Invitation to Join Support Groups

The Caregiver Support Group

Are you currently a caregiver for a loved one? A long-distance caregiver?   A friend of a caregiver? Please help us get the word out to anyone you think might be interested in participating in a caregiver’s group, an opportunity for caregivers to share their joys and burdens, learn from others in a similar role, and gain support from group members in a safe and confidential setting.

The group meets twice a month via ZOOM; the meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays from 1-2:30 PM. You do not have to commit to a number of meetings, you are just simply welcome. Most attendees report feeling understood, relieved, and like a burden has been lifted by sharing with others. Fred and Karen Shectman are the group facilitators. For additional information call Karen Metzguer at the Fearrington Cares Center (919.542.6877) or email Karen Shectman ( for the ZOOM link.

The Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group

Resources can often be identified to address chronic pain, but few resources are found to help with the emotional roller coaster one experiences when living with a chronic condition or illness. If you are a resident living with a chronic illness or condition, consider attending this group to find support and inspiration. We will discuss the effects of chronic illness on identity and self-concept, communicating with others in ways that are healthy, as well as fears and aspirations for the future. This facilitated group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month.

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