Services We Offer
Al-Anon Principles and Traditions, Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in The Gathering Place. Al-Anon Family Groups are an international anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet regularly to share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve common problems. The primary purpose of Al-Anon is to help those affected by the addiction of a loved one. Although the family disease of alcoholism is the primary focus of Al-Anon, those with friends or relatives suffering from other addictions may also seek and find help through Al-Anon. Sharon Derry will facilitate a meeting in which speakers describe Al-Anon principles and traditions while sharing their personal stories. A discussion about starting a regular Al-Anon meeting at Fearrington will follow.
The Fearrington Cares Center Will Be Closed from December 19, 2019 until January 02, 2020. The Center may be closed for the holidays but our volunteers will be busy providing transportation and handyperson services. If you need assistance with either of these areas of service, call the Center at and leave a message in the appropriate mailbox; a volunteer will be in touch. All requests for computer help and for the Fearrington Friends program will be handled when the Center re-opens on January 02. Messages regarding those programs may be left in the general mailbox.
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: First and third Wednesdays 10:00 am. – 11:20 p.m. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
AmazonSmile WORKS! If you designate Fearrington Cares as your charity on the Amazon website, each time you order they donate a portion to us! Thanks to your shopping, from the time we began our participation in AmazonSmile, as of August 2019, we have received donations of $1,464.16 from this program! As of November 2019, Fearrington Cares has received $434.16 of this amount this year. Thanks to all who designate Fearrington Cares as their charity on Amazon. Keep up the good shopping, and remember AmazonSmile when shopping this holiday season and always!
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.