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The Fearrington Cares Center Will Be Closed on Labor Day,

Monday, September 02, 2019.

“Preserving and Sharing Your Family History”

After Action Narrative & Resource File Links

NCSU Mechanical Design Graduate Students Designing With Dignity ProjectNCSU graduate students in Mechanical Design worked with FC Elder Innovators for three months to evaluate their design projects. STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, ELDER INNOVATORS: Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, & David Kahler. NOT PICTURED: John Tyrrell and Amy Nullman. (Unfortunately, this very wide image had to be cropped slightly to fit the frame.
Weekday Morning Movement ClassesMovement classes every weekday morning at the Fearrington Cares Center. See the Calendar tab for the classes and schedule.
Recent Fearrington Cares Health ExpoA recent Fearrington Cares Health Expo held at The Gathering Place featuring a room full of exhibitors of health products and demonstrations.
Fearrington Elder InnovatorsParticipants in the ELDER INNOVATORS led by Lee Anne McClymont (front row on left) on their tour of high-growth startups and an online community of doers that power the entrepreneurial startup engine with their creativity and productivity at American Underground (Durham) and HD Raleigh.
Fearrington Cares Volunteer Driver Providing Free Ride to ResidentOur dedicated corps of resident-volunteer drivers each scheduled for just two weeks/year.
October 2018 Parkinson's Fund Raiser Walk80 participants in 3rd annual village donation fundraiser for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Community Residents Donated Food & Supplies for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts185 residents donated 131 large boxes of cleaning supplies, bottled water, food, & personal items, together with $2,780 to the Red Cross and $1,315 to Salvation Army.
The Late Matthew LeavittPresenting his wonderful nature photographs taken in the village and surrounding areas.
Ticks in the Landscape ProgramMalcolm Laner introducing Dr. Jennifer Platt, who presented the program.
Community Birthday LuncheonMusical entertainment during the 2018 Fearrington Cares Community Birthday Luncheon.
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  • Effective immediately, UNC Hospitals Department of Volunteer Services is not accepting magazine donations for waiting rooms; therefore, we are asking residents who have generously shared magazines in the past to NO LONGER bring magazines to the Center and not to leave them at our doorstep when we are closed.
  • Parkinson’s Caregivers and Care Receivers: No meetings scheduled for July and August. See you in September.
  • Caregivers Support Group: No meetings in August. (Contact Fred or Karen Shectman, momback1@aol.com). karenlshectman@gmail.com).

Free Blood Pressure Checks during Nurse’s Hours. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to Noon at The Fearrington Cares Center. Don’t Wait!  Get the NEW Shingles Vaccination. See the short article on our NEWS page.

Tick Bite Study at UNC. Have you been bitten by a tick and have a rash that is 2 inches or more across? You may be eligible for a study providing up to $400 in compensation. Help researchers learn more about the diseases associated with tick bites in Central North Carolina. Researchers at UNC are recruiting adults who have such circular rashes following a tick bite to obtain samples that will be sent to the CDC. Participation involves two visits with two small skin biopsies, blood and urine samples, and an interview about your bite and rash. Earn $200 per study visit. You do not need the tick to participate; if you have saved it, please bring it to your first visit. Contact the study at tickstudy@unc.edu or (984) 999-0680.

Join Our Movement Classes! Regular movement and stretches help keep you healthy. We provide classes for you every weekday from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 pm.  See this MOVEMENT CLASSES calendar for class descriptions and class schedules.

Our five Support Groups meet at the Fearrington Cares Center unless otherwise noted.  ‘Brainiacs’: Thursdays, 10:00–11:00 a.m.  (Call Karen Metzguer, 919–542–6877, for information.) | Parkinson’s Caregivers and Care Receivers: No meetings July & August. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays, No meetings in August. | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m.

County Connections for Emergencies, 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at The Gathering Place. Prepare your household for the next disaster and learn how the Chatham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is prepared to provide assistance during local emergencies. Locate county emergency shelters, find out how to prepare for disaster situations and hear about techniques for coping with lengthy power outages. Andy Foshee, from the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), will be the featured speaker.

“Introduction to Insight Meditation,”  Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place. In Insight Meditation, this concept of “mindfulness” is central but also is embedded in a broader approach, which many people find more supportive than stand-alone mindfulness. This talk will describe how Insight Meditation came to be developed and how it differs from several other approaches to meditation. There will be an opportunity for direct experience of a short guided meditation, followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions. Our presenter, Scott Bryce, has been a psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner since the mid-1990s, and he continues to explore how these two practices intersect. He served for a number of years as a practice leader with the Eno River Buddhist Community and is now a teacher for Triangle Insight Meditation Community.

Amazon Smile WORKS! If you designate Fearrington Cares as your charity on the Amazon website, each time you order they donate a portion to us! In the last quarter of 2018, we received a donation of $191.94, thanks to your shopping! To date, Fearrington Cares has received over $1,200 from this program. Thanks to all who designate Fearrington Cares as their charity on Amazon. Keep up the good shopping!

Volunteers Always Needed and Welcomed! Fearrington Cares can always use more volunteer drivers, handy people, computer jocks, and Fearrington Friends. If you have any interest in or questions about volunteering, please call the Center (919-542-6877).
Especially now that we are likely to experience strong summer thunderstorms with frequent intense lightning and possible high winds and even damaging hail, Duke Energy encourages everyone to have a plan should another severe storm cause extended power outages. You can sign up for outage alerts by texting REG to 57801 or enroll online.
Click here to see the schedule of free computer classes for July & August 2019 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.

If you live in Fearrington Village and need a helping hand, Fearrington Cares is a network of volunteers, friends, and neighbors who are here to help at no cost to you!


Fearrington Cares provides services and programs to support mental and physical health, as well as educational programs on a wide variety of topics.

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