Council on Aging Programs

At Home with Fire Safety

with Colin Cumesty, Knox County Fire Bureau

Thursday, January 12, 2023
2:30 pm at O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona St.)
This program is free and open to the public.

With everyone spending more time in their homes, it is important that we stay safe and protect ourselves from common winter accidents like fires caused by space heaters and falls due to ice. Join us as Colin Cumesty of the Knox County Fire Bureau gives practical tips on how to stay safe this winter.

Colin Cumesty is a 24-year veteran of the Rural Metro Fire Department in Knox County. From 2009 to 2019, Colin was assigned to the Town of Farragut Fire Prevention Office where he was responsible for Fire Code compliance in new
and existing construction. Colin has been a State of Tennessee and International Code Council Certified Fire Inspector since 2009. Since 2010, Colin has been assigned to the Knox County Fire Bureau as a Fire and Life Safety Educator.
Colin routinely develops and delivers public education programs with the goal of reducing injuries and loss of life from fire and life safety emergencies. Colin is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator who works collaboratively with
the staff of the Knox County Fire Investigation Task Force.

Is It Hearing Loss or Something Else?

with Dr. Georgia Yianas

Thursday, February 9, 2023
2:30 P.M. at O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona St.)
This program is free and open to the public.

Do you find yourself straining to understand what someone has said? Or that you need to turn your television up just a little bit louder, so it sounds clearer to you? It’s possible you’re experiencing the effects of hearing loss, but it may be something else.

Join us as audiologist, Dr. Georgia Yianas, explains the common causes of permanent and non-permanent hearing loss and how to prevent it. Dr. Georgia Yianas is an audiologist with over 25 years of diverse experience in the field of audiology. Dr. Yianas has had special training in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders, and has worked extensively with amplification devices. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in Gerontology. Throughout her career, Dr. Yianas has volunteered her time traveling to third-world countries and working with medical missions to help develop audiology programs to fit adults and children in their communities with hearing aids. Dr. Yianas loves her life’s work and always enjoys
meeting people and helping them hear better.