Support Groups

Some classes are taking a summer hiatus in July and August and will resume in September.

At this time, some support groups are meeting in person at the Fearrington Cares (FC) Center, whereas others are available only on Zoom. If the group is meeting at the Center, please follow our COVID safety protocols.

If you would like to practice a Zoom connection, email

Care Circle for Women

Thursdays, July 14, 21, and 28
2 pm
FC Center

If your spouse or partner has died in the last three years, join this new support group and meet other women on this path. Help us design this new program. If you’re interested, but unable to participate, contact Karen Metzguer at 919-542-6877.

Alcoholics Anonymous

10–11 am
FC Center

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is perhaps the most widely known program for overcoming an addiction or chemical dependency. For decades, AA meetings have helped countless men and women begin or continue their pursuit of lifelong recovery. These are closed meetings.

Sign up for email updates with further details. Contact Jan Cope-Kasten at

Brainiacs Memory Café

10–11 am
FC Center

This group is open to anyone who has had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or similar condition.  

Caregivers Support Group

First and third Wednesdays
1 to 2:30 pm
Zoom links to come from the instructor when you register

Being an effective caregiver requires kindness and selflessness, tolerance, resilience, and loyalty. But the demands of caregiving can sometimes make a 24-hour day seem like a 36-hour day. Those who provide care know that their task can be stressful and frustrating, perhaps putting them at risk for depression or other emotional or physical illnesses. This group offers participants an opportunity to share experiences, vent, find support and comfort, and learn about additional resources in Fearrington Village and the larger community. The group is co-facilitated by Karen and Fred Shectman. Email Karen Shectman to join and for Zoom information.

Living with Chronic Conditions

First and third Thursdays
1 to 2:30 pm
Click on this Zoom link to join

A number of resources address chronic pain, but few help with the emotional roller coaster of living with a chronic condition or illness. This group will help you find support and inspiration. The group will discuss the effects of chronic illness on identity and self-concept, how to communicate with others in ways that are healthy, and fears and aspirations for the future.

One-on-One Counseling

Individual one-hour sessions for short-term grief counseling may be arranged by scheduling an appointment with Karen Metzguer, RN, at the FC Center, 919-542-6877, who can schedule you with our Certified Grief Counselor and share other resources in the area.

Parkinson’s Support Group
The group will be taking a summer hiatus in July and August; the group will resume in September
1:30– 3:30 pm
FC Center

The Rumble & the Respite
The group will be taking a summer hiatus in July and August; the group will resume in September
FC Center
Registration required

Are you a caregiver providing your spouse or other loved one with help for activities of daily living? This new program is designed to add fun and comradery to the lives of residents who need assistance with activities of daily living while also giving caregivers a break from their daily responsibilities.

A caregiver is an unpaid family member, most often a spouse, who provides direct, daily care for a loved one. This program will give you some time to do something for yourself. For your loved one, The Rumble & the Respite will be a safe, enjoyable space filled with activities, including lunch. 

For more information and to register, contact Karen Metzguer at 919-542-5877.

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