Bystander CPR Classes in February 2020


Learn Bystander CPR

February 07 or 08 at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

February 06 or 19 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

at the Gathering Place

When a person experiences cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, the minutes before the paramedics arrive can mean life or death. People who witness the event can help but bystander CPR is performed less than half the time. Impressively, bystander CPR can double the survival rates of those who have sudden cardiac arrest. We will be sponsoring four American Heart Association bystander CPR training classes in February. Each class must have four to six Villagers. Registration is required; please call the Fearrington Cares Center (919-542-6877) for more information or to register for a class. The charge is $45 per person, payable at the class.

NORTH CAROLINA GOOD SAMARITAN LAW provides immunity from civil liability for those who provide CPR and act in good faith when using an AED to attempt to save a lifeThis immunity includes untrained persons who provide “Bystander CPR” and anyone who chooses to use the AED under the instruction from the 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatcher.

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Fall Prevention Checklist


Research studies have shown that one out of four people age 65+ falls each year. 20% of falls cause a serious injury such as hip fractures or broken bones. Falls, with or without injury, can result in loss of mobility, independence, and quality of life. Caregivers are impacted, too, experiencing a significant increase in their workload, sometimes leading to depression.

The good news is you have the power to reduce your loved one’s risk of falling. The steps below can help you work together to develop a falls prevention action plan.

Start the conversation: Explain you are concerned about their overall safety and want to partner on preventative measures. Suggest accompanying him or her to a wellness checkup that includes a falls-risk assessment. For an at-home assessment, ask your loved one to complete a brief fall risk assessment checklist by clicking on link below:



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Tech Tuesday’s November 05, 2019 Program on “Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape”


Submitted by Mary Johnson

Attendees at the November 05th, 2019 FearringtonEdge Web Security Program, part of the Tech Tuesdays Series, learned best practices for staying safe on the Internet.

Network security professional and experienced OLLI instructor, Tom Foss explained vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques for email, internet shopping, and password protection.  Tom’s presentation sparked lively discussions and pointed questions from among the 40 attendees about online behavior and avoidance of malware and bad actors.

This program followed Tom’s October 01st program on home network security.  Links to both presentations are here:

The Tech Tuesdays Series is produced by FearringtonEdge and is sponsored by Fearrington Cares.

Tech Tuesday’s November 05, 2019 Program on “Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape” 2019-11-05T21:34:46-05:00

2019 Parkinson’s “Is No Walk In The Park” Community Fundraiser Event


Submitted by Doug Zabor

Fearrington Cares offers a number of very important support group. One of them is the Parkinson’s Support group which meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Gathering Place.  Our group includes 14 or so people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their partners or spouses along with a number of widow/widowers of PWPs.

Since the single most important way to help to slow the inevitable progression of  Parkinson’s, every year, the Parkinson’s Foundation–the largest Parkinson’s research and support association focused solely on research into the causes and possible cures of Parkinson’s along with information and services–organizes an awareness and fundraiser called “Moving Day.

The Fearrington Village Support group calls itself  Team “Beltie MOOvers.”  We work and walk to encourage our wonderful Fearrington community to learn more about Parkinson’s and help us raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Three years ago, we came up with “Parkinson’s is No Walk in the Park” event.

This year we met at the Camden mail kiosk at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 with 50 people joining in to walk one time around Camden Park. 8 PWP, 20 relatives, and 22 folks from our supportive Fearrington Community enjoyed a beautiful morning in wheelchairs, roller walkers, with canes or walking around the park. This year they raised $15,643, up from nearly $10,000 in 2018, $8000 in 2017, and $4,000 in 2016.

We’d like to be the number one team in the Triangle but we need a few thousand more. If you’d like to support us, donate to Magda Schijff  by using this secure online site, or you could send a check, with Belti MOOvers in the memo line, to:

Triangle Moving Day, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

And please, next year, when you see our Walk Around the Park in the Fearrington Cares kiosk shadow boxes, come on out to learn more about Parkinson’s and how the Parkinson’s Foundation is helping PWP locally, regionally, and nationally.

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6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog


Exercising during the winter months can be challenging as temperatures drop, roads and sidewalks are slippery, and storms prevent outdoor activities. Here are 6 ways to keep active this season.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter | NCOA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines recommend that adults move more and sit less throughout the day by engaging in a combination of aerobic activities, as well as balance training and muscle strengthening.

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