Services We Offer
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org). email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (984) 999-0680.
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!
Fearrington Cares offers the services of a Registered Nurse right here in the Village during office hours.
Volunteer drivers provide limited (within a 25-mile radius) transportation for specific needs.
Computer Help volunteers can help you with connecting wires and troubleshooting other minor hardware and networking issues with PCs and Macs.
Handy Person volunteers can help with minor home repairs and small maintenance issues.
Fearrington Friends volunteers connect one-to-one with residents who may benefit from a friendly visit and regular social contact.
Fearrington Cares can loan you equipment for medical needs or for visiting children.
Fearrington Cares sponsors support groups that provide a safe place to explore the challenges, feelings and rewards that come with dealing with chronic health conditions, caregiving, grief and other issues.
Fearrington Cares offers Educational Opportunities throughout the year on a variety of topics.