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Local AARP chapter to hold picnic lunch June 2

The Salisbury-Rowan AARP Chapter will hold its annual membership recruitment picnic on Thursday, June 2, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The membership meeting and guest speaker will follow the picnic starting at 1 p.m.

This month’s guest speaker is Craig Roe from the Penrod Company speaking about “Mobility Aids.” According to a recently released report from AARP, one in five adults says he or she provides assistance to someone age 50+ with activities of daily living (ADL). Products are designed for self-care tasks, including personal hygiene and grooming, dressing and undressing, feeding, functional transfers, toileting and ambulation.

The need for specialty products can be temporary, as in the recovery period following an injury or surgical procedure. Frequently the need is due to a permanent disability or chronic medical condition. Finding assistive products can be crucial. Most people do not even realize that there are products available that can help increase function, ease discomfort and promote a safe living environment and maintain independence.

Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Seniors who are 50 years and older, and their guests, are invited to the cookout and to stay for the meeting to find out what the local chapter is all about. For planning purposes reservations are required by calling 704-216-7714.

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