Services We Offer
Reset Your Aging Clock: Foods and Supplements for Optimal Aging. 1:30 p.m. on October 24, 2019 at The Gathering Place. Dr. Bill Rawls, a medical doctor, integrative health expert, and bestselling author, will share ideas about key nutrients and natural supplements for keeping your microbiome in check and minimizing the modern-day stress factors that speed aging.
4th Annual Walk for Parkinson’s will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. in Camden Park. Having Parkinson’s is no walk in the park, so the Fearrington Cares Support Group invites you to meet at the Camden Park Postal Kiosk to take a lap with them around Camden Park. For information, contact: Doug Zabor.
Medicare Part D Assistance, October 17 – December 06, 2019 at the Fearrington Cares Center. During open enrollment, Fearrington Cares assists individuals in evaluating their options for the Medicare Part D drug program. We are thankful to resident SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) volunteers who will strive to help villagers save money with their choice of a drug plan. A session takes about 30 minutes. (Couples should schedule two consecutive sessions or separate half-hour times.) Bring your Medicare card, list of medications and any other insurance information. (If you were counseled last year and still have the printout you received then, please bring it with you). Call the Center (919-542-6877) to reserve your session or for more information.
Surveying the Cyber Threat Landscape November 05, 1:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place. FearringtonEdge continues its “Tech Tuesdays” series on safety and security in a digital world with Fearrington resident and experienced OLLI professor, Tom Foss, teaching us how to protect our home networks from intrusion. Online activities allow us to bank, shop, and even visit with friends without leaving our homes, but they can also leave us vulnerable to identity theft, fraud, and other malicious activity. Don’t miss this important discussion to help you stay safe in the cyberworld.
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. During 2019-2020, researchers at The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research 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: 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.
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.