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Help Fearrington Cares Pave the Way to Furnish our New Addition

Special Fundraiser Campaign. Help us pave the way to furnish our new addition and create a lovely patio at the same time. We are offering 4”x8” engraved personalized bricks for $125. These bricks can include your own name or be in memory or honor of another individual. You choose your own text, up to 3 lines, 20 characters per line. These bricks can be ordered directly from the manufacturer by clicking on the small graphic on the left or by clicking HERE. If you prefer to pay by your tax-deductible check, you can download, print, and complete this order form to mail or bring to the Fearrington Cares Center.


 

Jeff Hopper and Karen MetzguerKaren Metzguer, Fearrington Cares' Nurse and Executive Director, discusses the state of "The Build" with our contractor, Jeff Hopper. Site prep, plumbing, and concrete slab are completed and framing commenced on December 09, 2019.
Help Us Pave the Way to Furnish Our New AdditionTo contribute by ordering a paving brick, see the easy-to-follow ordering information contained in the announcement at the top of our home page.
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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The Fearrington Cares Center Will Be Closed from Thursday, December 19, 2019 until Thursday, January 02, 2020. The Center may be closed for the holidays but our volunteers will be busy providing transportation and handyperson services. If you need assistance with either of these areas of service, call the Center at 919-542-6877 and leave a message in the appropriate mailbox; a volunteer will be in touch. All requests for computer help and for the Fearrington Friends program will be handled when the Center re-opens on January 02. Messages regarding those programs may be left in the general mailbox.


It’s Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot!  The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage. The season has gotten off to an early start especially in the South and the strain that is spreading fastest is a very serious one.  It’s still not too late to get vaccinated. Monitor the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) influenza website for up-to-date incidence and prevalence reports, symptoms, and warnings. This is a health issue to be taken seriously. 


New Transportation Terms Beginning in 2020. Fearrington Cares volunteers will take villagers to the grocery store, the bank, an attorney or to a medical appointment. Our services are well utilized and the increasing number of requests is challenging our drivers many weeks of the year. Beginning in 2020, we have 2 important requests of those we assist: we ask that grocery shopping be completed in 90 minutes and going forward we can no longer provide either next day or same-day rides. Ride requests for medical appointments may be made as much as 2 weeks in advance; please call the Center with no less than 2 days’ notice to request transportation assistance from our volunteers.
 
See the TECH TUESDAYS Series new dedicated content page, which displays recent and upcoming program information, including (when available) the presentation files associated with each program in the series. Following all programs, visit that page to see and download the associated program file(s).
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: First and third Wednesdays 10:00 am. – 11:20 p.m. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.


AmazonSmile WORKS! If you designate Fearrington Cares as your charity on the Amazon website, each time you order they donate a portion to us!  Thanks to your shopping, from the time we began our participation in AmazonSmile, as of August 2019, we have received donations of $1,464.16 from this program! As of November 2019, Fearrington Cares has received $434.16 of this amount this year. Thanks to all who designate Fearrington Cares as their charity on Amazon. Keep up the good shopping, and remember AmazonSmile when shopping this holiday season and always!


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.

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!

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