Resources 2019-03-09T10:59:51-04:00

  • Effective immediately, UNC Hospitals Department of Volunteer Services is not accepting magazine donations for waiting rooms; therefore, we are asking residents who have generously shared magazines in the past to NO LONGER bring magazines to the Center and not to leave them at our doorstep when we are closed.
  • Parkinson’s Caregivers and Care Receivers: No meetings scheduled for July and August. See you in September.
  • Caregivers Support Group: No meetings in August. (Contact Fred or Karen Shectman,

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. Researchers 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 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: No meetings July & August. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays, No meetings in August. | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m.

County Connections for Emergencies, 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at The Gathering Place. Prepare your household for the next disaster and learn how the Chatham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is prepared to provide assistance during local emergencies. Locate county emergency shelters, find out how to prepare for disaster situations and hear about techniques for coping with lengthy power outages. Andy Foshee, from the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), will be the featured speaker.

“Introduction to Insight Meditation,”  Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place. In Insight Meditation, this concept of “mindfulness” is central but also is embedded in a broader approach, which many people find more supportive than stand-alone mindfulness. This talk will describe how Insight Meditation came to be developed and how it differs from several other approaches to meditation. There will be an opportunity for direct experience of a short guided meditation, followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions. Our presenter, Scott Bryce, has been a psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner since the mid-1990s, and he continues to explore how these two practices intersect. He served for a number of years as a practice leader with the Eno River Buddhist Community and is now a teacher for Triangle Insight Meditation Community.

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 likely to experience strong summer thunderstorms with frequent intense lightning and possible high winds and even damaging hail, 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 July & August 2019 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.