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Main Center: 406 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham NC 27701

All classes and programs are offered free of charge to Durham County residents 55+

For new participants, please schedule a tour to become a member.

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Dia de los Muertos | Day of the Dead
Wednesday, November 1st | Miércoles 1 de noviembre
DCSL Lower Common and Theatre 
Bring a photo of family or friend who has passed away to contribute to our altar. The movie Coco will be shown in the theater at 9am in English. 
Traiga una foto de un familiar o amigo fallecido para contribuir a nuestro altar. La película Coco se proyectará en el cine a las 12pm en español. 
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Conversations with Mandy Carter
Thursday, November 2nd
1:00pm | DCSL Theatre
Join DCSL and iconic LGBT activist Mandy Carter for a conversation
on what pride and liberation mean to you. This will be an intergenerational discussion on how far we have come, where we are headed, and what it takes to get there. Refreshments will be provided. No registration required. 
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Ten-Minute Chair Massage
Thursday, November 2nd
1:30pm – 3:30pm | Lower Commons
Students from Durham Tech Massage Therapy Program will offer free massages. First come, first served. No registration necessary.
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Falls Prevention Workshop
Tuesday, November 7th
12:30pm | Theater
This workshop will focus on identifying falls risks at the participant’s home and solving challenges with exercising and engaging in social activities without the fear of falling.
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Holiday Wreath Crafting
Wednesday, November 8th and 15th
9:30am – 11:00am | 406 Café
Learn a simple method to brighten your home this season by making a colorful holiday wreath. Please bring scissors. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register
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Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 9th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Exercise Room
DCSL invites veterans and their family members to join us as we honor those who have served in duty. The program will include guests and a light lunch. To register, call 919-688-8247 ext. 110. 
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Ensure Giveaway
Thursday, November 9th
10:00am | Support Services Office
Eligibility: 55+ | Durham County resident. While supplies last. For more information, call: (919) 688-8247 ext 104. 
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Aging in Place
Monday, November 13th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Theater
Do you have a plan to live happily & safely in your current home? Join this workshop to learn what you can do now to plan for aging safely at home. Presented by Certified Senior Housing Professional, Tracy Drakeford-Pierce. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.

Opioid Use Harm Reduction Training

Tuesday, November 14th
10:00 am | Theater
Representatives from North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) will provide education on strategies to reduce harm in the opioid epidemic and hands-on training on Narcan administration. No registration is necessary. 
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Painting with Police: Holiday Scene
Wednesday, November 15th
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Art Studio
Socialize and paint with Durham Police Officers. A painting teacher will lead an afternoon workshop designed for all levels. Supplies will be provided. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register. Limited to 10 participants.
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Holiday Food Giveaway

Thursday November 16
1:00pm | DCSL Lower Commons
Served in the order of arrival | While supplies last
Eligibility: 55+ | Durham County Resident | DCSL Member
Recipient must be present and have DCSL key card
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Fresh Produce Giveaway

Friday, November 17th
11:00am | Support Services Office
Join DCSL & Red’s Quality Acre as we provide free fresh produce to older adults. Produce bags include locally grown items that are currently in season. Produce is provided to those in order of arrival.  For more information, contact NaQuana Johnson: (919) 688-8247 ext. 104.
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Duke Chamber Music Student Concert

Monday, November 20th
5:30pm – 6:30pm | Theater
A night of music from Duke’s Chamber Music program. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.

Thanksgiving Celebration Supper

Tuesday, November 21st
4:00pm – 6:00pm | Lower Commons
Gather with the DCSL community to give thanks and share a sit-down meal. Call to register 919-688-8247 ext. 110 by November 15th.
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Brain Health and Aging

Wednesday, November 22nd
1:00pm – 2:00pm | Theater
This presentation goes over the basics of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, identifying early signs and symptoms, risk factors, and the research’s current theory on prevention. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Beneficiary Designations

Monday, November 27th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Theater
Beneficiary Designations: Understanding the pitfalls of wrong choices. Certified Senior Advisor, Rick Messemer will share information about legal issues of interest to Seniors. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Member Check-in

Tuesday, November 28th
12:30pm | Lower Commons
Stay connected with center updates from DCSL staff. Please share your thoughts and give us feedback on how we are doing. No registration is necessary.
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November Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, November 29th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | DCSL Lower Commons
Join us to celebrate DCSL Participants born in November! Please call to register: 919-688-8247 ext. 110.
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Holiday Choral Music Concert

Thursday, November 30th
5:00pm – 6:30pm | Lower Commons
This hour-long concert features music from America, Spain, South Africa, and beyond! Light refreshments served after the concert. This is an all-ages event that is open to the public. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.