Notables: Aug. 6

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08/01/2014 5:02 PM

•  Five new members recently joined the board of directors for Senior PharmAssist: Thomas Bacon, DrPH, adjunct professor and research fellow, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill; Catherine Crumpton, pharmacist and owner, Alizarin Gallery; Dr. Laura Hanson, professor of geriatric medicine and director, UNC Palliative Care Program, UNC-Chapel Hill; Charles Wilson Jr., owner and president, C.T. Wilson Construction Co., Inc,; and Diane Wright, social worker. Senior PharmAssist is a nonprofit medication assistance and Medicare insurance counseling program in Durham.
•  Duke Homestead volunteer Anna Deen is set to complete her project for the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Deen spent the summer cataloging the historic site’s teaching collection and creating a series of touch baskets featuring items from the collection. The Duke Homestead teaching collection includes reproduction items which can be used in historic demonstrations and handled by visitors. Deen selected and researched the items to be displayed in the Duke’s house and assembled each touch basket. She also created items and guides for both adults and children. The baskets will make their debut Aug. 9 during the Duke Homestead’s Summer Children’s Festival.

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