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Fearrington Cares Activities Day! Monday, May 20, 2019

2019-05-01T21:55:35-04:00

#1 Free Swim Party 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Swim and Croquet Club

Fearrington Cares is collaborating with the Swim and Croquet Club to have a Fearrington Cares Day at the pool! Club membership is not necessary on this day! Put on your sunscreen and splash with your neighbors! Floating “noodles” are available for use while at the pool and a hot tub and toddler pool are also available. You can also play croquet, ping pong, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and cornhole. Bring your towel for the pool and please do not bring glass into the pool area.

#2 Free Medication Consultation 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Fearrington Cares Center

Have you ever wanted to discuss a medication or medication interactions with a pharmacist? Han Su, Chief Pharmacist at 501 Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, will be available for FREE curbside consultations. Please bring a complete list of all your medications; alternately, you can bring your bag of medicines.

#3 Free Skin Cancer Screening 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center

The Dermatology and Laser Center of Chapel Hill is providing FREE skin cancer screenings by a dermatology-trained Physician Assistant, Leighanne McGill. If you have moles or spots that you are concerned about, this screening is for you!

Fearrington Cares Activities Day! Monday, May 20, 2019 2019-05-01T21:55:35-04:00

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library

2019-04-24T20:14:07-04:00

Schedule for Free Computer Classes During May & June 2019

At the Pittsboro Community Library

Improve your computer skills at Chatham Community Library! The library is offering a series of free computer classes in May and June. You can find a description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name below.

Drop-in Computer AssistanceMay 8, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 1May 14, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 2: May 21, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NEW!  Google Apps:  June 4, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Drop-in Computer Assistance  June 12, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 1: June 19, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2June 26, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NOTE that the Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (May 8 and June 12) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org.

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College [MAP].

3) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here to register online. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org.

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.

Free Computer Classes Offered at Chatham Community Library 2019-04-24T20:14:07-04:00

Follow-Up Report on “Cutting the Cord” Program

2019-05-01T22:01:22-04:00
A Follow-Up Report on a Very Popular Program

FearringtonEdge & Fearrington Cares Presented “Cutting the Cord” on April 9, 2019

Repeated by Popular Demand on April 24, 2019!

FearringtonEdge and Fearrington Cares presented a “Cutting the Cord” program on April 9th for an audience of 94 residents. Focusing on streaming services and internet and equipment requirements, Fearrington resident Mark Asman (with the collaboration of Tom Foss) explained options to conventional cable. While no one service exactly mirrors Spectrum or DISH packages, most offer access to major networks. Mark reviewed options for taking advantage of free trial versions of various streaming services and websites that compare channel availability and DVR services.


You can
 use this link
to view and/or download and print a PDF file version of the slides used during this presentation.

Send Email comments and suggestions about this presentation, or other topics you would like us cover, to Fearringtonedge@gmail.com.
Follow-Up Report on “Cutting the Cord” Program 2019-05-01T22:01:22-04:00

Med-Visit-Pal and Return Home Support

2019-04-02T23:53:10-04:00

Fearrington Cares has initiated a two-part program to assist Fearrington Village residents who need support when dealing with unexpected health problems. One aspect of the program is helping residents with medical appointments by:

  • Consulting with you to plan for the upcoming appointment,
  •  accompanying you to the visit, and,
  • taking notes for you, at your request. No notes will be kept at Fearrington Cares; they are written and left with you for review and planning. Ideally, a resident will call Fearrington Cares and speak with the nurse before making the medical appointment. If that is not possible, please call with as much notice as possible.

The second aspect of the program is working with discharge planners, at your request, to plan the smoothest possible return home after hospitalization or rehabilitation. Contact us as early as possible to maximize the assistance we will be able to provide. Whether your hospitalization was a planned event or an unpleasant surprise, Fearrington Cares has multiple ways to support your transition.

Consistent with any of our services, these two programs are provided at your request. In times of stress, many of us forget the numerous ways that Fearrington Cares can help. Please tell your neighbors about this program; word of mouth is the most effective way to spread the news! If neighbors remind neighbors to “Ask Fearrington Cares First” we will assist when we can and share helpful information about services we do not provide.

A Resident’s Perspective on MED-PAL

‘I wish to thank Fearrington Cares for the MED-PAL program. At one time I was the caregiver and took notes during medical visits. These days I face medical visits on my own and worry that I will forget to ask something important or write down instructions correctly. I contacted Fearrington Cares and Karen arranged for a nurse to go with me to a critical doctor visit, notes were taken, questions were asked (and answered) and a form documenting the conversation was completed and left with me. Fearrington Cares does not keep a copy of the form and I have referred to it several times. I highly recommend this confidential program.”

Med-Visit-Pal and Return Home Support 2019-04-02T23:53:10-04:00

What to Do to Stay Safe in a Thunderstorm

2019-03-29T21:16:50-04:00

What to do to stay safe in a thunderstorm

If thunder roars, go indoors. That advice from the Red Cross can keep you safe. Thunderstorms, high wind and lightning can knock over trees and power lines, causing power outages. If you’re outdoors during a storm, Duke Energy says: Do not touch anything that is on or near a power line such as trees, tree limbs, cars and ladders.

What to Do to Stay Safe in a Thunderstorm 2019-03-29T21:16:50-04:00

Medicare Advice – Making Understanding Medicare Easier

2019-03-15T16:32:34-04:00

Medicare Advice – Making Understanding Medicare Easier | MyMedicareMatters

but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how we help make it easier. Find out how our partners at the Aon Retiree Health Exchange™ and Via Benefits™ meet the Standards of Excellence from the National Council on Aging and help improve the lives of older adults.

Medicare Advice – Making Understanding Medicare Easier 2019-03-15T16:32:34-04:00
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