Services We Offer
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 email@example.com 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: Wednesdays June 05 & 19; 10:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays June 05, & 19, 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
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.