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TICKETED EVENT — Monday, November 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Fearrington Cares has planned a FUNdraiser that we know you will enjoy. Hope you will join us for a Celtic Concert and Dinner. Rip the Calico is a high-energy acoustic Celtic music group playing traditional dance tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and beyond.  You’ll be treated to jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, and waltzes from the 17th century to today.  You’ll learn about the dance traditions in which the music was born and how those traditions have evolved and thrive todayListen to Rip the Calico Music. Celtic Dinner fare provided by Galloway Ridge chefs is sure to please your palate.  A vegetarian option and a cash bar will be available. This is a ticketed event; please purchase your ticket HERE or come by the Center to purchase tickets before November 5th$50 per ticket. Proceeds from this happy project benefit Fearrington Cares Capital Campaign.


Fearrington Cares Painting Class Fundraiser. Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in The Gathering Place. Cost is $45 and registration deadline is Monday, October 21st. Contact Nancy Wilson, 919-542-3959 or  Fearrington Cares office at 919-542-6877. See more details here. Proceeds from this happy project benefit Fearrington Cares Capital Campaign.


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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Reset Your Aging Clock: Foods and Supplements for Optimal Aging. 1:30 p.m. on October 24, 2019 at The Gathering Place. Dr. Bill Rawls, a medical doctor, integrative health expert, and bestselling author, will share ideas about key nutrients and natural supplements for keeping your microbiome in check and minimizing the modern-day stress factors that speed aging.

4th Annual Walk for Parkinson’s will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. in Camden Park. Having Parkinson’s is no walk in the park, so the Fearrington Cares Support Group invites you to meet at the Camden Park Postal Kiosk to take a lap with them around Camden Park. For information, contact: Doug Zabor.

Medicare Part D Assistance, October 17 – December 06, 2019 at the Fearrington Cares Center. During open enrollment, Fearrington Cares assists individuals in evaluating their options for the Medicare Part D drug program. We are thankful to resident SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) volunteers who will strive to help villagers save money with their choice of a drug plan. A session takes about 30 minutes. (Couples should schedule two consecutive sessions or separate half-hour times.) Bring your Medicare card, list of medications and any other insurance information. (If you were counseled last year and still have the printout you received then, please bring it with you). Call the Center (919-542-6877) to reserve your session or for more information.

Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape November 05, 1:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place.  FearringtonEdge continues its “Tech Tuesdays” series on safety and security in a digital world with Fearrington resident and experienced OLLI professor, Tom Foss, teaching us how to protect our home networks from intrusion. Online activities allow us to bank, shop, and even visit with friends without leaving our homes, but they can also leave us vulnerable to identity theft, fraud, and other malicious activity. Don’t miss this important discussion to help you stay safe in the cyberworld.

One-on-One Genealogy Assistance FUNdraiser, October 28-December 15 in your home. Your family has a unique history and there’s never been a better and easier time to delve into records to make surprising discoveries about your family tree. Fearrington resident Reece Jones has considerable experience in genealogy searches and is donating his time for a FUNdraiser benefiting Fearrington Cares. He will come to your home for a 1.5 hour session. You must be comfortable with using your computer and have access to the internet. This opportunity is available only from Oct. 28 to Dec. 15. To register, call Fearrington Cares, 919-542-6877 and come by the Center to prepay your registration fee of $25. Once registered, Reece will call you to determine a time convenient for both of you. Proceeds from this happy project benefit Fearrington Cares Capital Campaign.

The after-action report on the FearringtonEdge Tech Tuesdays program presented by Tom Foss at The Gathering Place on Tuesday afternoon, October 01st, 2019 is now posted on the NEWS pages. The article contains the hotlink to download the slides used during the talk.
It’s Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot!  The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage.
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. During 2019-2020, researchers at The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research 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: 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.

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 in the Hurricane season, 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 October 2019 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.

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