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A Service Provided FREE by Fearrington Cares Volunteers Along a Great Deal More!

2018-12-06T22:12:29+00:00

Retirees are making friends – and money – with this new handyman service created by millennials

Last year, Gerstenzang co-founded Umbrella, a service that helps older adults stay in their homes by connecting them to a vetted group of mostly retired handy-people who help them with chores that can become more difficult with age. Umbrella’s part-time workforce ranges from age 25 to 72, while customers range from age 65 to 98.

A Service Provided FREE by Fearrington Cares Volunteers Along a Great Deal More! 2018-12-06T22:12:29+00:00

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

2018-11-21T16:44:46+00:00

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer.

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices 2018-11-21T16:44:46+00:00

Chatham County Library Announces Free Computer Classes for November & December

2018-10-31T20:27:30+00:00

Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in November and December. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name.

Drop-in Computer Assistance November 14Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

Intro to Facebook November 15Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

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

Microsoft Excel Basics, Part 2 December 11Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

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

The Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (November 14 and December 12) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend.  Register online by clicking here. 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.

Chatham County Library Announces Free Computer Classes for November & December 2018-10-31T20:27:30+00:00

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park

2018-10-29T15:52:51+00:00

October 27, 2018 participants in the 3rd annual Walk Around the Park.

Fearrington Cares Parkinson’s Support Group held its third annual “Walk Around the Park” for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018. See the photo gallery.

The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness of  Parkinson’s and funds for a cure. This year’s Walk included 80 family, friends, village neighbors, a yoga class, and Fearrington Dutch folk who all joined members of the Parkinson’s Support Group. Donations of $1,500 were accepted for the Parkinson’s Foundation but were not requiredTo also donate, go to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, use this link.

The group is now raising funds to participate in the Parkinson’s Moving Day NC Triangle Walk on November 03, 2018. For more details, to join their team (Beltie MOOvers), go to movingdaywalk.org/MOOvers, or email Doug Zabor at the address below.

Beltie MOOvers team members will be able to purchase a Beltie t-shirt for half-price!

28 Fearrington supporters and people living with Parkinson’s Disease walked in the 2017 “Moving Day, NC Triangle” an annual fundraising walk event for Parkinson’s support. They plan to walk in 2018; contact Doug (jdzabor@gmail.com) for details.

For information contact Doug Zabor
JDZabor@gmail.com
919-929-2301

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park 2018-10-29T15:52:51+00:00

Computer FAQs: Sharpening Your Internet & Computer Skills

2018-10-26T11:10:25+00:00

Follow-Up RESOURCES for the well-attended “Computer FAQs: Sharpening Your Internet & Computer Skills” presented by Frank Abrams and Greg Flood, members of the Fearrington Cares Computer Help Group on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at The Gathering Place.  This program was produced by the Fearrington Cares Education Committee and the Fearrington Cares Computer Help Group.

Computer FAQs: Sharpening Your Internet & Computer Skills 2018-10-26T11:10:25+00:00

Rock Steady Boxing – Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Skills

2018-10-26T09:59:58+00:00

Rock Steady Parkinson’s Boxing Classes

In comparison with other sports, boxing is the most physically demanding styles of training, according to a study conducted by ESPN and by people who have done it! But in addition to being an intense, diverse form of training, boxing is also an incredible stress reliever, confidence booster and FUN!

Paula Easton, Rock Steady Boxing Participant and a Beltie MOOver.

Rock Steady Boxing – Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Skills 2018-10-26T09:59:58+00:00
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