Topics: Aging Population
According to 2010 census data from the United States Census Bureau, an estimated 9.6 percent of the Orange County population is over the age of 65.
The Orange County Department on Aging is a resource for the aging population in the area. The department offers various services to aging residents of Orange County, and it also maintains two senior centers.
The Central Orange Senior Center is located at 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough, and the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center is located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.
February 12, 2017
Elderly adults celebrated love a few days early at a Valentine’s Day party at the Carrboro Century Center on Friday afternoon.
January 29, 2017
The UNC Club Table Tennis team and senior citizen table tennis players faced off in a tournament on Saturday at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center.
April 19, 2016
There might be something slightly different about the Orange County libraries the next time you browse.
February 23, 2016
On Oct. 15, 2015, a senior pedestrian was killed in a hit and run on Homestead Road while crossing the street.
November 18, 2015
On Wednesday, Linnea Smith spoke publicly for the first time since the passing of her husband, former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith.
November 11, 2015
Residents and veterans of The Cedars of Chapel Hill retirement community celebrated Veterans Day with members of UNC’s Air Force and Army ROTC units.
November 09, 2015
The Healthways Silver Sneakers fitness program will be discontinued at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA as of January 1, 2016.
November 08, 2015
Eight members of the Seymour Senior Center will be strutting their stuff on the center’s stage Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
October 20, 2015
In the next 20 years, the over-60-year-old population in Orange County is projected to increase by 83 percent, and the community is searching for solutions to accommodate this massive, quickly growing demographic.
October 08, 2015
When Carolyn Parsley attended magic class at the Central Orange Senior Center on Thursday, she took notes on her skills to show them to her grandchildren later.
March 26, 2015
If you’re searching for simplicity at home, an innovative developer might hold the keys to your happiness — in the form of a bite-size bungalow.
March 24, 2015
Three local Meals on Wheels chapters are participating in the national organization's annual March for Wheels campaign to bring attention to their cause: delivering meals to homebound senior citizens.
February 24, 2015
Out the back door and over the lawn, to grandmother’s house we go — or at least, that’s the idea behind a new alternative to nursing homes.
February 04, 2015
With the help of ten fiber glass goats, the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center because a few thousand dollars richer.
November 30, 2014
The holiday shopping season in Chapel Hill is in full swing — and one local business is using the influx of customers to raise money for a worthy cause.
November 16, 2014
Orange County residents gathered at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington retirement community on Friday night to gather their goats.
November 05, 2014
Aging populations are presenting more challenges in developed countries like the United States — and towns like Chapel Hill might have something to learn from places like Japan, where aging has been central to policy-making in recent years.
October 08, 2014
Three weeks ago, someone stole Janice Tyler's identity and opened a PayPal credit account in her name.
September 23, 2014
For residents at an assisted living home in Chapel Hill, forgetting was a part of life — until the facility's new program helped them to remember.
September 15, 2014
A herd of 10 painted “Glamour Goats” will be descending on Chapel Hill in October.
September 14, 2014
Situated on 50 acres of land equipped with a learning center, dog park, nature trail and adoption center, Paws4ever Animal Sanctuary has never been a typical animal shelter.
September 11, 2014
An elderly Chapel Hill man was found Monday after being missing for three days — a scenario that is not all that uncommon in Orange County.