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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.
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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On Thursday, April 25, Fearrington Cares will provide opportunities for you to reflect, learn and plan — don’t miss the programs. Our nurse regularly meets with individuals and families to discuss this topic. If you are interested, call the Center (919–542–6877, weekdays between 9 am and 1 pm) to schedule an appointment.
See our NEWS article on Fearrington Edge “Cutting the Cord….Are You Ready?” program held on April 09th at The Gathering Place and attended by 94 people. If you attended and didn’t get a copy of the presentation slides before the supply on-hand was exhausted, you can use this link to review, download, and print the program slides for your convenience. 
REPEATING Cutting The Cord…Are You Ready,” Thursday, April 25th, 1:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place.  Due to an overwhelming response we are repeating this presentation. If you are considering alternatives to your conventional cable or satellite providers, plan to attend this Fearrington Edge discussion. Mark Asman will discuss options for replacing conventional cable providers with internet-based services that could, depending on your preferences and choices, reduce your monthly costs. This Program Replaces the Education Program  “Hard Choices for Loving People” originally scheduled for April 25th.
Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m., Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Weekly Meeting at the Fearrington Cares Center. Meetings will then be on each Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Center.  
** Starting May 7th **New Tuesday Movement Class- Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place. A new class taught by May Su, an instructor with more than 20 years experience. Tai Chi embraces the mind, body, and spirit – Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body.
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.
Brain Injury -“Brainiacs” — 10:00 a.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center on Thursdays, April 18 and 25, 2019. This group is open to anyone who has had a traumatic brain injury, stroke or similar condition. Meets weekly for an hour on Thursdays.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.–11:20 p.m. in the Gathering Place. The group meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays.
Caregiver’s Support Group, Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Fearrington Cares Center. Meetings offer participants an opportunity to share experiences, vent, find support and comfort and learn about additional resources in Fearrington and the larger community. For further information please call Karen Shectman (785-554-8078), or Karen Metzguer (919-542-6877).
Don’t be taken in by these two continuing phone scams — (1) Many people in the area are currently receiving phone calls with a live person on the other end claiming to be calling from Medicare asking if you have received your new Medicare ID card. The caller also asks for your Social Security. Be aware that Medicare NEVER places such calls to anyone. It is a SCAM. Just hang up without engaging in ANY sort of conversation; do not try to engage the caller in by challenging what you are told.  (2) Also, a recent Social Security phone scam makes you out to be the criminal. How to avoid falling for it. See the details here.
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).
Fearrington Cares volunteers are delivering dinner once a month to resident family caregivers and their partners in February, March, and April. Please call the Center (919-542-6877) to be added to the roster of “All-Star Caregivers” living in Fearrington.
  • Especially now that we are likely to experience strong spring thunderstorms with frequent intense lightning and possible high winds and even damaging hail, Duke Energy (soon to be Dominion 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.

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