next month for the community to learn more about dealing with dementia.

The August 4 seminar is titled “Ask the Experts: Conversations to Navigate Successful Aging” and will be held in the fellowship hall at Chapel in the Pines in Seven Lakes.

The seminar will include presentations from Jennifer Tyner, an aging life care professional with AOS Care Management, and Robin Hutchings, sales manager with Fox Hollow Senior Living.

Attendees are invited to share their questions, experiences and lessons learned on the topic of how to navigate a dementia diagnosis.

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina reports that “more than 180,000 people in North Carolina are affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and these numbers are expected to increase to 210,000 by the year 2025.”

Tyner has dedicated her career to supporting the needs of families navigating a dementia diagnosis. That includes working with individuals to deal with emotional, physical and financial needs; understanding the resources available; and making plans.

Hutchings’ role as a sales manager has provided her with insights into how older adults make the decision to relocate to a care community. She understands the importance of finding a community that provides opportunities for new friendships along with the security of having assistance available as needed. 

The discussion will also include information on local resources and an introduction to a new service based in Seven Lakes. Kim Szuch recently opened the North Carolina franchise of Alzheimer’s Home Therapy and will share details of her practice.

Doors for the 4 p.m. seminar open at 3:15 p.m. to provide time to visit with speakers and pick up information on available resources.

Seating is limited, and advance registration is encouraged. For more information on this seminar and to reserve your seat, call (910) 692-0683 or email

“Ask the Experts: Conversations to Navigate Successful Aging” is a series of four educational seminars. Future topics include: The Best Gift: A Family Conversation; The Care Decision, What’s Best for You?; and Driving Safety for Adults 65+: Safety Tips and Warning Signs.

Aging Outreach Services, Fox Hollow Senior Living, AOS and Friends Care and Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines began hosting programs that focused on the interests of older adults and their families in 2014. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the organizations are excited to host the conversations once again.

The community is invited to email their suggestions on program topics to