Council on Aging Program

Council on Aging Program

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm.

Staying Safe During the Winter Months

with Colin Cumesty, Knox County Fire Bureau

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 icy conditions. 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 20-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 also serves as a Fire Investigator with the Knox County Fire Investigation Task Force.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm 

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Tracey K. Vitori PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Heart disease is the most frequent condition in older adults and the No. 1 cause of death. Heart failure, coronary artery disease, and atrial fibrillation are common reasons for health visits and hospital stays. Though heart disease risks increase with age, it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Join us as Dr. Tracey Vitori of UT College of Nursing explains how the right heart healthy-habits can help protect you.

Dr. Tracey Vitori is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, a Master’s Degree in Science from Wright State University, Dayton Ohio, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Xavier University. Tracey was a Scholar with the Rich Heart Scientist in Kentucky from 2012–2016 during which time she focused on psychological distress in patients living with cardiovascular disease. She collaborates with local and national researchers to advance scientific knowledge in the field of improving post-cardiac surgery outcomes, including collaborators at Mercy Health–Anderson Campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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