It’s Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot!
The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage. The season has gotten off to an early start especially in the South and the strain that is spreading fastest is a very serious one. It’s still not too late to get vaccinated. Monitor the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) influenza website
for up-to-date incidence and prevalence reports, symptoms, and warnings. This is a health issue to be taken seriously.
New Transportation Terms Beginning in 2020.
Fearrington Cares volunteers will take villagers to the grocery store, the bank, an attorney or to a medical appointment. Our services are well utilized and the increasing number of requests is challenging our drivers many weeks of the year. Beginning in 2020, we have 2 important requests of those we assist: we ask that grocery shopping be completed in 90 minutes and going forward we can no longer provide either next day or same-day rides. Ride requests for medical appointments may be made as much as 2 weeks in advance; please call the Center with no less than 2 days’ notice to request transportation assistance from our volunteers.
A NEW SUPPORT GROUP: Living with Loss
meets at 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Thursdays, January 09 and 30, 2020 in the Fearrington Cares Center. This new Support Group is open to people who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, parent, child, or friend and will meet twice a month
. Led by Fearrington residents John and Judyth Branson (John a minister and Judyth a psychotherapist), this will be a confidential group where it feels safe to talk about the feelings of loss. Call Judyth (203-451-0383) or Karen (919-542-6877) if you have questions.
See the FearringtonEdge TECH TUESDAYS Series new dedicated content page
, which displays recent and upcoming program information, including (when available) the presentation files associated with each program in the series. Following all programs, visit that page to see and download the associated program file(s). Next program February 04, 2020.
See their dedicated page for details.
Let’s Talk Dementia. 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at The Gathering Place. Understanding dementia, possible treatments and the course of the disease are challenging. Dr. Rosanne Tiller of the UNC Geriatrics Specialty Clinic will explore what we know, the role of medication, the need for caregiver education and support and what the future holds. Dr. Tiller completed medical school at Duke, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is pursuing her fellowship in Geriatrics.
Chatham Public Library FREE Computer Classes for JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2020:
- Drop-in Computer Assistance: January 8, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (no registration required)
- Getting Started with eBooks: January 15, Wednesday, 3:00, 3:30, or 4:00 PM (30-minute, one-on-one sessions)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 1: January 29, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
- Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2: February 5, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
- Drop-in Computer Assistance: February 12, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (no registration required)
- Intro to Facebook: February 20, Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
A full list of upcoming events can be found on the library’s events calendar
. Sign up to receive automatic email notifications
when a new class is added. (Be sure to select Library Adult Events.)
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.