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Services We Offer

Bereavement Support Group at 1:00-2:30 p.m Thursday, December 12th in the Fearrington Cares Center. Trying to celebrate holidays after the death of a loved one can feel confusing. A new Bereavement Support Group, open to people who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, parent, child or friend will have organizing meetings this 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. If participants express interest in ongoing meetings, this group will continue in 2020. Call Judyth (203-451-0383) or Karen Metzguer (919-542-6877) if you are interested in joining the group in 2020 but can’t make this December date, or if you have questions.

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 919-542-6877 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.

One-on-One Genealogy Assistance FUNdraiser, October 28-December 15 in your home. Your family has a unique history and there’s never been a better and easier time to delve into records to make surprising discoveries about your family tree. Fearrington resident Reece Jones has considerable experience in genealogy searches and is donating his time for a FUNdraiser benefiting Fearrington Cares. He will come to your home for a 1.5 hour session. You must be comfortable with using your computer and have access to the internet. This opportunity is available only from Oct. 28 to Dec. 15. To register, call Fearrington Cares, 919-542-6877 and come by the Center to prepay your registration fee of $25. Once registered, Reece will call you to determine a time convenient for both of you. Proceeds from this happy project benefit Fearrington Cares Capital Campaign.

See the 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).
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. 
Join Our Movement Classes! Regular movement and stretches help keep you healthy. We provide classes for you every weekday from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 pm.  See this MOVEMENT CLASSES calendar for class descriptions and class schedules.

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!

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.
Click here to see the schedule of free computer classes for DECEMBER 2019 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. Click here for a directions MAP.

Nursing Services

Fearrington Cares offers the services of a Registered Nurse right here in the Village during office hours.

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Volunteer drivers provide limited (within a 25-mile radius) transportation for specific needs.

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Computer Assistance

Computer Help volunteers can help you with connecting wires and troubleshooting other minor hardware and networking issues with PCs and Macs.

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Minor Home Repair

Handy Person volunteers can help with minor home repairs and small maintenance issues.

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Fearrington Friends

Fearrington Friends volunteers connect one-to-one with residents who may benefit from a friendly visit and regular social contact.

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Equipment Loans

Fearrington Cares can loan you equipment for medical needs or for visiting children.

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Support Groups

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.

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Movement Classes

Fearrington Cares sponsors Movement Classes every weekday at the Gathering Place.

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Educational Offerings

Fearrington Cares offers Educational Opportunities throughout the year on a variety of topics.

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Questions? Need More Information?

Contact Fearrington Cares (919-542-6877 or or just stop by the Center (9 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday–Friday)